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IRS Issues New Voluntary Compliance Initiative for Worker Reclassification

The IRS recently launched a new voluntary compliance program that allows employers to prospectively reclassify—as employees—those workers they have treated as independent contractors incorrectly. The program contains generous settlement terms and provides audit relief for previous years.  The IRS determined … Continue reading

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IRS Issues Adjusted Mileage Rates For Second Half of 2011

The IRS recently issued adjusted mileage rates for the second half of 2011 (effective 7-1-11) due to rising gas costs earlier in the year. The new rates are as follows: Business vehicle usage:  55.5¢ per mile Medical vehicle usage:  23.5¢ … Continue reading

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Deadline To Implement New Payroll Changes Is Close

Under the 2010 Tax Relief Act employees will pay only 4.2% Social Security tax on wages up to $106,800 (which is the limit on taxable wages for Social Security tax purposes).  The employer tax rate for Social Security remains unchanged … Continue reading

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Making the Switch to EFTPS

Beginning in 2011, taxpayers will no longer be able to make tax deposits (e.g. employment tax, excise tax, corporate income tax) using Form 8109, the Federal Tax deposit Coupon. These deposits must be made using the EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax … Continue reading

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IRS Releases 2011 Standard Mileage Rates

The IRS recently released the 2011 standard mileage rates below: -51 cents per mile for business miles driven -19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes -14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations -EAE

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Proposed Extension of Bush Era Tax Cuts

As reported by the Wall Street Journal in this morning’s paper below is a brief synopsis of the proposed tax cuts in the tax bill currently being decided on by Congress: All taxpayers (1)  Two-year extension of current tax rates … Continue reading

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Deduct Medical Premiums for SE Tax

Individuals who are self-employed may deduct their health insurance premiums in the calculation of self employment income on 2010 tax returns. Self-employment income is taxed at 15.3% so this will be a major benefit to self-employed individuals. -EAE

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Idea of the Week #4

Substantiation of certain business expenses is a requirement in order to have proof if ever requested by the IRS. Many independent contractors lose valuable expenses (travel for example) because they do not have the proper documentation to support the expense … Continue reading

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Idea of the Week #5

Please be aware of emails from EFTPS! There have been many emails sent out appearing to be from EFTPS.gov regarding online tax payments. In reality these emails contain viruses that can harm you computer and compromise sensitive information such as … Continue reading

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Newsletter Signup

We just finished the 2010 tax season and are starting a newsletter to help our clients and future clients stay on top of the major issues facing them.  We will be sending out a newsletter periodically to all who sign … Continue reading

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