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R&D Tax Credits – IRS Forms 8974, 6765, 3800 & the TCJA

R&D Tax Credits - IRS Forms 8974, 6765, 3800 & the TCJA

Hold On! Resist the urge to gloss over the title so fast! Do whatever it takes to clear your head and FOCUS for 6,000 words or so on R&D Tax Credits - IRS Forms 8974, 6765, 3800 & the TCJA.

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Posted in Research Tax Credit, Tax Credit, Tax Reform, TCJA

Foreign Tax Credit (FTC) A Drill Down into IRS Form 1116

The Perturbing New Treatment of Patents Under the Tax Cut & Jobs Act (TCJA)

Foreign Tax Credit (FTC) A Drill Down into IRS Form 1116 With all the political rhetoric about borders and boundaries circulating these days by 'news media' outlets the fact of the matter is US Taxpayers are increasingly working and living abroad

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Posted in Alien, Foreign Income, Foreign Investment, Foreign Tax Credit, FTC, International Tax, Tax Credit, Tax Guidance & Preparation

Research Tax Credits and QRE’s: IRS Form 6765

Being married to a fermentation biologist has allowed me access to a wide swath of fascinating experiments involving media from bio-fuels to home brew. So no matter how many esoteric Internal Revenue Codes I vamp up in public or in social gatherings-like an

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Posted in Research Tax Credit, Tax Credit

Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 – A Summary

Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) summarized by my friend Shirley Callahan EA. Some highlights include: Everyone will appreciate the permanency of the enhanced Educator Expenses, the Sales Tax deduction, and the R&D Credit. Section 179 is made

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Posted in DIY, Enrolled Agent, IRS Collections, IRS Criminal Enforcement, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination, IRS Mediation, IRS Penalties, IRS Penalty and Interest Abatement, ITIN, Licensed Tax Professional, PATH Act 2015, Paying Taxes, Penalty, Tax Abuse, Tax Court, Tax Credit, Tax Fraud, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax planning, Tax Preparer, Tax Problems & Requests

Defining Small Employer with Regards to Offering Health Insurance

Many business owners of all sizes have been posting to this blog lately with concerns about offering minimum essential health insurance coverage for their employees. It is indeed a complex topic full of both pitfalls and opportunities. When you drill down into the

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Posted in Affordable Care Act, Business Expense, Corporation, Employee Business Expense, ObamaCare, SHOP, Small Business, Sub-chapter S, Tax Credit, Tax Deductible Expenses

What is an FTE? What is a Seasonal Employee?

What is an FTE? What is a Seasonal Employee?

What is an FTE? What is a Seasonal Employee?

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Posted in Affordable Care Act, Business Expense, Employee Business Expense, FTE, Medical Expenses, Medicare, Small Business, Sub-chapter S, Tax Credit, Tax Deductible Expenses, Tax Guidance & Preparation

What is a ‘Qualifying Relative’ for US Tax Purposes: IRC 152

Wading through the convolution required to identify specifically who qualifies as a relative for income tax reporting purposes oftentimes can be difficult, not because the actual tax code is difficult to understand in these regards or even subject to much

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Posted in Adoption, Child Tax, Children, Earned Income Tax Credit, IRS Enforcement, Tax Credit, Tax Deductible Expenses, Tax Filing Status, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Problems & Requests

American Taxpayer Relief Act 2012

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 makes permanent many otherwise expiring tax provisions. The following is my summary of what I believe to be relevant provisions: Ordinary income above a certain threshold is taxed at a higher rate. The

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Posted in Adoption, Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), Cancelled Debt, Capital Gain, Charitable Contribution, Child Tax, Employment Tax, Estate Tax, Excise Tax, Generation Ski[[ing Transfer Tax, Social Security Tax, Tax Credit, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Relief

IRS and Federally Declared Disaster Areas

People living in a federally declared disaster area are entitled to a wide variety of tax benefits. Around the Nation provides IRS news specific to local areas, primarily disaster relief or tax provisions that affect certain states. 2012 federally declared disaster areas

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Posted in Disaster Loss, Tax Credit, Tax Deductible Expenses, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Problems & Requests

Non-business Energy Vs. Residential Energy Efficient Property Tax Credits – IRS Form 5695

Business Entity Selection and the Tax Consequences of Converting

The most important thing to remember about the non-business energy property credit and the residential energy efficient property credit is that not all energy-efficient improvements qualify so be sure you have the manufacturer’s tax credit certification statement IN YOUR TAX

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Posted in Energy Efficient Tax Credit, IRS Audit, Tax Credit
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