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Early Tax Refund? Don't Count On It.

  • 16 December 2014
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Early Tax Refund?  Don't Count On It.

You may have recently seen a viral news story claiming the IRS will be delaying refunds for the 2014 tax filing season until after October 15, 2015. That specific claim is false (it was posted on a fake news site).  But if you’re holding out hope for an early refund, don’t hold your breath. The reasons are, well, complicated.

Qualified Settlement Fund: Nirvana for Plaintiffs and Their Attorneys!

  • 10 December 2014
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Qualified Settlement Fund:  Nirvana for Plaintiffs and Their Attorneys!
A Qualified Settlement Fund ("QSF") is a powerful tax vehicle used to control the taxability of legal settlements. Properly done, an attorney can use a QSF to defer receipt and subsequent taxation of legal settlements or awards. 

How to Pay Seasonal Employees (and the IRS)

  • 9 December 2014
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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How to Pay Seasonal Employees (and the IRS)

It’s that wonderful time of year when many family-owned businesses add temporary staff. And, it seems, this year more than ever. According to global consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, 2014 holiday hiring was off to a great start with the most nationwide October job gains ever recorded. With such a surge, it may be tempting to cut a few corners when it comes to hiring seasonal staff. But, make no mistake, the IRS is watching. Ask yourself the following questions in order to stay out of trouble:

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