Is a Tax Trap Lurking in Your Paycheck?

Posted on 21. Oct, 2020 by in Small Business Tips, Tax Tips, Tax Updates

Does your paycheck look a little higher than normal? If so, it could be a tax trap. The ProblemA payroll tax holiday, effective September 1, was recently signed via a presidential executive order. Payroll tax holidays typically provide forgiveness of Social Security and Medicare taxes that are normally withheld from your paycheck. This year’s tax […]

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IRS Announces Common Tax Scams

Posted on 16. Sep, 2020 by in Identity Theft, IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

The IRS recently announced its 2020 edition of its annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams. This year includes a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to COVID-19 tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments. Here are six of the more common scams. Phishing. Phishing refers to potential fake emails or websites looking to steal your personal […]

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NEW Tax Rules for 2020!

Posted on 11. Sep, 2020 by in Charitable Contributions, Charitable Giving, IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips, Tax Updates

Here are several new tax laws to consider as you start planning your 2020 tax obligation. Make up to $300 of charitable contributions. For the 2020 tax year only, an above-the-line deduction of $300 is available to all Americans who want to make a charitable contribution. You can donate to more than one charity, but the […]

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Should You Incorporate Your Business?

Posted on 09. Sep, 2020 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

You may have started your business as a simple sole proprietorship that files its taxes as a Schedule C on your Form 1040. As your business grows, you may want to change the structure. Here are several scenarios where it may make sense to do just that. Reasons to Create Business Entities Establishing limited liability. The […]

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How to Eliminate a Tax Surprise

Posted on 01. Sep, 2020 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

What is normally a reliable estimate of your taxes – the amount of money withheld from your paychecks by your employer – may be an unreliable estimate this year thanks to the current pandemic. Even worse, using the safety net of paying in what you did last year may not be practical if your financial […]

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Be Prepared for Pandemic Tax Surprises

Posted on 14. Jun, 2020 by in COVID-19, IRS, Retirement Accounts, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Numerous new laws provide economic relief to individuals and businesses hardest hit by this year’s pandemic. This much-needed financial assistance, however, comes with a few strings attached. Here are three potential surprises if you use the available economic relief packages: Getting a tax bill for unemployment benefits. While the $1,200 economic impact payments most Americans received […]

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Get Your Money: Ensure You Receive a Stimulus Payment

Posted on 12. May, 2020 by in COVID-19, IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Your COVID-19 stimulus checks are in the mail! Find out how much you qualify for and when to expect the money. The IRS has two websites to help with stimulus payments: One for non-tax filers to register to receive their economic impact payment and a new “Get My Payment” tool. BackgroundAs a response to the […]

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Key 2020 Coronavirus Tax Changes

Posted on 06. May, 2020 by in Independent Contractor, IRS, Retirement Accounts, Tax Updates

As you navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re here as your trusted tax and business advisors to provide guidance as we all traverse these uncertain times. Coronavirus uncertainty abounds. Thankfully, by monitoring tax changes on your behalf, we can work together to navigate the right path for you and your family. Here is a round-up of […]

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Social Security Retirement Calculator

Posted on 23. Apr, 2020 by in Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, Website Resource

If you are approaching retirement and are not sure what your benefits would be at retirement or perhaps waiting until you’re 70, check out the Social Security Administration’s website and use their Retirement Estimator: https://www.ssa.gov/benefis/retire/estimator.html. This tool pulls your earnings history and provides you with a customized estimate of your benefit at your retirement age.

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Tax Deadlines Move to July 15

Posted on 09. Apr, 2020 by in Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

The April 15 federal income tax filing due date has been moved to July 15, the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS recently announced. Here is what you need to know: The due dates for all tax payments normally due April 15 have been pushed back 90 days to July 15, regardless of the amount owed. […]

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