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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 … Continue reading »
The New Year’s celebrations are over.
It’s on to 2013.
Will this be unlucky 2013 for taxpayers?
We wrote earlier how there are 8 Reasons You Will Pay More Taxes in 2013…Guaranteed.
We also pointed out Why the Fiscal Cliff is Fiscally Irresponsible.
The reality is there will be tax increases. … Continue reading »
Under current federal estate tax law there is an exclusion up to $5.12 million in 2012. Taxable estates above this amount are taxed at 35%. This exclusion is scheduled to decrease to $1 million beginning in 2013. The tax rate will also increase to 55%. This exclusion can be used either at death or during life. In other words, the federal estate tax and the federal gift tax are unified.
Congress recently passed and the President signed the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. This act temporarily extends the two percentage point payroll tax cut for employees by continuing the reduction of their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid through February 29, 2012.
Originally under the Small Business Jobs Act, those who received rental income from real estate were going to be considered, to be engaged in a business, and were going to be subject to the requirements to issue 1099 information returns. This act was going to make owners of rental properties report payments totaling $600 or more during the course of the year for any expenses relating to these properties. The provision required even the smallest property owners — those who … Continue reading »