An Overview of Trump’s Tax Policies Numerous blog entries have been posted on the issue of what the future holds for individual taxation under President Trump. Many believe that the wealthy will be the beneficiaries of Trump’s tax policies, and some declare that lower-income taxpayers will see tax increases.
Common Tax Penalties Even though most people don’t intentionally incur tax penalties, however, many are penalized because they are not aware of the penalties or the impact they can have on their wallet. Before tax season approaches, here are some of the more commonly encountered penalties and how they may be avoided. Keep in mind […]
Two New Fraud-Prevention Measures from the IRS The first will purposely delay until February 15 the issuance of refunds for tax returns where there is an earned income tax credit (EITC) and/or a refundable child tax credit (CTC), giving the IRS more time to match the income reported on these returns to the income reported […]
Habits That Threaten Your Identity and Pocketbook We all do things without thinking due to old habits – however, these habits might be creating vulnerable hacks, ID theft, scams and Internet phishing schemes to separate us from our hard-earned money. Take a look at the following:
With 2017 less than a month away, it’s time to focus on getting everything organized in QuickBooks. Hopefully, you’ve been creating new records, entering transactions, paying employees and submitting payroll taxes, recording payments in addition to running the necessary reports.
It’s no surprise that a big tax trap for businesses is the $600 reporting threshold. Let’s say your business uses the services of an independent contractor early in the year at a cost below the $600 threshold, and you don’t bother to obtain the necessary reporting information from the contractor.
Are you a high-income taxpayer who would like to contribute to a Roth IRA but cannot because of income limitations? Well, here is a work-around that will allow you to fund a Roth IRA.
Fake IRS Mail Notices Crooks have tried all sorts of e-mails scams, but almost everyone has figured out that the IRS does not send out notices by e-mail. So crooks have changed their tactics. Now, there are reports of taxpayers receiving by mail (or email) fake notices requiring immediate payment to a P.O. Box. The […]
Time Is Running Out! If you did not file your 2015 return by the normal April due date and requested an extension, be aware that the final due date for your return is October 17, 2016. The date is normally October 15, but that falls on a weekend this year, giving you two extra days to meet […]
Did you know that in addition to winning an Olympic medal, they are also compensated by the U.S. Olympic Committee with prize money: $25,000 for a gold medal, $15,000 for a silver medal and $10,000 for a bronze medal?