Posts Tagged ‘April 15th’


4 Reasons NOT to Wait for Your K-1

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Subchapter S corporations (“Sub S”), partnerships, limited liability companies (“LLC’s”) and estates and trusts issue form K-1’s. This form documents the stockholders, partners, members or beneficiaries share of their profit or loss from the entity.  Don’t wait for this form to get started on your income tax return.


How to Pay Your Estimated Taxes

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Many taxpayers are employees and have their income taxes withheld from their paycheck.  Every April 15th they need to settle up with Uncle Sam and their state tax department.

 

Other taxpayers may not be employees or have taxes withheld from their earnings.  These folks would need to file quarterly estimated taxes. This could include the self-employed, partners in partnerships … Continue reading »


5 Lessons Learned From Tax Season

Another Tax Season has come and gone.  Here are the 5 Lessons Learned from this Tax Season. 

1) Don’t Pass Tax Legislation on December 31

Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act on December 31, 2012It’s clear that no one voting on it read it, much less understood it. The timing of this legislation was not good.  Due to the late passage of this bill the IRS was delayed with … Continue reading »


Where’s My K-1?

 

This question is asked frequently during tax season.

I suspect it will be asked even more this tax season.

There will likely be even more delays this year than in past years. Congress passed The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on the last day of 2012. President Obama signed this legislation on January 2, 2013. This has delayed the IRS, which will delay tax preparers.


4 Ways to Help Your CPA and Reduce Your Taxes

Here are 4 ways to Help Your CPA and Reduce Your Taxes:

1) Have a Year End Planning Meeting with Your CPA

This meeting can be in person or over the phone, it really doesn’t matter.  The only thing that matters is that it happens.  Most individual income taxpayers are on the cash basis.  This means, with some limited exceptions, for a taxpayer to take advantage of a tax strategy, it needs to happen in that tax year. … Continue reading »


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