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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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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Recent COVID-19 Small Business Updates

Posted on 02. Apr, 2020 by in Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Here are some valuable resources on recent changes that can impact Small Business owners: IRS rulings SBA loan offerings Tax Relief Stimulus bill As you know the IRS has extended the federal tax filing deadline to July 15.  What you might not know is that not all states have followed on this extension with the […]

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Five Tips to Make Tax Time Painless

Posted on 02. Mar, 2020 by in Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Tax time is probably not your favorite time of year, especially if you have to pay the government your hard-earned dollars. Here are five tips on how we can make it just a bit less painful.  Have patience.  Practicing patience will go a long way when you’re dealing with taxes. Keep in mind that for tax professionals, […]

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New W-4 Creates Questions for Human Resources

Posted on 18. Feb, 2020 by in Employees, Human Resources, Tax Tips, Tax Updates

With the major Form W-4 overhaul for 2020, you may field questions from your employees concerning their federal paycheck tax withholdings. While it’s not your responsibility to provide tax advice to your employees, it’s good to be prepared to help answer common questions about the new IRS form. Here is a summary of the W-4 […]

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You NEED These Documents to File Your Taxes!

Posted on 11. Feb, 2020 by in Tax Tips

It’s easy to get inundated with documents during tax season. You can receive documents from many different organizations, including employers, financial institutions and others. Many documents are now also being sent via e-mail, which increases the likelihood it could get lost in your inbox. As tax season is quickly approaching, here are some of the […]

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Save Money With These Year-End Ideas

Posted on 02. Dec, 2019 by in Tax Tips

There’s still time to reduce your potential tax obligation and save money this year (and next). Here are some ideas to consider: Estimate your 2019 and 2020 taxable income. With these estimates you can determine which year receives the greatest benefit from a reduction in income. By understanding what the tax rate will be for your […]

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Reminder: Major Employment Tax Deadlines

Posted on 15. Nov, 2019 by in Tax Tips

Handling employment taxes can be complicated, especially when you’re required to file important tax documents throughout the year. Here’s a list of key forms and deadline dates to help keep you on track. Form 941 — Employer’s quarterly federal tax return This form is used to report income tax withheld from employees’ pay and both […]

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The IRS Is Not Always Right

Posted on 01. Oct, 2019 by in Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

A letter in the mailbox with the IRS as the return address is sure to raise your blood pressure. Here are some tips for handling the situation if this happens to you: Stay calm. Try not to overreact to the correspondence. They are often in error. This is easier said than done, but remember the IRS […]

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I Owe Tax on That? – 5 Surprising Taxable Items

Posted on 27. Aug, 2019 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Tax Tips

Wages and self-employment earnings are taxable, but what about the random cash or financial benefits you receive through other means? If something of value changes hands, you can bet the IRS considers a way to tax it. Here are five taxable items that might surprise you: Scholarships and financial aid. Applying for scholarships and financial […]

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