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23Jan

Seven Tax Tips to Start 2019

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Tax Planning, Tax Reform|

The start of a new year is a great time to start fresh with your finances, especially when it comes to financial decisions that could have serious tax consequences. As 2019 begins, here are seven tax tips from a Boca Raton CPA that could save you money in the new year.

22Jan

IRS Adjusts Underpayment Penalty for 2018 Tax Returns

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Boca Raton, Tax Penalties, Tax Returns|

Taxpayers are required to pre-pay their taxes through payroll withholding, estimated tax payments or a combination of the two. Employees generally accomplish this through withholding, while owners of pass-through entities, self-employed individuals and those with investment income by paying quarterly estimated payments.

16Jan

What to Do if the IRS Rejects Your Request for an Installment Agreement

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Installment Agreement, IRS Appeals|

For taxpayers who find themselves unable to pay their tax liability in one lump sum, the IRS offers installment agreements as a solution that is beneficial to both the taxpayer and to the IRS.

14Jan

Are Your Alimony Payments Deductible? Maybe

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Tax Deductions, Tax Planning|

Beginning in 2019 The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made changes to the tax treatment of alimony. Learn if your finances will be impacted by these changes.

9Jan

When to Hire a Professional to Do Your Taxes

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: Boca Raton, Tax Returns|

Tax season is just around the corner. Online services have become a popular choice for individuals and families to prepare and file their returns. But there are a wide range of situations that call for professional assistance.

5Jan

IRS Announces 2019 Standard Mileage Rates

By |January 5th, 2019|Categories: Tax Deductions, Tax Planning, Tax Reform|

The IRS recently announced the 2019 optional standard mileage rates for business, medical and moving use. The rate for business use is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile, while the rate for medical and moving purposes is based on variable costs only.

2Jan

How to Stop an IRS Levy

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Installment Agreement, Tax Levy, Tax Problem Help|

When you’re faced with tax debt that you do not have the ability to pay in full, you should ideally contact the IRS to apprise them of your situation and work out a payment plan. However, if you do not work out payment arrangements with the IRS, or you default on your payment agreement, the IRS may begin to take increasingly hostile collections actions against you.

26Dec

An Overview of IRS Audit Appeals

By |December 26th, 2018|Categories: IRS Appeals, IRS Audit, Tax Returns|

Let’s say that you have just received the results of an IRS audit and they are not favorable. The auditor has assessed additional back taxes,  and now, you are on the hook for additional interest and penalties as well. Do you have any recourse against these findings?

21Dec

Five Last-Minute Tax Savings Strategies

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Tax Deductions, Tax Planning, Tax Tips|

Just a reminder that the last day you can make a tax-deductible purchase, pay a tax-deductible expense, or make tax-deductible charitable contributions for 2018 is Dec. 31. Every taxpayer’s situation is unique, and the suggestions offered here may or may not apply to you.

19Dec

What Happens if You Default on Your Installment Agreement With the IRS?

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Boca Raton, Installment Agreement|

The IRS installment agreement program provides a lifeline to taxpayers who owe back taxes and are unable to pay them all at once. If you set up a payment plan, the IRS will cease enforced collection activities while you pay your taxes in monthly installments over a period of time.

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