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CONGRESS PASSES EXTENDERS PACKAGE

On December 16, the Senate approved HR 5771 – the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (“TIPA”).  President Obama has indicated that he will sign TIPA as soon as the bill hits his desk.  TIPA extends through 2014 more than 50 tax incentives.  These incentives expired at the end of 2013.  TIPA does not make […]

IRS ANNOUNCES 2015 RETIREMENT PLAN LIMITS Oct 24

The Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday contribution limitations for 2015 – some higher – for retirement plans and other updated information related to retirement planning.  Key items include the following: The elective deferral (contribution) limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan is increased from […]

Pizza, Anyone?

Hiring your kids can save you taxes. If you hire your children, they are under 18 years old and your business is unincorporated, neither the business nor the kids have to pay Social Security or Medicare taxes on their wages. Shifting income to your children this way can also reduce your family’s income tax bill, […]

This is a Good Summer Beach Read!

Oh boy, oh boy!  Last week the IRS released the 2012 individual statistics of income, known to us tax nerds as Pub 1304.  Once again, I curled up on the couch with this 340 page document for a good read. (I am back from the beach already and hunkered down for the extended return filing […]

OH, COME ON, MR. PRESIDENT

Today’s Accounting Today has an article entitled “Obama Blames Accountants for Inversion Trend.” During a press conference yesterday, President Obama said the following: “You have accountants going to some big corporations – multinational corporations but that are clearly U.S.-based companies – and these accountants are saying, you know what, we found a great loophole – […]

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