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Tax planning includes determining filing status

Single or married? Kids or no kids? These are just a couple of questions that will help someone determine their tax filing status. Taxpayers usually only think about their filing status when filing their returns. However, this is something to think about all year, especially if it changes. This tip is one in a series about tax […]

IRS expands list of preventive care for HSA participants

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today added care for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive care benefits that may be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP). Notice 2019-45, posted today on IRS.gov, lists the new types of medical care that may be treated as preventive care for this purpose. Individuals covered […]

Small Businesses Foresee Growth in Revenue, Profitability and Employment

Small businesses in the U.S. are largely positive about the prospects for the future of their respective firms with regard to revenues, profitability, and employment. That’s according to the new Insight Summary Report from Mercator Advisory Group. The report, Payment Cards and B2B Payments: Riding a Wave of Positivity, is the first of three from Mercator’s […]

IRS has begun sending letters to virtual currency owners

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending letters to taxpayers with virtual currency transactions that potentially failed to report income and pay the resulting tax from virtual currency transactions or did not report their transactions properly. “Taxpayers should take these letters very seriously by reviewing their tax filings and when appropriate, amend past […]

Treasury, IRS Announce Development of Postcard-Size Form 1040 for 2019

Washington— Delivering on the promise to simplify taxes for the American people, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today announced that Americans will be able to fill out their individual income tax returns on a single postcard-size form for the 2019 tax season. The 2018 IRS Form 1040 will replace the […]


86% of SMBs View Accountants as Trusted Business Advisors

Five out of six small business owners consider their accountant as “a trusted advisor they can turn to for a wide range of business advice.” Thirty-one percent say their accountant is the advisor they trust the most, followed by family and friends (22%), lawyers (16%), and financial planners (9%). However, only 61% said they are […]

IRS Highlights Expanded Depreciation and Expensing Rules

The IRS is highlighting tax reform changes that impact depreciation and expensing for nearly every business. In some cases, these changes allow small business owners and the self-employed to write off the cost of machinery, equipment and other property more quickly. Here is some key information to keep in mind. 100 percent, first-year ‘bonus’ depreciation […]


‘Paycheck Checkup’ for workers with multiple jobs

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who work multiple jobs or who may be adding summer employment to complete a Paycheck Checkup. Doing so will help them check if they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks. Checking and adjusting tax withholding as early as possible in 2019 is the […]


IRS highlights credits and deductions for businesses

WASHINGTON — During Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds small business owners and self-employed individuals to take deductions and credits that will help their bottom line. Reviewing options and eligibility now can help business owners better estimate their tax situation and plan ahead. Here are just a few key deductions and credits that can […]