Tax

Avoid IRS Audit “Red Flags”

Undergoing the scrutiny of an IRS audit is liable to put any taxpayer on edge. While it may seem like the IRS randomly hands out audit notices like candy to unlucky victims, there are some best practices you can put in place in order to avoid inadvertently putting up any red flags. There are several…

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IRS

Scam Alert! No, It’s Not The IRS Calling.

Identity Theft and the IRS Identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information without your permission. While this can include credit cards, banking information, and passwords, it’s your Social Security number that’s the biggest IRS-related identity theft problem.  An estimated 4 to 5 million taxpayers are currently affected by identity theft with the IRS….

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Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters and Taxes

The frequency of natural disasters seems to be increasing year to year, leaving more and more people with devastating personal and business losses.  While some may say that tax season in and of itself should be classified as a “federally declared disaster,” the phrase holds more weight this upcoming year as thousands of families have…

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2018 Tax Season

Are the Clouds Clearing Over the 2018 Tax Season?

With the partial government shutdown last month and the possibility of another shutdown looming, there has been a lot of talk about the IRS and filing taxes for 2018.  Regardless if lawmakers pass a budget in the coming weeks and keep the government open or not, tax laws remain in effect and deadlines stay the…

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Saving

Start Saving For Your Future Self

How to Save More in 2019 Many people in their retirement years have regrets about not saving more during their earning years, but you don’t have to be one of them. All you need to do is be realistic and proactive about saving. It’s all about paying your future self.   When you are decades away…

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IRS

Will There Be A Rise In IRS Audits Of S Corporations?

Emil Abedian discusses his thoughts on the potential rise of IRS audits of S corporations in his guest post on Forbes. As a CPA with over 10 years of experience in the accounting industry, I’ve found that while no two businesses are the same, one major draw for shareholders incorporating a business with an S…

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Gratitude

Gratitude: Good For Business & Good For Life

With the holidays approaching, this is the perfect time of year to take a moment and reflect on all of the things we are grateful for.  Being grateful may sound a bit trite, but it’s also the number one, hands down, fastest way to a more positive life.  Gratitude can reduce stress, increase the amount…

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SSTB

Is Your Business an SSTB? (And Why Do You Care?)

QBI, 199A, SSTB—these are just a few of the new acronyms being tossed around as part of the recent business tax reform changes (like we don’t already have enough of them to remember!). Out of all the terminology, “SSTB” (Specified Service Trade or Business) seems to be the vaguest and most misunderstood. If you have…

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