Category Archives: General Interest

Step by Step – The 2020 W-4

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted in late December of 2017, wreaked havoc on Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. The TCJA radically changed employee withholding by doubling the standard deduction, modifying tax rates and tax brackets, and eliminating … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Compliance” My (fill in the blank)!

Here’s what’s up! America needs tax compliance to pay government’s bills. In all seriousness, voluntary compliance is a principle that we will cooperate with the tax system by filing honest and accurate annual returns and receive excellent customer service along … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

The Holidays are officially over. Welcome to this week’s blog: Happy New Year REINFORCING THE BASICS. All of us at McAtee & Associates wish all of you a Happy New Year filled with all the joys and successes, fun and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Christmas is tomorrow. Welcome to this week’s blog:  Merry Christmas REINFORCING THE BASICS. A Very Merry Christmas to our Clients, our Families, Our Friends. And to everyone that isn’t a Client, Family, or Friend… yet. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW? … Continue reading

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Don’t Talk Turkey; Let’s Talk Trees

We did get through Thanksgiving.  And now it’s Christmas. This week we are not talking accounting, not tax, and not turkey.  Welcome to this week’s blog:  Don’t Talk Turkey, Let’s Talk Trees.  White House Christmas Trees. REINFORCING THE BASICS. A … Continue reading

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We are, After All, IRS Customers

Here’s what’s up! The IRS is patting its own back on how great they did customer service-wise during the 2017 tax season. The reviews are mixed but today’s blog is to introduce the IRS’ customer service platforms, should you need … Continue reading

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Don’t Talk Trump, Let’s Talk Turkey. Trivia for your Thanksgiving Day.

It really is official. The holidays are here. Turkey. Football. Family. Santa Claus. Whoa! Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s get through Thanksgiving. This week we are not talking accounting, not even talking tax. Welcome to this week’s blog: … Continue reading

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Open Sesame…Open Enrollment!

Open enrollment season is here!  And with it the annual confusion and scrambling.  We’re thinking this week’s blog can eliminate some of that. REINFORCING THE BASICS. What is open enrollment? Annual Open Enrollment (AOE) is this tightly scheduled period each … Continue reading

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