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Monthly Archive:: June 2021

Outsource – CPAs’ big decision for tax season

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesOutsource – CPAs’ big decision for tax season Outsourcing has been maligned for political reasons. The tremendous benefits of outsourcing to all, have been lost among the debates related to its so-called damage to the nation’s economy. Outsourcing has suffered because of its close association, in today’s world of internet, to offshoring. However, outsourcing

US IRS Flags Deadline For Q2 Estimated Tax Payments

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 09 June 2021 The US Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder to taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that they have until June 15 to pay their estimated tax payment for the second quarter of tax year 2021 without incurring a penalty. Estimated tax is the method

File Your Own Taxes-Start With Organizing

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesFile Your Own Taxes-Start With Organizing If you want to file your own taxes this year to save some money rather than paying a professional to do it you need to know some things first. You can’t file until you have everything in order. This includes waiting until the end of January for the

Social Security Reform Should Eliminate Poverty Among the Elderly and Disabled

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Most Social Security reform proposals have focused on one goal: restoring the program’s long-run fiscal balance. Yet under all recent proposed restructurings we have examined—whether by Democrats or Republicans in Congress, in the presidential campaign, or by a bipartisan commission—the share of older adults and younger people with disabilities who live in relative

Accessing Information About Tax Services

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesAccessing Information About Tax Services The Federal, State, and local Governments have established a long list of publications to help taxpayers learn about the tax system. Businesses need access to a variety of tax services to perform daily business operations and these publications will teach small business owners how to fill out tax forms

Limitation on Issues Taxpayer Can Raise in Passport Case

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The case of Shitrit v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2021-63 points out the limitations on raising issues other than the revocation of the passport when coming into the Tax Court under the jurisdiction of the passport provision.  Petitioner here tries to persuade the Tax Court to order the issuance of a refund but gets

Rates, Research, Refunds, and Revenues

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen: Higher interest rates would be “a plus.” Yellen tells Bloomberg News that President Biden should push his $4 trillion in new spending, even if it  triggers inflation and higher interest rates that persist into next year. “If we ended up with a slightly higher interest rate environment it would

A Closer Look at Eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In the Tax Foundation’s new Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0, there are several options that would simplify the tax code, including eliminating the alternative minimum tax (AMT). While this move would remove a source of complexity, policymakers should also consider reforming the deductions that created a justification for the AMT in

A Quick Guide To Payroll Tax

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesA Quick Guide To Payroll Tax The term Payroll tax actually includes the Social Security tax, Medicare tax and Federal income tax. The Social Security tax provides benefits for retired workers, the disabled their dependents and it has a payroll tax rate of 6.2%. There is a maximum annual amount of Social Security tax
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