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  • April 3, 2018

Donor Advised Funds Top Planning Tools Under New Tax Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect on January 1, 2018. Economists argue over the winners and the losers, but one obvious loser was charitable donations and the charities that depend on them. The new tax law nearly doubles the standard deduction in 2018 — to $12,000 for singles and $24,000 for joint filers younger than age 65 — while capping or eliminating other deductions. This means it will no longer make sense for as many taxpayers to itemize deductions. In 2017, 30% of taxpayers itemized; under the new tax law that is expected to drop to…

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  • January 16, 2015

An IRS Tax Audit of Your Business – The Basics

A tax audit is an accounting procedure where the IRS examines your business financial records to make sure you filed your tax return accurately.  If you receive an IRS audit notice, here are the basic steps you can take to assist in resolving the situation. 1. Determine Why Your Return Was Selected For An Audit. It is the IRS’s obligation to inform you as to why your return was selected.  However, you must be diligent in making the inquiry.  Taxes may be audited for several reasons, including: Specific activity on your return, such as cash wages, 1099 and W-2 forms that…

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