Posts Tagged ‘Income Tax Penalty’


How to Save $267,892 of Income Tax, Penalties and Interest

A new client came to us late last summer.

She dropped off a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). It indicated her and her husband owed $267,892 of back taxes, penalties and interest. I don’t know about you, but that’s a lot of money to me.

As we reviewed the paperwork she provided, it quickly became apparent she did not declare the sale of … Continue reading »


4 Easy Steps to File Your Income Tax Extension

Your 2012 income tax return is due on April 15, 2013. What if you can’t get it done on time? Here are 4 easy steps to file your income tax extension.

 

 

1) Prepare a Tax Projection


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 »


How (and When) to File an Income Tax Extension

Due Date

The federal income tax returns are normally due on April 15th. This year, the 15th falls on a Sunday, so the due date should be Monday the 15th. However, Monday the 16th is Emancipation Day so the due date is Tuesday 17th. Some people aren’t prepared to file. Others may be waiting for Form K-1’s from their investments. Either way, if the return is not filed on time, an extension will need to be filed.

Federal Extension

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3 Reasons To File IRS Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Assets

1) You have a “Specified Foreign Financial Asset” which exceeds the filing requirements

Financial Assets that are subject to this form are: A Financial Account maintained by a foreign institution and the following assets not held in an account with a foreign institution:

* Stock or security issued by a foreign person

* Financial instrument where the issuer is not a U.S. Person

* And any interest in a foreign entity


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