Posts Tagged ‘Estimated Taxes’


When to File Separate Tax Returns to Save Money

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Married couples have a choice when they file their income tax returns.  They can file as married filing jointly or as married filing separately.

 

Married Filing Jointly

Most married couples will file a joint income tax return.  There may be little or no tax savings so they choose to file jointly.

 


3 Easy Steps For Mid-Year Tax Planning

Half the year is in the books.  Many people are playing golf, going to the beach or having a barbeque. It is also the time however to have your Mid-Year Tax Planning. Here are 3 Easy Steps to make this happen:

 

Run a Tax Projection

As a starting point, review your 2012 income tax return.  Then project out the year 2013 as to what might be different.  Bonuses, stock options and capital gains are some examples of what might … Continue reading »


6 Reasons Small Business Owners Should Meet With Their CPA Before Year-End

There are a host of reasons small business owners should meet with their CPA.  Here are 6 of them:

 

1) Method of Accounting

Smaller business can usually file their tax returns on the cash basis of accounting.  The taxable income is based on the revenue received less the deductible expenses. Larger companies must prepare their tax return using the accrual basis of accounting.  The accrual basis matches the … Continue reading »


7 Things Connecticut Taxpayers Should Do Before Filing Their Income Tax Return

1) Don’t panic. The returns are due on April 17th this year. This is due to April 15th falling on the weekend and April 16th being a holiday in Washington DC. If you can’t get your return completed and filed on time, file an extension. The federal form is 4868 and the Connecticut form is CT-1040-EXT. This will allow you until October 15th to file. The extension however only extends the time to file, it does not extend the … Continue reading »


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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