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Congressional leaders highlight tax reform proposals

Congressional leaders highlight tax reform proposals As the new administration and Congress get to work, tax reform is high on the agenda. Although legislative language has not been yet released, statements from tax writers in Congress shed some light on various proposals. Tax reform House Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady, R-Texas, has predicted that […]

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How do I?…claim the federal fuel tax credit

How do I?…claim the federal fuel tax credit The first step is to determine if you qualify for the federal fuel tax credit. The IRS has uncovered significant fraud associated with the fuel tax credit and is watching for fraudulent claims. The credit is not available to most taxpayers but only to qualified taxpayers, such […]

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FAQ…I received a letter from the IRS inquiring about a suspicious return

FAQ…I received a letter from the IRS inquiring about a suspicious return Tax-related identity theft spikes during the filing season. Many taxpayers discover for the first time that they are victims of identity theft when they receive a letter from the IRS. A taxpayer may receive a letter when the IRS stops suspicious tax returns […]

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March 2017 tax compliance calendar

March 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 March 2017. March 1 Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment […]

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National Taxpayer Advocate calls for taxpayer-centric IRS

National Taxpayer Advocate calls for taxpayer-centric IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, in a recent report to Congress, urged the IRS to change its culture from one that is enforcement-oriented to one that is service-oriented. Such a change, Olson provided, would create an environment that encourages taxpayer trust and confidence. In the report, Olson also […]

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Brian M. Whelan, CPA, Admitted to Firm as Partner

We are pleased to announce that Brian M. Whelan, CPA has been admitted to the firm as a partner. Brian, who has worked with the firm for more than 12 years, becomes the firm’s fifth partner. In addition to his experience in public accounting at Presti & Naegele, Brian gained experience in the private sector […]

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What to expect on 2016 Form 1040: Key changes

What to expect on 2016 Form 1040: Key changes Each new filing season may bring changes to the Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, as well as draft instructions for Form 1040 and any related Schedules, and this year is of no exception. The following highlights some of the changes to 2016 Form 1040, […]

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FAQ: What are “excepted benefits” for purposes of ACA minimum essential coverage?

FAQ: What are “excepted benefits” for purposes of ACA minimum essential coverage? The ACA created Code Sec. 5000A. Individuals must have minimum essential health insurance coverage, qualify for a health coverage exemption, or make an individual shared responsibility payment. Minimum essential coverage includes most government-sponsored health care programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and TRICARE.  Eligible […]

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