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Trump’s FY 2018 budget outlines tax reform proposals

Trump’s FY 2018 budget outlines tax reform proposals Since taking office in January, President Trump has called for comprehensive tax reform. The President’s recently released fiscal year (FY) 2018 outlines some of his key tax reform principles. At the same time, White House officials said that more tax reform details will be released in coming […]

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How do I? Safeguard tax benefits against natural disasters

How do I? Safeguard tax benefits against natural disasters As “hurricane season” officially begins, the IRS has released a number a tax tips, reminders and other advice to help taxpayers weather the storm of natural disasters and similar emergencies. The underlying theme for all IRS “tax tips” is that recordkeeping has generally become easier in […]

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FAQ: What are passive losses?

FAQ: What are passive losses? Individuals, trusts, estates, personal service corporations and closely held C corporations may only deduct passive activities losses from passive activity income. The rules do not apply to S corporations and partnerships but do apply to their respective shareholders and partners. In general, limited partners are not deemed to materially participate […]

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June 2017 tax compliance calendar

June 2017 tax compliance calendar As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of June 2017. June 1 Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment […]

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FAQ: What are my odds of being audited?

FAQ: What are my odds of being audited? Audit coverage rates are at low levels, the IRS has reported. According to the IRS, the audit coverage rate for individuals fell 16 percent from FY 2015 to FY 2016. The 0.7 percent audit coverage rate for individuals was the lowest coverage rate in more than a […]

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Tax scams proliferate during filing season

Tax scams proliferate during filing season The filing season is the most active time of the year for tax scams. These scams take every shape and form, ranging from telephone calls to individuals to sophisticated schemes targeting employers and businesses. The goal of all these scams is identity theft. Using legitimate identities of unsuspecting individuals […]

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All eyes on tax reform in 2017

All eyes on tax reform in 2017 Congress ended 2016 passing a few targeted tax bills and lawmakers focused on the incoming Trump administration and tax reform in 2017. President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on tax cuts for individuals and businesses. Already, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are preparing for what is expected to […]

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IRS releases 2017 standard mileage rates; business and medical/moving rates drop

IRS releases 2017 standard mileage rates; business and medical/moving rates drop The IRS has released the 2017 optional standard mileage rates that employees, self-employed individuals, and other taxpayers can use to compute deductible costs of operating automobiles (including vans, pickups and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes. The updated rates are effective […]

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