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New requirement for seeking a tax ID number

WASHINGTON — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service wants small business taxpayers and the self-employed to know that, starting May 13, an important change will affect the way it issues employer identification numbers,…
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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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Employee or Contractor? Have Uber and Lyft Finally Crossed The Line?

In the last few years, it has been common for companies to treat, what would otherwise be employees, as contractors.  The reason, is simple.  As an employee of a company, the employer has to withhold 7.65% in FICA from their employees.  In…
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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…
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Business Execs Less Optimistic on Economy

Business executives’ outlook on the global economy slid sharply over the past year, amid concerns about trade conflict and other business impacts, according to the first-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers,…
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1031 Exchanges May Help Real Estate Investors

1031 Exchanges May Help Real Estate Investors Transition to a Less Active Role. For many real estate investors, there comes a point in their lives where they no longer want to be bothered with the headaches that come with actively managing…
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IRS concludes "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams

IRS concludes "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for 2019: Agency encourages taxpayers to remain vigilant year-round. WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up issuing its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams. The IRS reminds…