Posts Tagged ‘Certified Public Accountant’


How a Small Partnership Can Get The Failure to File Penalty Waived

Face it, no one likes to get letter from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”).

This is particularly true when you are being assessed a penalty.

The IRS has many different penalties.  One penalty they have is the failure to file penalty.

For partnerships or Limited Liability Companies (“LLC”s) that file a Form 1065 the penalty for failure to file is $195 per month times the number of partners. The good news is that the maximum number of … Continue reading »


Happy Tax Freedom Day 2013 to Connecticut Taxpayers

 

Tax Freedom Day for the country was on April 18, 2013. This is the day when, on average, taxpayers have paid all of their taxes for the year and now begin to keep what they earn.  Tax Freedom Day in 2013 was 5 days later than last year. This is partially due to the American Taxpayer Relief Act passed in late December 2012.

Tax Freedom Day

The Tax Foundation calculates Tax Freedom Day. The … 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.


6 Easy Steps to Navigate an IRS Audit and Save You (Tax) Money

1) Determine if this is an IRS Field, Office or Correspondence Audit

With a Field Audit, the audit will be done at your place of business. Most taxpayers requests that the audit be moved and done at your CPA’s office. The auditor however still has the right to visit your office.

In an Office Audit, the audit will be done at the local IRS office. You get to go see them.

In a Correspondence Audit, everything is done through … Continue reading »