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NEW IRS Charitable Contribution Regulations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations that require taxpayers to reduce their charitable contribution deductions by the amount of any state or local tax credits they receive or expect to receive

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Members of LLC’s paying themselves through Payroll Risks

Since most people are familiar with being paid wages and receiving a W-2 each year, when forming an LLC, they may still expect to be paid wages.  However, LLC members can take guaranteed payments or distributions.  In fact, there are

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LLC Considerations with Partners

My friend and I want to form an LLC.  Should be both be members/owners, or should one of us be the owner and just pass on 50% of the money to the owner? Some things to consider as to how

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Receipts on Form 1099-K

Business owners may have received IRS Form 1099-Ks from most of the Payment Processors used during 2018. The Form 1099-K reports the gross proceeds received from Payment Processors, over the course of the year, which includes credit card companies, PayPal,

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New Tax Law & Family Tax Credits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) doubled the maximum Child Tax Credit, boosted income limits to be able to claim the credit, and created a second smaller credit of up to $500 per dependent aimed at taxpayers supporting older

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Collecting Sales Tax

On June 21, 2018 in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. the U.S. Supreme struck down the physical presence standard to create state sales tax nexus and instead, established economic nexus as the new standard.  Physical presence is no longer the nexus

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Meals and Entertainment Deductions after Tax Reform Examples

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act does not specifically address the deductibility of expenses for business meals. The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service intend to publish proposed regulations which will include guidance on the deductibility of

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Meals and Entertainment Deductions after Tax Reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act generally disallows a deduction for expenses with respect to entertainment, amusement, or recreation. However, the Act does not specifically address the deductibility of expenses for business meals. The Department of the Treasury and the

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The New 1040

The IRS is working on a draft version of the 2018 Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.  It reduces the size of the form to two half-pages in length and eliminates more than 50 lines. The 2018 draft form

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Ever-Changing Tax Law

There were about 4,430 changes to the tax code from 2001 through 2010, an average of more than one a day.

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