On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historic decision in the sales and use tax nexus case South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The 5–4 ruling overturns physical presence standards upheld in previous cases, such as Quill Corp. v. North Dakota (1992) and National Bellas Hess Inc. v. Department of Revenue of Illinois [...]

IRS issues notice on state and local tax deductions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have stated that proposed regulations will be issued addressing the deductibility of state and local tax payments for federal income tax purposes. Notice 2018-54 also informs taxpayers that federal law controls the characterization of the payments for federal income tax purposes regardless of the characterization [...]

Here’s How to Get Prior-Year Tax Information

The following article was published by the IRS. As people are filing their taxes, the IRS reminds taxpayers to hang onto their tax records. Generally, the IRS recommends keeping copies of tax returns and supporting documents at least three years. Taxpayers should keep some documents — such as those related to real estate sales — for [...]

Get Ready for Taxes: Filing Electronically a Safe, Easy Way to File

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service said recently that it expects more than 90 percent of all 2017 individual tax returns to be prepared using tax software. The majority of those will be e-filed. Since 1986 when the IRS started accepting electronically filed tax returns, more than 1.8 billion have [...]

Get Ready for Taxes: What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends Dec. 31

The following article was published by the IRS. As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will impact their 2017 tax returns. For example, charitable contributions are [...]

2017-12-13T21:03:29-05:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Accounting, Compliance, IRS, Personal Finance, Planning Strategies, Self-Employed, Tax Tips|
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