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New final regulations about estate tax exclusion amounts

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations confirming that individuals taking advantage of the increased gift and estate tax exclusion amounts in effect from 2018 to 2025 will not…
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71% of Businesses Say They Will Offer Bonuses or Incentives in 2020

Companies are going beyond providing traditional health benefits to address employees' well-being, finds a survey from global staffing firm Robert Half. In research conducted for the Robert Half 2020 Salary Guides, most employers said they…
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Home Values in U.S. Continue Strong Growth

U.S. home value growth continues to slow, according to the July Zillow Real Estate Market Report. The rate of annual home value appreciation decreased for the seventh straight month in July. The typical U.S. home is worth $229,000, up 5.2%…
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IRS finalizes safe harbor for rental real estate

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued Revenue Procedure 2019-38 that has a safe harbor allowing certain interests in rental real estate, including interests in mixed-use property, to be treated as a trade or…
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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…
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IRS announces multi-year plan

The Internal Revenue Service released today a six-year plan to modernize the agency’s Information Technology systems and improve a variety of taxpayer services critical to the nation’s tax system. The plan outlines a bold strategy to…
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State and Local Employment Regulations Increasing Across the U.S.

States and local jurisdictions are continuing to advance employment-related laws and regulations intended to protect workers. To help business owners remain aware and informed of the changing landscape, Paychex, Inc., a provider of integrated…
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For those who missed the tax-filing deadline...

While the federal income tax-filing deadline has passed for most people, there are some taxpayers who have not yet filed their tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service encourages them to file now, even if they can’t pay to avoid…
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IRS revises EIN application process; seeks to enhance security

WASHINGTON — As part of its ongoing security review, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that starting May 13 only individuals with tax identification numbers may request an Employer Identification Number (EIN) as the “responsible…