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Businesses should be aware of the potential tax implications of PPP loans

By |2020-08-21T22:52:37+00:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Business Advice, CARES Act, COVID 19, Paycheck Protection Program, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , |

Understanding CARES Act and PPP If your business was fortunate enough to get a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan taken out in connection with the COVID-19 crisis, you should be aware of the potential tax implications. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was enacted on March 27, 2020, is designed to [...]

School expenses may be tax deductible for teachers

By |2020-07-30T21:34:26+00:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Business Advice, COVID 19, Tax Planning|Tags: , , |

Although the school may look a little different this year, the IRS is advising eligible teachers and other educators that they can still deduct certain unreimbursed expenses on their tax return next year. IRS: Educator Expense Deduction, Topic Number 458. Who is considered an eligible educator: The taxpayer must be a kindergarten through grade 12 [...]

Thorough business records are important for tax deductions and painless IRS audits

By |2020-06-17T23:45:12+00:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Audit & Accounting, Business Advice, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , |

Small businesses: take a proactive approach to recordkeeping If you operate a small business, or you’re starting a new one, you probably know you need to keep records of your income and expenses. In particular, you should carefully record your expenses in order to claim the full amount of the tax deductions to which you’re [...]

What is the purpose of the “no match” letter sent to your business

By |2020-03-30T21:39:02+00:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

In the past few months, many businesses and employers nationwide have received “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The purpose of these letters is to alert employers if there’s a discrepancy between the agency’s files and data reported on W-2 forms, which are given to employees and filed with the IRS. Specifically, [...]

IRS announces that taxpayers should be on the lookout for new versions of these two scams

By |2019-07-02T18:58:10+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

  The IRS has reported the following information: IRS Tax Tips With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams. Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax [...]

IRS announces 2017 COL adjustments affecting pension plans

By |2016-10-28T20:33:56+00:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017.  The IRS today issued technical guidance detailing these items in Notice 2016-62. Highlights of changes for 2017 The income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement [...]

IRS Proposed Regulations Target Gift and Estate Tax Planning Strategies

By |2017-05-24T13:42:05+00:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Estate & Trusts, News|Tags: , , , |

The IRS has released proposed regulations that would close so-called tax loopholes that many wealthy taxpayers have used to minimize transfer taxes (such as gift and estate taxes) when transferring interests in a closely held family business to relatives. If finalized, the regulations would significantly limit the effectiveness of certain tax-saving vehicles, including family limited [...]

What to do When You Receive a Letter from the IRS

By |2017-05-24T13:42:24+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Audit & Accounting|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you know what to do when you receive a letter from the IRS?  Your first reaction may be to panic, but your letter is most likely one of millions that the IRS sends to taxpayers every year.  So, wipe the perspiration from your forehead, take a deep breath, and calm the shaky hands.  This [...]

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