Four common tax errors that cost business owners

It’s a new year and the perfect time to get your financial house in order. Business owners have so much on their plates, that staying organized throughout the year is the best way to make sure nothing important falls through the cracks when it comes time to pay taxes. Accidentally failing to comply with tax […]

IRS Free File is good option for many employees

Younger taxpayers who want to get a head start on filing their taxes can take advantage of IRS Free File. IRS Free File, which will open to taxpayers on Monday, Jan. 27,  is available for taxpayers with modest incomes – less than $69,000 – making it the ideal solution for hourly employees and those still […]

SECURE Act brings changes to retirement plans, kiddie tax and more

Congress recently passed, and the President signed into law, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act), landmark legislation that may affect how you plan for your retirement. Many of the provisions go into effect in 2020, which means now is the time to consider how these new rules may affect your […]

Three questions you may have after your tax return is filed

Tax season is now officially over, but once your 2018 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, you may still have some questions. Here are brief answers to three questions that we’re frequently asked at this time of year. Question #1: What tax records can I throw away now? This is a good […]

Don’t fall victim to one of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax schemes

Accountants are not the only ones working overtime during tax season. Scammers take advantage of this time of year to prey on taxpayers to try to steal their money and identity. The IRS has begun compiling its perennial “Dirty Dozen” list of the common scams that tend to peak during the tax filing months. As […]

Clear these hurdles to benefit from deducting investment interest expense

As you likely know by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduced or eliminated many deductions for individuals. One itemized deduction the TCJA kept intact is for investment interest expense. This is interest on debt used to buy assets held for investment, such as margin debt used to buy securities. But if you […]

Tax season begins soon, tax refunds to be issued as normal

‘Tis the season – to file taxes. January 28 is the official start to tax filing season when the IRS will begin processing tax returns for 2018. The IRS also announced that it will pay tax refunds as scheduled even in light of the partial shutdown of the federal government. According the IRS, the agency […]

Don’t be too busy to fall for this tax scam

An employer’s life is almost always busy, but it is even more so at the first part of the year with the added responsibilities of preparing documents for filing taxes for both themselves, their business and so their employees can file their taxes as well. Unfortunately, scam artists are counting on this hectic season to […]

Six things to remember when donating to charity

Whether it’s sponsoring an event, contributing to a worthy organization or donating items to a charity, many people give throughout the year. But, there are several things to remember when it comes to tax time. First, in order to claim a charitable deduction on your tax return, you must do two things: Have a bank […]