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The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

Pesticides on produce aren’t the worst kind of dirty dozen you need to be aware of. The IRS is focusing on twelve popular scams that they’ve branded The Dirty Dozen. Journal of Accountancy explored the full list, and we’re sharing here what you need to know about each... read more

Hiring Payroll Specialist

We’re hiring! We’re looking to add a payroll specialist to our team. If this sounds like you, send a resume and cover letter to Dan Livengood. Or if you know someone who would be a good fit, please share. Position Overview: As our payroll specialist,... read more

What You Need to Know If You Win the Powerball

We’re now looking at an approximately $1.4 billion prize for the national Powerball, and as more people jump into the pool that number keeps going up. If you’re buying tickets, AICPA offers a plan to help you manage your prize if you win. But first, Salon reminds us... read more

Tax Season Opens January 19th

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The IRS announced last week that the 2016 tax season will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, January 19. They’ll begin accepting both individual electronic returns and paper returns that day. The IRS expects to receive more than 150... read more

Congress Passes Bill With Tax Extenders, Many to Be Permanent

Shortly before the Christmas holiday, Congress passed a bill extending a long list of expired tax provisions — some permanently, some for five years, and many for two years.The Journal of Accountancy published the details in an article explaining all that’s in the... read more

Federal Mileage Rates Going Down for 2016

The lower gas prices are going to be reflected in the mileage rates for 2016. The IRS just announced that beginning January 1, 2016, standard mileage rates will be: 54 cents per mile for business miles, down from 57.5 cents for 2015 19 cents per mile for medical or... read more

No More Writing Checks over $100 million to the IRS

Hopefully you don’t owe the IRS $100 million or more, but those who do will need to plan on paying with something other than a check after December 31st. Internal Revenue Bulletin No. 2015–36, dated September 7, 2015, states: “The Federal Reserve will not accept... read more