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 …
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Create a tax-saving plan to reduce your 2016 tax bill Contrary to what you may have heard, there is one sure way to reduce your tax bill: Create a tax-saving plan. And here's more good news — you still have time to establish and implement your plan before the end of the year. Consider these suggestions as you put your plan together. Participating in a retirement plan is a tax deferral strategy with a double...Read More
Proposed rules make estate planning an important part of your year-end review Is your estate plan up-to-date? A year-end review as part of your overall tax planning is a good idea, especially in light of recently issued proposed rules that will make significant changes to certain estate planning techniques. Here's what you need to know. What's changing. The new rules will limit the "valuation discounts" created...Read More
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