Category Archives: Taxes

Timely Mailed = Timely Filed…Or Does It?

Last week we introduced the Mailbox Rule. This week we tell a tale of how serious it is when “timely mailed = timely filed” meets “he said-she said”. This is a story, sad but true. Many years ago in 2005, … Continue reading

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The Mailbox Rule

Taxpayers mail all sorts of things other than tax returns. There are other information returns, petitions, and payments, all of which are crucially important to arrive at the IRS on time. Taxpayers use USPS, DHL, FedEx and UPS. Taxpayers drop … Continue reading

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2020 Legislative Changes to Efiling

On July 1, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (TFA), designed to improve the IRS’ interactions with us taxpayers by enacting changes to the IRS’s organizational structure, customer service, enforcement procedures, management of information … Continue reading

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We Are, After All, IRS Customers

The IRS as usual is patting its own back on how great they did customer service-wise during the 2019 tax season. The National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) recently released its Annual Report to Congress and as is every year the reviews … Continue reading

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Series. Part 4 of 4. 2020 Legislative Changes to Retirement Plans.

This is the last of our four-part series: 2020 Legislative Changes to Retirement Plans. Just about two months ago, on December 20, 2019 President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) approved by the … Continue reading

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Self-employed Plans – SEP IRAs and SIMPLE

Series. Part 3 of 4. Self-employed Plans: SEP IRA and SIMPLE. We have talked about retirement vehicles: Traditional & Roth IRAs. Last week we talked about a garage they can be parked in: Employer-provided retirement plans. In this second to … Continue reading

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Employer-provided Plans: 401Ks, 403Bs, and 457Bs.

Series. Part 2 of 4. Employer-provided Plans: 401Ks, 403Bs, and 457Bs. In this series of four, we are talking about various tax advantageous retirement and savings vehicles and their maximum contribution amounts. We hope that you check on your progress … Continue reading

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Individual Retirement Accounts: Traditional & Roth

In this series of four, we will look at various tax advantageous retirement and savings vehicles and their maximum contribution amounts for 2020. We hope that you check on your progress towards maxing it out. Let’s start with the well-known … Continue reading

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Year-end To-do List.

Here’s a what to do before December 31st checklist to help you prepare for upcoming tax return preparation. REINFORCING THE BASICS. Keep in mind that the standard deduction is still increased resulting from the 2017 TCJA; therefore, you may or … Continue reading

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Hitting Those Year-end Numbers-Business Taxpayers.

If you’re thinking 2019 profit has resulted in a bit more taxable income than you would like here are a few things you can do to do a bit of business tax planning. You can also call Carol and make an … Continue reading

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