April

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  • What do IRS auditors know about your business industry?

    April 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 297

    Abstract: Business owners who have been audited by the IRS are likely aware that the process may be stressful. It might help to understand what IRS auditors know about the business’s industry. IRS examiners generally do research on a specific industry and on issues on a tax return in preparation for an audit. While they have a variety of resources, one tool they use to research specific industries is an Audit Technique Guide.

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  • Shield your life insurance from federal estate tax

    April 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 450

    Abstract: Individuals who have a life insurance policy probably want to ensure that the benefits their families will receive after their deaths aren’t included in their estates. That way, the benefits won’t be subject to the federal estate tax. This article discusses the ins and outs of life insurance plans and estate taxes.

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  • Taking casualty loss tax deductions is now harder

    April 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: In recent months, some Americans have been victimized by severe storms, flooding, wildfires and other disasters. No matter where someone lives, an unexpected disaster may cause damage to his or her home or personal property. Before the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, eligible casualty loss victims could claim a deduction on their tax returns. But now, restrictions make it tougher to qualify for these deductions.

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  • Could you be hit with the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty?

    April 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: There’s a harsh tax penalty that business owners could have to pay personally if they own or manage a business with employees. It’s called the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty and it applies to the Social Security and income taxes required to be withheld by a business from the wages of its employees. This article looks at the risk and explains how business owners, managers and other involved parties can avoid incurring the penalty.

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  • Tax calendar

    April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 183

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the second quarter of 2021.

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  • How the CAA affects education funding

    April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 299

    Abstract: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law late last year, contains a multitude of provisions that may affect individuals. This article discusses how the law affects college education funding; specifically, student loans and tax credits.

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  • Be prepared for taxes on Social Security benefits

    April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 435

    Abstract: No one likes a surprise when filing a tax return. One thing that takes many older people off-guard is getting taxed on their Social Security benefits. This article explains how to calculate provisional income to determine whether your Social Security income is indeed subject to taxation.

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  • Worker classification is still important

    April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: If a business engages independent contractors to address staffing needs, it needs to be careful that these workers are properly classified for federal tax purposes. This article reviews the general rules for distinguishing an independent contractor from an employee.

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  • Considering a Roth IRA conversion

    April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 585

    Abstract: Future retirees have long grappled with whether to opt for a traditional or Roth IRA. Those who have a traditional IRA and have seen a decline in the value of their investments may want to consider a conversion to a Roth. This article reviews how these accounts work and the strategy in question.

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  • Tax calendar

    April 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 182

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the second quarter of 2020.

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  • Protect your estate with these two essential documents

    April 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 278

    Abstract: Estate planning isn’t just about what happens to one’s assets after death. It’s also about protecting oneself and one’s family during life. This article discusses two estate planning documents that are essential for everyone: a living will and a health care power of attorney.

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  • Seniors: Medicare premiums could lower your tax bill

    April 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Americans who are 65 and older qualify for basic Medicare insurance, but they may need to pay additional premiums to get the level of coverage they desire. The premiums can be expensive, especially for married couples who must pay separately for each spouse. As this article explains, however, the premiums might help lower your tax bill.

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  • Reviewing business meal expenses under today’s tax rules

    April 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: Many businesses spend time and money “wining and dining” current or potential customers, vendors and employees. What can they deduct on their tax returns for these expenses? The answer has changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This article reviews the rules.

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  • Executive compensation requires informed decision-making

    April 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 594

    Abstract: Business owners want to compensate themselves and their top executives fairly and competitively for their work, results and commitment. But how can they do so without attracting undue IRS scrutiny and claims of inappropriate compensation? This article explains some important factors to consider for both C corporations and flow-through entities.

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  • Tax calendar

    April 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 129

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the second quarter of 2019.

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  • Small business owners should double-check their tax returns

    April 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 282

    Abstract: Now more than ever, small business owners need to double-check their tax returns before filing. Why? Because many of the changes ushered in by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act take effect with the 2018 tax year. This brief article notes some important revisions.

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