I Sell Tangible Products Online – Do I Now Have to Remit Sales Tax?

South Dakota v. Wayfair – Selling Online in Florida —- Do I Need to Collect Sales Tax? The June Supreme Court decision, South Dakota v. Wayfair, is fairly complex, but can be boiled down to some fairly simple terms for determining if and how this will affect your business. Currently, remote retailers are not required […]

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IRS Issues New Guidance for Calculating Wage Levies

For those having their wages levied by the IRS, the levies are sent to the tax debtor’s employer via Form 668-W, Notice of Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income. This form contains six parts. Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the employer was required to give the employee the Statement of […]

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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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Get in the Habit of Year-Round Tax Planning

Addressing your tax liability effectively requires tax planning throughout the year. Those business owners who reap the most benefits consider their taxes year-round, rather than waiting to focus on tax payments only a few weeks before the filing due date. A typical small business qualifies for roughly a dozen tax deductions. For example, you can […]

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4 Tips to Claiming Higher Education Tax Credits

As the summer ends, many students are gearing up to go off to college. It’s an exciting time for recent high school graduates and returning students alike, but as we all know, higher education comes at a price. To help offset some of these expenses, the Internal Revenue Code offers two federal income tax credits […]

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Converting Your Home to a Rental Property: What You Need to Know about Taxes

Many homeowners have considered becoming a landlord. It’s an attractive option if your local real estate market is surging and rental rates are strong, especially if you’re already thinking about relocation or downsizing from your current home. In a perfect world, you’ll be able to shelter most or all of your rental income with tax […]

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PAL Rulings & Rental Properties: Tax Court Rulings that can Affect Your Property

Real estate owners who rent their properties often incur tax losses due to depreciation write-offs and other allowable deductions, but the ability to deduct those losses might be postponed indefinitely by changes to PAL rules. In general, these rules limit deductions for rental property PALs to the amount of income that you have from other […]

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Passive Activity Loss: How Recent Changes Can Affect You

Are you a passive investor in a business or rental activity? You aren’t involved directly in day-to-day operations of the project, but are still invested in its success. In general, it is a little easier to determine if you would be identified as a “passive” or “nonpassive” investor since the IRS has prescribed seven tests to […]

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