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Are Health Insurance Reimbursement Plans Now Allowed Per The IRS?

If you haven’t already heard, the IRS released an update on the tax rules for health insurance reimbursement plans as it relates to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and S Corps. This update addresses small businesses that do not offer healthcare coverage, but do reimburse employees for insurance purchased on the healthcare exchanges. The IRS is now waiving noncompliance penalties for the 2014 tax year and the first half of 2015. Read More.

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Is It Too Risky To File Your Taxes With Software Like TurboTax?

This tax season has gotten off to a rough start for many taxpayers that utilize do-it-yourself (DIY) software to file their returns. Here’s the scenario, you use online tax software such as TurboTax to file your tax return every year. However, this time around, when you log into your account to file your tax return, you receive a message that your return has already been filed. This is the frightening scenario that is now impacting some taxpayers and this could just be the tip of the iceberg. Are you at risk? Read More.

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Sales & Use Tax Compliance For The Small Business Owner

Small businesses owners need to stay up to date on all of the regulatory changes that surround sales and use tax laws to avoid potentially devastating penalties to their business. Fortunately, Avalara provides a unique perspective of the sales tax complexities that businesses face as well as the best ways to mitigate the risks associated with sales tax compliance. Join us for this free sales tax webinar. Read More.

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Tax Reporting For US Citizens With Foreign Pension Income

There are over 4 million tax returns filed every year with a taxpayer claiming a federal tax credit via Form 1116. It should come as no surprise that the source of the foreign income covers countries across the world, with Canada and the UK representing the largest portion of the mix. Do you qualify for the foreign tax credit? Read More.

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Does Gross Revenue Reconcile With Your 1099-K Form?


The IRS requires payment processors to issue 1099-K forms in an effort to prevent merchants from under-reporting their income. Despite this requirement, many businesses are facing problems with matching the amount reported on the form with their gross revenue. What should you do if your business receives an incorrect form? .
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Is Your Company Eligible For S Corporation Late Election Relief?

Many new businesses and existing C Corporations elect to be treated as an S Corporation for the tax benefits. In some instances, companies fail to meet the filing deadline, which is 75 days after incorporating or 2 months and 15 days after the beginning of the tax year. If your business failed to meet this deadline, you may still qualify for S Corporation late election relief. Read More.

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What Should I Do With My Life Insurance Policy?


If you have a life insurance policy that you purchased years ago and borrowed against it, you may now not have a need for it. If this is the case, you have a few different options to explore. Find out what makes the most sense for you. .
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What Accountants And Businesses Need To Know About Form 3115

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This tax season will have many businesses and accountants spending more time preparing returns as a result of the new form 3115 requirement. For those late to the party, the final regulations have been issued by the IRS for the tax treatment of tangible property. The purpose of the new requirement is to ensure that tangible property items were properly capitalized or expensed. Read More.

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Does Letting Employees Telecommute Create Tax Nexus?

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The telecommuting phenomenon continues to grow among US companies. More and more employers are providing employees with an option to work from home or telecommute, according to the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey. The benefits for employees are obvious, but what about employers? Yes, there will be more room in the office, but can that mean more state tax filings? Read More.

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The tax filing season is set to start next week when the IRS will begin accepting tax returns. Tax filers can buy do-it-yourself (DIY) software or hire a tax professional to file their return. Those interested in hiring a tax professional, may be interested to know how much it costs. An annual survey conducted by the National Society of Accountants (NSA) provides some guidance as to what you can expect in fees. Read More.

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