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Proposed Republican Health Care Fix Missing From Current Bill

Annette Nellen

The House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) that was released on March 6 omits something that the House Republican health reform blueprint of June 2016 said would be included. The missing item is a big one, that if modified, would make the tax law more equitable, reduce health care spending, raise revenue (that could be used to help those without insurance), and help a lot of people know what their health insurance costs.

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Canadian Tax FAQ – Capital Leases On A Balance Sheet

Grant Gilmour

What are Capital Leases on a Balance Sheet? The Capital Leases category appears as a long term liability on a Balance Sheet. A Capital Lease is a contract that allows the lessee to use the asset for a specific period of time. The corresponding asset is listed as a Capital Asset on the Balance Sheet.

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Storm Extension – IRS Gives Extra Time To File Form 7004

We ran an article from John Dundon yesterday mentioning the deadline to file From 7004 was March 15th. If you have not been able to to file that form for an extension due to the storm, the IRS is deciding to grant you extra time.

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April 4th – Captive Insurance For CPAs – Webinar

Hale Stewart

While captive insurance companies have been used by large companies for over 60 years, their use by small and medium sized companies is still in its infancy. There are numerous reason for this, but perhaps the most important is the simple lack of knowledge.

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How To Determine Taxability Of Services: Part 2

Monika Miles

A couple of weeks ago we introduced the general guidelines surrounding taxability of services. Because taxability varies by state, we wanted to share a few examples of how selected states determine if a company is responsible for sales and use tax on their services.

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Refundable Tax Rates For Charitable Donations

Larry Stolberg

For donations of $200 or less, the federal refundable tax credit is 15%. For donations more than $200, the federal refundable tax credit is representative of the top marginal tax rate of 29% even if you were not in that marginal tax bracket.

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FinCEN—FBARs Are Automatically Extended Until October 15!

Ron Marini

According to new law, returns for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2015, the due date of FinCEN Report 114 will be Apr. 15, with a maximum extension of 6 months ending on Oct. 15.

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Make You Job Easier With Practice Ignition! Don’t Wait!

Practice Ignition

Practice Ignition has been applauded for how much easier it makes your work. To read some previous articles on the matter, read here and here. If you are attempting to make your workload easier in order to focus on more of the important things of your profession, you should register for a free trial to Practice Ignition.

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Payments To Foreign Persons And 1042 – March 15 Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded non-U.S. citizens who may have taxable income, such as international students and scholars who may be working or receiving scholarship funds, that they may have special requirements to file a U.S. tax return.

The IRS also reminded withholding agents — such as payroll professionals or universities — that accurately filed Forms 1042-S help speed any refunds due to their non-U.S. citizen taxpayers. Errors on forms or returns could result in some refunds being delayed.

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Business Partnership And S Corp Income Tax Forms Due Today!

John Dundon

The Business and Partnership Tax deadline is coming up fast, Wednesday March 15th 2017

Don’t sweat it. File IRS Form 7004 and apply for Automatic Extension of Time to File Certain Business Income Tax forms.

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Taxes And The Sharing Economy

Annette Nellen

I define the sharing economy broadly as including both sharing assets and one’s time. Four characteristics:

  • Monetizing unused time and assets.
  • Using technology to match those with resources to those willing to pay for them.
  • Providing assets where temporary need exists (such as bike share).
  • Operating in the broadest space possible (including digital services provided to a global marketplace).

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The Estate Tax Challenge

Ron Marini

President Trump’s tax plans includes the repeal of the US Estate & Gift taxes. This may be a realistic possibility considering that this is in line with some of the proposals in the Republican House Ways & Means Committee Report of June 24, 2016 and especially when you consider that now the Republican’s Control both the Senate and the Congress.

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