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Year End Tax Planning for Individuals

Year End Tax Planning Starts with a Charitable Donation Assessment How Do You PLAN to Give Back Next Year?

If you happen to be like me - desperately seeking any distraction from this holiday season - there is no better time than the present to start some year end tax planning. Why is tax planning particularly important this year

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Tax Planning Time for Small Business Owners

Year End Tax Planning Starts with a Charitable Donation Assessment How Do You PLAN to Give Back Next Year?

Greetings fellow business owners and tax nerds alike! Tax planning time for small business owners is upon us. As we run full tilt into the holidays - between storing boats & fishing poles, repairing bikes, readying hunting gear and waxing

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Tax Reform – 20 Sound Bites To Fill the Air Over the Holidays

Year End Tax Planning Starts with a Charitable Donation Assessment How Do You PLAN to Give Back Next Year?

Like a good tax nerd I spent a beautiful Saturday reviewing the US House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act H.R. 1 Section-by-Section Summary.  For your impending confrontation with Drunk Uncle (or Aunt) over the holiday season, the following is what I've been

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Why You Should File Past Due Tax Returns NOW

Regardless of whether or not you are able to pay your tax liability in full, you should file all tax returns that are due. To do so, file your past due return the same way that you would file a

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Posted in IRS Collections, IRS Enforcement, IRS Mediation, IRS Penalties, Non-filed Tax Returns, Penalty, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax planning, Tax Problems & Requests, Taxpayer Advocate

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

AVOID PENALTIES – Get Income Tax Extension Requests Filed & Estimated Income Taxes Paid

Remember your US Income Tax extension request is ONLY for additional TIME to FILE your tax forms, your income tax payments, estimated or otherwise, are still due April 18th 2016. Most US Taxpayers forget that income tax payments are due in April, even if

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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

More on Marijuana Taxation: Beck v. Commissioner & Accounting for Excise Tax Paid – CCM 201531016

Business Entity Selection and the Tax Consequences of Converting

UGH! I vowed to stop writing about the tax implications of marijuana cultivation and distribution. The catholic guilt of a dysfunctional adolescence must be burning deep today as resisting the urge to come back for yet another round of punishment

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Posted in Business Expense, Marijuana, Tax Court, Tax Deductible Expenses, Tax Guidance & Preparation

Why to Revoke An S Election and How to Do It – Internal Revenue Code Section 1362(d); Reg § 1.1362­6(a)

Many entrepreneurs get caught up in selecting the "most appropriate business structure" - particularly people planning to conquer the moon right out of the gate. If this is you beware as business structure is a determination that is best driven out

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Posted in Employment Tax, Entity Classification, Paying Taxes, Payroll Tax Problems, Penalty, Small Business, Social Security, Social Security Tax, Sole Proprietor, Start up costs, Sub-chapter S, Tax Abuse, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Problems & Requests
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