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How Do You Know It’s REALLY the IRS Knocking?

How Do You Know It’s REALLY the IRS Knocking?
Tax scams are a dime a dozen these days. Recently we’ve warned about phone and email scams as well as how to determine whether the letter you receive from a third-party tax collector is legitimate. Now the IRS is warning about a lesser-known but even more invasive scam. This one involves IRS impersonators visiting your home or office in person and demanding payment.

Clearing the PATH for Business Property Tax Breaks

Clearing the PATH for Business Property Tax Breaks
While President Trump’s new administration works vigorously to unravel many of the programs put in place by President Obama, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 remains intact. In fact, the IRS only recently released guidance for those interested in taking advantage of laws like Section 179 for real estate improvements (see Revenue Procedure 2017-33).

Embarrassing Celebrity Tax Mistakes

Embarrassing Celebrity Tax Mistakes

Celebrities can certainly make mistakes with their money. Two of the most common mistakes that involve the IRS are tax evasion and poor estate planning. One is a failure to assume responsibility and hope the IRS doesn’t notice while the other is based more on ignorance of what can truly happen to your assets (and how much can be lost to the IRS) after you’re gone. Marilyn Monroe, Willie Nelson, Wesley Snipes and others have fallen victim to these mistakes and they (or their families) have paid the price. 

Reliable Staffing

Reliable Staffing

At the impressive age of 21, Rene Aguallo took on the staffing industry by starting his own firm. Twenty years later, his firm is still growing under his unique vision.

What's Really Happening with IRS Audits in 2017?

  • 26 April 2017
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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What's Really Happening with IRS Audits in 2017?

You may have heard that the IRS is auditing less but, before you breathe a sigh of relief, there are a few things you should know. While the number of audits has declined across the board since 2012, it’s a decrease of a fraction of 1 percent of all tax returns filed. Additionally, the IRS was spared significant budget cuts by the Trump administration recently, which means the recent change in federal leadership will not necessarily translate into fewer audits for all. And it’s important to note that the type of taxes you file and what you claim can make a big difference when it comes to your audit risk. 

Keeping Two Sets of Books Could Lead to Prison

  • 19 April 2017
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Keeping Two Sets of Books Could Lead to Prison

Most businesses normally keep only one set of books, usually maintained to present financial statements to stakeholders (shareholders, financial institutions or government regulators such as the IRS and SEC). Their CPAs, whether internal or from an outside firm make “tax adjustments” to convert “book income” to “taxable income” and then complete the appropriate forms notifying the IRS of the differences. However, if a business has two sets of books, the IRS becomes very skeptical very quickly. 

The CEO Exodus (And What It Means for Your Retirement)

  • 11 April 2017
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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The CEO Exodus (And What It Means for Your Retirement)
Out of 74.9 million baby boomers, many are actively transitioning out of the business world right now either by retiring, selling their businesses, or taking alternative employment such as consulting. The number of small businesses for sale nationwide is at a six-year high and it’s not expected to decrease soon. Nearly 7 out of every 10 business owners

want to retire in the next 10 years. Many of these business men and women have moderate retirement funds set aside except for one elite group of CEOs who are set for life.

Do You Have a Succession Plan? Does Your Financial Advisor?

  • 29 March 2017
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 1988
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Do You Have a Succession Plan? Does Your Financial Advisor?
The idea of succession planning may be a foreign concept to you. But, if you’re a small business owner, it shouldn’t be. In fact, planning who will lead your business and how they will lead it after your exit could be the single most important business strategy you put in place

March Madness and Your Taxes

  • 21 March 2017
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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March Madness and Your Taxes

Doing well with your March Madness brackets? The IRS is happy for you…as long as you remember their cut of the winnings. Here’s what you should know about how you need to report earnings as well as tips to offset the tax burden (such as claiming other gambling losses). 

Will President Trump’s “2-for-1” Knockout Policy Affect Your Taxes?

  • 14 March 2017
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Will President Trump’s “2-for-1” Knockout Policy Affect Your Taxes?

One of the executive orders signed by President Trump in the first few days of his administration deals with federal regulations. Essentially, government agencies like the IRS must identify two regulations to repeal for every new regulation they wish to add.

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