Federal Tax Date Postponed to May 17

The filing date for the federal income tax has been postponed until May 17. The IRS has announced that individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This postponement applies to […]

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Will You Be Subject to a Penalty for Not Filing Your 2020 Estimated Taxes?

This has been a difficult year for everyone, and the last thing anyone wants to think about is owing an unexpected tax penalty. Unfortunately, self-employed individuals and small-business owners who are required to pay estimated taxes may find themselves in that position if they did not pay their estimated tax for 2020. The IRS requires […]

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Taking Over the Finances of an Elderly Person

Have you witnessed your mom, dad or grandparents having trouble managing money on a day-to-day basis? Are you worried that they may become vulnerable to scams or identity theft? What would happen if you had to suddenly take over management of your parent’s finances—paying bills and managing their money? There’s not only the day-to-day management […]

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How You Can Use a Deferred Annuity

A deferred annuity is a contract between you and a life insurance company. Funds are exchanged for a promise to provide a competitive rate of interest with a minimum interest rate guarantee while guaranteeing the principal investment as well. The benefit payments don’t start until perhaps 10 or 20 years down the road. The longer […]

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Understanding Sales Tax

Sales tax is inherent in almost all small businesses. No matter how remote or small your business, you are liable for collecting sales tax within your footprint. Until recently, it had long been the rule that states cannot collect sales tax from vendors that sell products in their state, unless the vendor had a physical […]

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Business Identity Theft–Is Your Data at Risk?

The IRS and state tax authorities have made significant strides in curbing individual identity theft over the last several years. With a decrease in individual identity theft, cyberattacks against businesses are on the upswing now. Here are some simple ways business taxpayers can help protect their data from hackers. Trends in ID Theft In February, […]

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Spring Cleaning: When Can You Purge Your Old Financial Records?

Feeling the urge to purge? Summer’s coming, so it’s likely you’re wrapping up your spring cleaning before your summer fun begins. April 17, 2018 was the deadline for individuals and C-corporations to file their federal income tax returns for 2017 (or to file for an extension). Before you throw out your old financial records, however, […]

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The New Tax Law: How it Will Affect You

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the new tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law. This new tax law brought big changes for both individuals and companies. In general, the changes to individual provisions expire at the end of 2025, but the corporate changes are permanent. While new the new […]

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