Kiddie Tax Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) overhauls the Kiddie Tax rules to tax a portion of a qualified child or young adult’s unearned income at the same tax rates paid by trusts and estates, which can be as high as 37%. Prior to the TCJA, the

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Disasters and Taxes

While some may say that tax season in and of itself should be classified as a “federally declared disaster,” the phrase holds more weight this upcoming year as thousands of families have been devastated by the California wildfires and East Coast hurricanes. Beginning in 2018, the personal

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C Corp Taxes

As a result of tax reform under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), C corporations were also affected. This will directly impact C corporation shareholders. Under previous law, the tax rate a corporation would pay on its profits could be anywhere from 15% to 35%, depending

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How to Speak “Tax”

This time of year and into April, we begin to hear a different vocabulary come to life: “Credit.”  “Exemption.”  “Adjusted Gross Income.”  It can seem as if your accountant speaks a different language from you. While we’ll do our best to explain the tax terms we use

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Tax Reform Changes Affecting the Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was one of many items touched by the sweeping tax reform coming into effect for the 2018 tax year. In addition to the amount of the credit increasing, the threshold for qualifying for the credit has improved, resulting in more taxpayers being

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Moonlighting in the Gig Economy and Taxes

Are you one of the thousands of people who are working gig-type jobs for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, or companies like them? Whether you’re full time or just moonlighting a few hours a week, the paperwork for this part of your taxes will be a little different.

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Getting Ready for Your Tax Meeting

Here’s a rough checklist of items to pull together for your tax professional. Please don’t panic at this long list; most of it will not apply unless you have a complex situation. In some cases, your tax professional will send you a form to complete called an

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Sales Tax Checkup

Collecting sales tax is one of those things that most businesses need to do on a regular basis.  It’s also a chore that is somewhat done by machines and administrative personnel. If the rules change and the procedures go out of date, business owners who are not

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Nine Year-End Tax Recordkeeping Reminders

Do you ever do something once a year and wish you kept notes to refer back to so you didn’t have to learn it all over again?  Well, here it is…your reminder of what to do for tax recordkeeping at the end of each year! Write down

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