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Sign Up for IRS Summertime Tax Tips

If you are interested in receiving helpful consumer tips this summer to get a jump start on this year’s taxes, consider joining the more than 660,000 subscribers who already receive IRS Tax Tips. Starting July 1, the IRS began offering its Summertime Tax Tips series, which includes useful information in English and Spanish. Tax Tips subscribers receive a new tip via email three times a week during July and August. They also get a Tax Tip each weekday during the tax filing season. The IRS also issues Special Edition Tax Tips on important tax topics throughout the year. IRS Tax [...]

2016-10-27T16:54:56+00:00 July 24th, 2015|General Consulting, Our Office|Comments Off on Sign Up for IRS Summertime Tax Tips

July News & Tax Tips

Aaron and Denise have recently returned from an outstanding continuing education seminar, and there is so much to share!  Keep an eye out the "News" section of our website for new posts throughout the month.  Also, don't forget to follow us on twitter and facebook!   Calendar June 30 - 7   Alan Vacation July 3 - 8       Denise Vacation July 10 - 15   Suzy Vacation July 4            Independence Day (Federal holiday) July 31          Payroll Tax Returns Due   Future Filing Deadlines Though business taxpayers have until September 15 and individual taxpayers on extension have until [...]

2016-10-27T16:54:57+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Business Tax, Our Office, Personal Tax|Comments Off on July News & Tax Tips

Ask The Expert!

88% of our surveyed clients believe our newsletter and blog provides timely and relevant information.  That isn't high enough!  We want to know what YOU want to know! Do you have a nagging tax question?  Did you think of a question, but forget to ask it during your client interview?  Post your question in the 'comments' section, and it may be the subject of our next blog post! You can remain anonymous, or can even request that your question stay confidential, so feel free to let us know what your aunt's dressmaker's sister's ex-roomate who lives in Hoboken once said [...]

2016-10-27T16:55:00+00:00 June 11th, 2014|Accounting, Business Tax, General Consulting, Our Office, Personal Tax|Comments Off on Ask The Expert!

Mr. Blau Goes to Washington

Aaron Blau will be in Washington DC from May 6 through May 10 representing the Arizona Society of Enrolled Agents at the National Association of Enrolled Agents Legislative Fly-In Day and Affiliates President Exchange. Aaron, and about 100 members from around the country, will be working to raise awareness and promote: Tax Code Stability There are dozens of tax provisions which expire annually.  And the vast majority of these provisions are renewed, retroactively.  This prevents tax professionals from the ability to assist taxpayers to arrange their affairs in the most tax effective way possible.  Items such as the research & [...]

2016-10-27T16:55:00+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Our Office|Comments Off on Mr. Blau Goes to Washington

Tax Predictions for 2014

With Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) moving on to become US Ambassador to China, last year’s expectations for tax reform are out the window. The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), the association that represents the federally licensed tax practitioners who hold the highest credential awarded by the IRS, has released some prognostications for 2014. 1) The budget cuts Congress imposed on the IRS mean bad news for taxpayers. Levels of service at IRS, which weren’t that great anyway, will continue to deteriorate for taxpayers seeking answers and for tax professionals seeking assistance in representing clients in audits [...]

2017-06-06T14:58:08+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Our Office, Personal Tax|Comments Off on Tax Predictions for 2014

Eldercare: Caring for the Caregiver (Guest Post)

When caring for a loved one, it’s often the caregiver that finds themselves overwhelmed and exhausted.  This is a very difficult time for both the patient and the loved ones who are caring for them. It is essential that you, as the caregiver, give yourself permission to care for yourself as well as your loved one. If you are physically and emotionally drained it will be much more difficult for you to care for your loved one. Developing basic, good mental and physical health care should become a daily routine. Practicing good stress management is easy and does not require [...]

2017-06-06T14:59:52+00:00 March 2nd, 2014|Our Office, Personal Tax|Comments Off on Eldercare: Caring for the Caregiver (Guest Post)

Senator Ron Wyden ascends to chair Senate Finance Committee

Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus has been confirmed as the United States Ambassador to China and will be resigning his seat in the Senate, which he has held since 1978.  Baucus is a key tax writing member of Congress, serving most recently as the chair of the Senate Finance Committee since January of 2007.  Baucus also served a chair during periods of Democrat control in 2001 though 2003. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) assumed office in 1996 after 15 years in the House of Representatives.  Wyden's initial priorities will be to extend 55 tax provisions which have had long history in [...]

2014-02-10T12:06:00+00:00 February 13th, 2014|General Consulting, Our Office|Comments Off on Senator Ron Wyden ascends to chair Senate Finance Committee