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What You Need to Know About Tax Extensions

The federal tax return filing deadline for tax year 2016 is Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. What should you do if you can’t meet the IRS filing deadline? Find out how to file an extension on your 2016 tax returns with these tips from acclaimed Southern California CPA, Phil Liberatore. Since 1955, “Tax Day” in the … Continue...

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How to Identify Tax Fraud

The first major tax filing deadline of April 18th is quickly approaching and is just around the corner. If you’ve not yet filed your tax forms you’ll be doing it soon or you may be choosing to file for an extension. At some point, you may be expecting to receive a nice tax refund check—unless … Continue reading...

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Internal Revenue Service’s Intensifying Battle This Tax Season

Phil Liberatore discusses why The Internal Revenue Service’s battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying in 2017, as tax-filing season opens and the most needy taxpayers are getting caught in the middle. (PRWEB) February 27, 2017 “During recent years, it is quite disheartening to know, criminals now have the skills and capacity to impact … Read More

Client Letter

Dear Clients and Friends, As 2017 begins, the odds of comprehensive tax reform look promising. Individual, business, and estate tax rules could undergo major changes for the first time in 30 years. The Affordable Care Act will likely be revised in ways that affect information filing requirements, payment of penalties, and fringe benefits. While a proposed plan for reform exists, the extent, timing, and details will...

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Reap the most savings with early planning for changing conditions

You already know that tax laws — and your opportunities to plan for them — change regularly. This year, with comprehensive tax reform a real possibility, early planning, combined with a commitment to adapt to changing conditions, will help you reap the most savings. Here are suggestions to get you started. Regardless of what other tax changes Congress makes, it's likely that a deduction for charitable donations...

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Tax highlights for 2016 returns and 2017 planning

While last year was quiet in terms of tax legislation, you'll want to be aware of some changes that will have an impact on your 2016 personal and business tax returns and your 2017 planning. Here's a brief summary. In general, funds you withdraw from your IRA must be redeposited within 60 days of receipt. In some cases, when you inadvertently miss the 60-day deadline, you can get relief by "self-certifying" that the...

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Up-to-date with due dates

As you prepare for the tax filing season, take note of changes to 2016 tax return deadlines. Here are changes for common forms. Contact us for a complete list. Form W-2. Forms W-2 for 2016 are due January 31 for all copies. In the past, employers had to provide Form W-2 to employees by January 31. Now the January 31 deadline also applies to copies submitted to the Social Security Administration. Form 1099-MISC. The...

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Is your business liable for taxes in other states?

If you're doing business in more than one state, you need to know about "nexus." Nexus is the level of business presence that enables a state to require you to register and collect taxes.Presently, forty-five states and the District of Columbia have enacted comprehensive sales and use tax laws. While the remaining states have no statewide sales tax, certain local areas within those states can collect sales tax....

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What’s new in 2017

As you do your planning for 2017, be aware that Congress may make changes to the tax code. See us prior to making business and financial decisions so that current rules and pending changes can be considered. Income at which itemized deductions and personal exemptions start to phase out be aware that Congress may make changes to the tax code. See us prior to making business and financial decisions so that current rules...

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2016 Year End Client Letter

Dear Clients and Friends, So far, 2016 has been a quiet year in terms of new tax legislation. The most recent major change took place last December, with the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH). Many of the provisions in that law remain in effect until the end of 2016 and beyond. Practically speaking, while tax reform continues to be a talking point in Congress and in...

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