Organizing Your Tax Documents

GETTING YOUR TAX DOCUMENTS READY   You can make Tax Time easier with an early start. Maximize your deductions with planning and organization. By gathering your records as they arrive, you can make this a simple process allowing you to prepare your returns and receive your refunds … [Read more...]

NEW TAX FILING DEADLINES

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NEW 2017 Filing Due Date (Tax Year 2016)   Calendar year S-Corporations             March 15th Multi-Member LLCs     *NEW               March 15th Partnerships   *NEW                               March 15th C-Corporations      *NEW                         April 15th … [Read more...]

NEW IRS FILING DEADLINES FOR 2017

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   W-2/1099 forms and Partnership/Limited Liability Company  have NEW FILING DUE DATES Beginning in 2017, the IRS has changed the deadlines for government filings. W-2 & 1099 forms are DUE  January 31. This means that you will not only be required to provide W-2 forms to your employees by … [Read more...]

IRS Warns about Fake Tax Notice Scam

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IRS WARNS ABOUT FAKE TAX NOTICE SCAM The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its Security Summit partners issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS says that it has … [Read more...]

MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS FOR GROWTH

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BUSINESS GROWTH MANAGEMENT Identifying the ability to grow and making this growth happen is every business owner’s goal.  This desired growth will usually occur by following 3 main steps: Upgrade marketing efforts Project the company’s required needs to properly accommodate the larger … [Read more...]

MOST SHOCKING TAX RESULTS

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MY CLIENTS’ TEN MOST SHOCKING TAXABLE EVENTS Covered California Healthcare The IRS reconciles your Health Insurance Premium based on Income measurements.  If your Income has increased, you may end up paying the Government back their subsidy.  Avoid this by using techniques to keep your … [Read more...]

MARGINAL and EFFECTIVE TAX RATES

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UNDERSTANDING THE US PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX SYSTEM Misunderstandings about two different types of tax rates often create confusion in discussions about taxes. A taxpayer’s average tax rate (or effective tax rate) is the share of income that he or she pays in taxes. By contrast, a taxpayer’s … [Read more...]

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE VS DESKTOP

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QUICKBOOKS ONLINE OR QUICKBOOKS DESKTOP - HOW TO CHOOSE? QuickBooks Online vs QuickBooks Desktop To think that QuickBooks Online is just the cloud-based version of QuickBooks Desktop is a misconception. Even though these two products share the name ”QuickBooks”, they are not related. … [Read more...]

10 YEAR END TAX TIPS for 2015

PLAN AHEAD TO SAVE MONEY  Charitable Donation Records If you claim a charitable deduction of more than $500 in donated property, you must document the donations on your tax return. If you are claiming a deduction of $250 or more in a single donation, you will need a written acknowledgement … [Read more...]

COLLEGE TAX CREDITS FOR 2015

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IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME AND THE IRS WANTS TO REMIND FAMILIES OF THE COLLEGE TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE Here are two major education tax breaks, an explanation of who qualifies for each, and how to figure out which will save you the most money. The American Opportunity Tax Credit The AOTC is … [Read more...]