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Tax Law Changes for 2015

Tax Law Changes for 2015
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May 19th 2015 by Dorinda DeScherer

With Congress deadlocked over major tax changes, the biggest news for 2015 is what Congress didn’t do. While eleventh-hour legislation retroactively extended some expiring tax provisions for 2014, those extensions … [Read More…]

 

Above the Forms: Properly Classifying Employees and Independent Contractors

Above the Forms: Properly Classifying Employees and Independent Contractors
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April 30th 2015 by Mike D'Avolio

Some businesses misclassify an estimated 10% to 60% of their workers as independent contractors, and nearly 30% of firms misclassify contractors. It may be tempting to classify an employee as … [Read More…]

 

Best Practices From Tax Season 2014

Best Practices From Tax Season 2014
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April 27th 2015 by Shayna Chapman

Every tax season, we walk away thinking what we did right and what we can improve on. The 2014 tax season brought us some major tax law changes that created … [Read More…]

 

Above the Forms: Basic Tax Reporting of Oil and Gas Related Activities

Above the Forms: Basic Tax Reporting of Oil and Gas Related Activities
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April 20th 2015 by Steve Eubanks

Oil and gas-related activities must be reported for both federal and state income tax. The most common types of oil and gas interests are royalty interest and working interest. The … [Read More…]

 

Above the Forms: Advising Clients on Type of Entity

Above the Forms: Advising Clients on Type of Entity
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April 14th 2015 by Pam Welch

One of the common questions a client may ask you is whether they should incorporate their business. Or perhaps, your client saw an article online about the advantages of LLCs, … [Read More…]

 

Above the Forms: Are Your Clients Subject to the Nanny Tax?

Above the Forms: Are Your Clients Subject to the Nanny Tax?
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April 8th 2015 by Pam Welch

The “Nanny Tax” provisions do not affect the majority of taxpayers. However, when it does apply, the taxpayer often isn’t even aware of it.
If you hire someone to work in … [Read More…]

 

Automation & Ecosystem Are Reasons Why You Can’t Outgrow QuickBooks® Online

Automation & Ecosystem Are Reasons Why You Can’t Outgrow QuickBooks<sup>®</sup> Online
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April 6th 2015 by David Bergstein

Accountants everywhere should be reading the writing on the wall of their computer screen: Bookkeeping is dead!!! Automation is in!!! Clients want strategic advisors and not compliance experts.
Bookkeeping is … [Read More…]

 

Above the Forms: Helpful Tax Tips as the Filing Deadline Approaches

Above the Forms: Helpful Tax Tips as the Filing Deadline Approaches
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April 2nd 2015 by Stephen Wright

As we approach the filing deadline, here are 4 tips to help you handle those last minute headaches:
Q: What do I do if my taxpayer hasn’t received all the source … [Read More…]

 

2014 Filing Requirements: Repair Regulations & Change in Accounting Method

2014 Filing Requirements: Repair Regulations & Change in Accounting Method
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March 30th 2015 by Mike D'Avolio

Due to numerous requests by small businesses and tax professionals, the IRS has responded with a simplified procedure in Revenue Procedure 2015-20 for making an accounting method change. Beginning in … [Read More…]

 

Above the Forms: Fraud Associated With the Earned Income Tax Credit Remains High

Above the Forms: Fraud Associated With the Earned Income Tax Credit Remains High
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March 25th 2015 by Mike D'Avolio

The Treasury Department reports that fraud continues to be prevalent in the earned income tax credit (EITC) program. The IRS estimates that 22-26% of EITC payments were issued improperly in … [Read More…]

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