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IRS Gearing Up For Home Mortgage Interest Audits

Article Highlights: • Acquisition Debt • Equity Debt • Debt Limits • Form 1098 Modification • Correspondence Audits • Incorrect Interest Allocation Many individuals who believe all of the interest reported by home mortgage lenders on the Form 1098 is automatically deductible may be in for a very unpleasant surprise when they file their 2016 [...]

By | 2016-11-23T22:45:40+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Automatic Tax Filing Extensions Available

Article Highlights: • Form 4868 • Late Payment Penalty • Taxpayers Residing Abroad • Retirement Contributions • Estimated Tax Payments • Foreign Bank Account Reporting A taxpayer who needs more time to complete his or her 2015 individual tax return can request an automatic six-month extension. The extension is obtained by filing IRS Form 4868 [...]

By | 2016-02-29T17:01:48+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2015 Transition Relief under the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions

Article Highlights: • Employer shared responsibility provisions • Who must be offered affordable minimum essential health coverage? • Full-time employees • Equivalent full-time employees • Transitional relief Under the Affordable Care Act, certain employers – referred to as applicable large employers (ALEs) – are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions, which require ALEs to [...]

By | 2016-02-29T17:07:36+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take Advantage of the IRA-to-Charity Provision

Article Highlights • IRA-to-Charity Transfer Provision Made Permanent • Required Minimum Distribution • How the Provision Plays Out on a Tax Return • Tax Benefits of the Provision Individuals age 70.5 or over—who must withdraw annual required minimum distributions (RMDs) from their IRAs—will be pleased to learn that the temporary provision allowing taxpayers to transfer [...]

By | 2016-11-23T22:45:40+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

PATH Act – 904 Research Credit Changes

The recently enacted "Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015" (i.e., the 2015 PATH Act) contains a provision making permanent the popular research credit, which encourages businesses to invest more in research and development than they otherwise would, through a tax credit for spending on qualified research. The credit (1) is for 20% of [...]

By | 2016-02-09T18:35:48+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

PATH Act – 903 Bonus Depreciation Changes

The recently enacted "Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015" (i.e., the PATH Act) extended and expanded an important tax provision for business: bonus depreciation. I'm writing to give you an overview of the bonus depreciation provisions in the new law. Please call our office for details of how the new changes may affect [...]

By | 2016-11-23T22:45:41+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

PATH Act – 902 Business Extenders

Congress has once again extended the "extenders," a varied assortment of more than 50 individual and business tax deductions, tax credits, and other tax-saving laws which have been on the books for years but which technically are temporary because they have a specific end date. This package of tax breaks has repeatedly been temporarily extended [...]

By | 2016-11-23T22:45:41+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

PATH Act – 901 Individual Extenders

Congress has once again extended the "extenders," a varied assortment of more than 50 individual and business tax deductions, tax credits, and other tax-saving laws which have been on the books for years but which technically are temporary because they have a specific end date. This package of tax breaks has repeatedly been temporarily extended [...]

By | 2016-02-09T18:12:01+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

February 2016 Individual Due Dates

February 2016 Individual Due Dates February 1 - Tax Appointment If you don’t already have an appointment scheduled with this office, you should call to make an appointment that is convenient for you. February 1 - File 2015 Return to Avoid Penalty for Not Making 4th Quarter Estimated Payment If you file your prior year’s [...]

By | 2016-11-23T22:45:41+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments