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 If the rules change and the procedures go out of date, business owners who are not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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Meals & Entertainment Changes Under Tax Reform

A lot has changed in the deductibility of meals and entertainment expenses.  This chart will help you easily see the changes. Event 2017 Expenses (Old rules) 2018 Expenses (New rules) Office Holiday Party or Picnic 100% deductible 100% deductible Client Business Meals 50% deductible if taxpayer is

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Tax Planning is Key This Year

If there ever was a year for tax planning, now is the time!  Some people and businesses will be in for a big surprise this year because of all of the changes in the tax law for the 2018 year.  Many people will be underwithheld on their

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Is Your Business an SSTB? (And Why Do You Care?)

QBI, 199A, SSTB—these are just a few of the new acronyms being tossed around as part of the recent business tax reform changes (like we don’t already have enough of them to remember!). Out of all the terminology, “SSTB” (Specified Service Trade or Business) seems to be

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