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Claiming a federal tax deduction for moving costs

M Lakin Client Relations Manager

August 16, 2017

Summer is a popular time to move, whether it’s so the kids don’t have to change schools mid-school-year, to avoid having to move in bad weather or simply because it can be an easier time to sell a home. Unfortunately, moving can be expensive. The good news is that you might be eligible for a federal tax deduction for your moving costs.

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What are the most tax-advantaged ways to reimburse employees’ education expenses?

M Lakin Client Relations Manager

August 11, 2017

Reimbursing employees for education expenses can both strengthen the capabilities of your staff and help you retain them. In addition, you and your employees may be able to save valuable tax dollars. But you have to follow IRS rules. Here are a couple of options for maximizing tax savings.

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Qualifying reimbursements and direct payments of...

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Summer is a good time to start your 2017 tax planning and organize your tax records

M Lakin Client Relations Manager

August 2, 2017

You may be tempted to forget all about taxes during summertime, when “the livin’ is easy,” as the Gershwin song goes. But if you start your tax planning now, you may avoid an unpleasant tax surprise when you file next year. Summer is also a good time to set up a storage system for your tax records. Here are some tips:

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2017 Q3 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

M Lakin Client Relations Manager

July 25, 2017

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the second quarter of 2017.

Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing...

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Own a vacation home? Adjusting rental vs. personal use might save taxes.

M Lakin Client Relations Manager

July 18, 2017

Now that we’ve hit midsummer, if you own a vacation home that you both rent out and use personally, it’s a good time to review the potential tax consequences:

If you rent it out for less than 15 days: You don’t have to report the income. But expenses associated with the rental (such as advertising and cleaning) won’t...

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Is It Really the IRS Calling or Knocking on Your Door?

M Lakin Client Relations Manager

June 20, 2017

Is It Really the IRS Calling or Knocking on Your Door?

Don’t get scammed! Understanding how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers will help you determine whether a contact you may have received is really from an IRS employee.

The IRS does not –

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