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Things to Know about Taxes and Starting a Business

Four Things to Know about Taxes and Starting a Business New business owners have tax-related things to do before launching their companies. IRS.gov has resources to help. Here are some items to consider before scheduling a ribbon-cutting event. Choose a business structure When starting a business, an owner must decide what type of entity [...]

By |2017-11-13T10:05:43-07:00November 13, 2017|General Information, Tax Tips, Tax Tips for Businesses|

Is that knock on your door really the IRS?

Is that knock on your door really the IRS? Every Halloween, children knock on doors pretending they are everything from superheroes to movie stars. Scammers, on the other hand, don’t leave their impersonations to one day. They can happen any time of the year. Your encounter with these scammers will most likely be over [...]

By |2017-10-30T10:53:18-07:00October 30, 2017|General Information, Tax Tips|

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 2018

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 2018 The Internal Revenue Service issued the annual cost of living adjustments Thursday for 401(k) contributions, pension plans and other retirement-related matters. The contribution limit for workers who are enrolled in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan has grown from $18,000 to $18,500. [...]

By |2017-10-24T09:25:00-07:00October 24, 2017|General Information, Tax Planning, Tax Tips|

Should I File a Tax Return?

Should I File a Tax Return? Most people file a tax return because they have to. Even if a taxpayer doesn’t have to file, there are times they should. They may be eligible for a tax refund and not know it. Here are five tips on whether to file a tax return: General Filing [...]

By |2017-09-18T08:46:50-07:00September 18, 2017|General Information, Tax Rules & Laws, Tax Tips|

Eight Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

Eight Tips to Prevent Identity Theft Identity theft happens when someone steals personal information for financial gain. Tax-related identity theft happens when someone uses another person’s stolen Social Security number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) to file a tax return to obtain a fraudulent refund. Many people first find out they are victims [...]

By |2017-08-28T09:01:47-07:00August 28, 2017|General Information, Tax Tips|

Debt Cancellation May be Taxable

Debt Cancellation May be Taxable If a lender cancels part or all of a debt, a taxpayer must generally consider this as income. However, the law allows an exclusion that may apply to homeowners who had their mortgage debt canceled in 2016. Here are 10 tips about debt cancellation: Main Home. If the canceled [...]

By |2017-08-07T13:59:41-07:00August 7, 2017|General Information, Tax Planning, Tax Rules & Laws, Tax Tips|

The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act

THE FAIR WAGES AND HEALTHY FAMILIES ACT Earned Paid Sick Time  Employers: click here to download a pdf of the AZ Earned Paid Sick Time Poster 2017 EXEMPTIONS: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”) does not apply to any person who is employed by a parent or a sibling; any person [...]

By |2017-06-29T16:26:10-07:00June 29, 2017|General Information, Tax Rules & Laws|

Moving Expenses Can Be Deductible

Moving Expenses Can Be Deductible Did you move due to a change in your job or business location? If so, you may be able to deduct your moving expenses. Moving expenses can be deductible and taken as a deduction to Adjusted Gross Income. Here are some tax tips for moving expenses. In order to [...]

By |2017-05-22T09:43:47-07:00May 22, 2017|Tax Credits & Deductions, Tax Tips|

2017 Mileage Rates

2017 Mileage Rates The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning Jan. 1, standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 53.5 cents per [...]

By |2016-12-21T15:36:46-07:00December 21, 2016|Tax Credits & Deductions|
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