7 Reasons the IRS Will Audit You

An IRS audit is simply the IRS double-checking your numbers to make sure you don’t have any discrepancies in your return. Sometimes state tax authorities do audits, too. If you’re telling the truth, and the whole truth, you needn’t worry. Nothing is inherently sinister about an IRS audit or state audit. However, people who are consciously cheating …

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Why Is My Tax Refund Delayed?

Tax season can be stressful but the saving grace is that many tax filers will receive a refund. In past years, about 75% of filers receives refunds after filing their federal income tax returns. Many people even count on a refund to help them pay down debt or cover bills early in the year. That means …

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When Are Taxes Due? 2020 Filing & Extension Deadlines

Filing deadlines can creep up on you, and there’s nothing more frustrating than having to pay a fine that could have been avoided. Take a few minutes to save each relevant filing date to your calendar, and stay ahead of the IRS. If you’re sending your return in via snail mail, the IRS considers your …

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IRS releases new Form W-4: What to know to avoid a refund surprise in 2020

Trump's proposed tax cuts will boost retirement plans: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist on Trump wanting to see more tax cuts and Kanye West's huge tax refund. The IRS on Thursday released its final version of the 2020 Form W-4, with some important changes that could impact both employers and workers. The new form …

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Small Business Tax Changes to Help You Prepare 2019 Taxes

Every year, tax laws change and certain IRS regulations affecting businesses change, too. This article describes the most recent changes you need to know about to do your business tax planning and to prepare your small business taxes for the current year.  Some of the changes for the 2018 tax year include updates to the Social Security maximum, IRS …

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6 Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

AT THE END OF THE YEAR, small business owners are often looking for ways to minimize their companies' tax liability for the current tax year, says accountant Vinay Navani, of Wilkin Gutten plan. This year’s conversation with your tax professional could be an important one, as many accountants more fully grasp provisions of the Tax …

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Get Your Business Taxes in Order Before the New Year With These Tips

While IRS tax forms have largely stayed the same, you will need to make sure you're up to date on various deduction limits from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.It may be tempting to do your business's taxes yourself to save money, but you should always consider getting professional help.Making an end-of-year capital investment or …

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Exempt vs. Nonexempt: What Is the Difference?

Business owners need to properly classify their employees as exempt or nonexempt to avoid legal ramifications supported by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Exempt employees must earn a minimum of $455 per week, be paid the same amount of money regardless of hours worked, and perform executive, professional or administrative duties.Nonexempt employees have no limitations …

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4 Ways to Get Ready Now for Tax Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, and before you know it, 2019 will have come to a close. Tax season for preparing your 2019 tax return won't be far behind, with a typical start coming in late January. To be ready -- and to save as much as you can on your taxes -- it pays to …

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