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31Dec2013

16 Tax Issues Facing Small Business Owners in 2014

2014 will be a challenging tax year for businesses and higher-income taxpayers. The following issues are concerns that may impact you and your company’s tax liability in the new year.  Small Business Health Insurance Credit – The tax credit to small employers (25 or fewer equivalent full-time employees) that provide an affordable health insurance plan
  • 31 Dec, 2013
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30Dec2013

Did You Take Your Required Minimum Distribution for 2013?

Article Highlights In the year you reach 70½, you become subject to the required minimum IRA distribution rules. Failure to take the required minimum distribution can result in a 50% penalty. The penalty can be waived under certain circumstances. IRA-to-charity transfers are possible in 2013. The IRS does not allow IRA owners to indefinitely keep
  • 30 Dec, 2013
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23Dec2013

Mandatory Health Insurance Starts Next Month—Are You Ready?

Beginning in January, everyone, with certain exceptions, is required to have minimum, essential health care insurance. This issue has received a significant amount of press coverage recently, both negative and positive. Regardless of your opinion related to the issue, the mandatory insurance requirement, together with the accompanying penalties for not being insured, premium assistance credits,
  • 23 Dec, 2013
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20Dec2013

Small Firm Health Insurance Marketplace Postponed

Article Highlights:   Small Employer Health Insurance Credit   Credit Qualifications   Administration Delays Availability from Government Marketplace until 2015   Beginning in 2010, the federal government offered small employers a tax credit as an incentive to provide health insurance to their employees. This credit was up to 35% of the employer’s contribution toward the
  • 20 Dec, 2013
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17Dec2013

Last Minute Tax Moves

Article Highlights: Year-end Tax Strategies Prepay Taxes if Not Subject to the AMT Pay Off Medical Installment Payments Advance Charitable Deductions Be Cautious of Overall Itemized Deductions Phase Out Prepay Tuition Expenses Fast Write-Offs For Business Purchases Year’s end is rapidly approaching, but there are still some tax-advantaged moves you can make before the New
  • 17 Dec, 2013
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02Dec2013

December Due Dates

December 2013 Individual Due Date December 1 – Time for Year-End Tax Planning December is the month to take final actions that can affect your tax result for 2013. Taxpayers with substantial increases or decreases in income, changes in marital status or dependent status, and those who sold property during 2013 should call for a
  • 2 Dec, 2013
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