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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.