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It’s Tax Time! Are You Ready?

If you’re like most taxpayers, you find yourself with an ominous stack of “homework” around TAX TIME! Unfortunately, the job of pulling together the records for your tax appointment is never easy, but the effort usually pays off when it comes to the extra tax money you save! When you arrive at your appointment fully prepared, you’ll have more time to:

  • Consider every possible legal deduction;
  • Better evaluate your options for reporting income and deductions to choose those best suited to your situation;
  • Explore current law changes that affect your tax status;
  • Talk about possible law changes and discuss tax planning alternatives that could reduce your future tax liability. (more…)

Are You Required to File 1099s?

If you use independent contractors to perform services for your business and you pay them $600 or more for the year, you are required to issue them a Form 1099 after the end of the year to avoid facing the loss of the deduction for their labor and expenses and to avoid a monetary penalty. The 1099s for 2011 must be provided to the independent contractor no later than January 31, 2012.

In order to avoid a penalty, copies of the 1099s need to be sent to the IRS by February 28. The 1099s must be submitted on magnetic media or on optically scannable forms (OCR forms). This firm prepares 1099s in OCR format for submission to the IRS along with the required 1096 transmittal form. This service provides recipient and file copies for your records. Use the worksheet to provide us with the information we need to prepare your 1099s.

Please attempt to have the information to this office by January 20, so that the 1099s can be provided to the service providers by the January 31 due date.

If you have questions, please call our office.

2012 Standard Mileage Rates Announced

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2012 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes.

Beginning on January 1, 2012, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups, or panel trucks) will be:

  • 55.5 cents per mile for business miles driven (includes a 23 cents per mile allocation for depreciation);
  • 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes; and
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

The new rate for business miles is the same as the rate for the second half of 2011, while the rate for medical and moving miles is down a half-cent from the July through December 2011 rate. (more…)

Are You Liable for a Gift Tax Return?

Frequently, taxpayers think that gifts of cash, securities, or other assets they give to other individuals are tax-deductible and, in turn, the gift recipient sometimes thinks income tax must be paid on the gift received. Nothing is further from the truth. To fully understand the ramifications of gifting, one needs to realize that gift tax laws are related to estate tax laws.

When a taxpayer dies, the value of his or her gross estate (to the extent it exceeds the excludable amount for the year) is subject to estate taxes. Naturally, individuals want to do whatever they can to maximize their beneficiaries’ inheritances and limit the estate’s amount of inheritance tax. Because giving away one’s assets before dying reduces the individual’s gross estate, the government has placed limits on gifts, and if those gifts exceed the limit, they are subject to gift tax that must be paid by the giver. (more…)

New Credits for Hiring Veterans

Congress recently passed legislation that extends and expands the Work Opportunity Credit (WOTC) for hiring unemployed veterans. This effectively gave a one-year lease on life to the WOTC, but only with respect to qualified veterans who begin work for the employer before January 1, 2013. For all other classifications, the credit ended at the close of 2011.

Under the new law, effective for individuals who begin work for the employer after November 21, 2011, a qualified veteran is a veteran who is certified by the designated local agency as falling within one of the following five categories: (more…)

Client Advisor Year End 2011: Business Benefits Abound This Year

There are an abundant number of provisions that provide tax relief to small businesses this year. Just so that you don’t overlook any of these benefits, or in case your business would like to position itself to take advantage of some before the close of the year, here is a brief rundown on many of the business benefits that are available for 2011. Some of these provisions are currently set to expire after December 31, 2011. Click here to read more! (PDF)