Hurricane Dorian Tax Relief

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As Dorian threatens and with the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service posted a reminder to everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan. Taxpayers, whether individuals, organizations or businesses, should take time now to create or update their emergency plans. Taxpayers can begin getting ready for a disaster with a preparedness … Read more

Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners

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What is bookkeeping? Bookkeeping refers to the process of recording monetary transactions. This record-keeping process is usually done by a bookkeeper and the information is then input on a tax return by an accountant. Although online accounting software options now widely available, many small businesses still rely on “shoe box” record accounting. Before modern boookkeeping … Read more

Student Loan Debt Consolidation

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As of March 2019, U.S. student loan debt amounted to $1.6 trillion in federal and private student loan debt.

On July 11, 2019 the President of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for gross mismanagement of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (EPSLF) programs.

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Oklahoma 2019 Storm Victims Get Tax Relief

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President Trump declared a major disaster in Muskogee, Tulsa and Wagoner counties.

Residents who live or have a business in these counties may qualify for the following tax relief:

  • Certain deadlines falling between May 7 and September 16 are granted additional time to file through September 16th. This would include quarterly estimated tax payments that are due on June 17, and employment and excise returns due on July 31.
  • Taxpayers will qualify for penalty abatement on payroll and excise tax deposits due between May 7 and May 22.
  • If an affected taxpayer receives a late filing or late payment penalty notice from the IRS that has an original or extended filing, payment or deposit due date that falls within the postponement period, the taxpayer should call the telephone number on the notice to have the IRS abate the penalty.
  • The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies automatic filing and payment relief. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area must call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request this tax relief.

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IRS is Developing a New W-4 for Tax Withholding

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The Treasury Department and the IRS are working to incorporate changes into the Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, for 2020. The current 2019 version of the Form W-4  is similar to last year’s 2018 version.

The IRS is working closely with the payroll and the tax community as it makes additional changes to the Form W-4 for use in 2020.

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Business Expense 101 – Tax Deductible Car and Truck Expenses

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There are several different types of tax deductible car and truck expenses that individuals and business taxpayers are eligible to deduct on their return. The record-keeping requirements are the same no matter what type of tax deductible car and truck expenses you claim.

Deductible Vehicle Expenses

There are two methods of claiming car and truck expenses. You can either claim standard mileage or actual expense. The IRS standard mileage rate differs year-to-year. 

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Casualty Loss Deductions

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Hurricane Harvey and Irma & IRS Casualty Loss Deduction

Casualty Loss Deduction – an Overview

Harvey Disaster Areas

In Texas : Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, Dallas, De Witt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Milam, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tarrant, Travis, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, and Wharton Counties.

In Louisiana : The parishes of Acadia, Allen, Assumption, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, DeSoto, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Natchitoches, Plaquemines, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Charles, St. Mary, Vermilion and Vernon.

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