Learn everything you need to know about the 2019 Tax Season

$24,000 New standard deduction for married filing jointly. With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, preparing your 2018 taxes is not business as usual. There are many changes to the tax laws this year that you need to know about. Remember that taxes are due Monday, April 15th this year. Although that […]

Commont mistakes when filing taxes

Many Americans unknowingly make mistakes when filing their taxes. To avoid common mistakes when filing your taxes, tax-filing software is a great tool to use. In fact, e-filing may be one of the most accurate ways to file your taxes. However, even with software guidelines in place, it’s easy to make a mistake. If you want […]

These are the top Form 1099 mistakes to avoid.

IRS information returns (aka 1099s) are forms that collect and report information about financial transactions outside salary and wages. They help the IRS keep track of events that are likely to be taxable so it can hold taxpayers accountable for underreporting. If you are responsible for filing 1099s this year, here are some common pitfalls you […]

Tax Rules on Early Withdrawals

Are you thinking about withdrawing money from your retirement plan early? An estimated 1.5% of 401(k)s and IRAs assets leak out each year through loans, cashouts, and early withdrawals—so, you’re not alone. $26.1 trillion Total assets in retirement accounts (Source: Investment Company Institute) But how will this financial move impact your taxes and future? The […]

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Standard tax deductions 2018/2019 Single taxpayer – $12,000 Married taxpayers filing a joint return – $24,000 Head of household taxpayers – $18,000 Single taxpayer blind or 65 and older – $13,550 Single taxpayer – 65 or older and blind – $15,100 Head of household blind or 65 and older – $18,550 Head of Household 65 […]

IRS whistleblower rewards

IRS Whistleblower: IRS Rewards Snitches

We’ve all heard the saying “snitches get stitches’ but how about, ‘snitches get riches’? The IRS Whistleblower Office accepts tips from individuals who notice tax problems in their workplace. If the IRS moves ahead and collects as a result of the information, they may pay the whistleblower an award of 15% to 30% of the total […]

How to Respond to IRS Letter 226J

Are you a business owner that the IRS considers an applicable large employer? If so, you’re required to provide your full-time employees with an opportunity to enroll in a health insurance plan with at least the minimum essential coverage. If you don’t meet the IRS’s requirements, however, you may receive IRS Letter 226J and be on the […]

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Top 10 End of Year Tax Tips for 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time for last-minute tax planning. Just a few tweaks could save you a bundle on your taxes. However, timing is crucial with taxes. Act before it’s too late and take advantage of all the tax breaks available with our tax tips for 2018. The first thing to remember […]