Tax Talk

  • How to Name Your Tax Business

    Naming your tax business is one of the most exciting parts of starting your tax business. Starting a tax business is not an overnight-decision so naming it will not be either.  Spend some time thinking about what services you plan to offer, the people you plan to serve, and other factors such as tax franchising […]

    Important Upcoming Dates

    Head’s up on some important dates! This Year’s Extension deadline is : October 16th, 2017 -Individual, C-Corp (S-corp & partnerships were September 15th) -Disaster Areas: Added time to file returns on extension, January 31st, 2018 (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria) CTEC renewal deadline is : October 3st, 2017  

    Mileage Log Options

    While some companies, like Uber, who work with contractors, keep track of business mileage for the taxpayer most do not. One of the most financially detrimental things to your taxes is not being able to substantiate business miles that would otherwise be a large deduction.  The IRS does not mandate any method of documentation.  You […]

    Hurricane Harvey Victims get Tax Relief

    Hurricane Harvey victims in parts of Texas have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. The hurricane tax relief is part of a coordinated federal response to the damage caused by severe storms and flooding and is based on […]

    How do tax preparers make money?

    Tax preparers make money in a few ways. Namely, they make most of their earnings by preparing tax filings for individuals, businesses, and other entities such as estates and non-profit organizations.  The cost of preparation and the filing of the returns will vary greatly. Preparation fees for an Individual tax return for the current year […]

  • IRS PTIN System Now Open

    On Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia enjoined the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing the regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers. In accordance with this order, tax return preparers covered by this program are not required to complete competency testing or secure continuing education. The ruling […]

    IMPORTANT! IRS RTRP Regulations Shot Down in Court!

    Released yesterday was news the tax preparers, along side a libertarian justice group, won it’s case against the IRS.  Essentially, the lawsuit challenged the IRS, stating that it had no right to impose such regulations on tax preparers and that it was giving itself more authority than it had.  The judgement opinion was that until […]

    Delay To start of Filing Season 1/30/2013

    The IRS has made official that they will be delaying the start of the electronic filing season to 1/30/2013.  This relates to 1040, Individual tax returns.  The IRS also indicates that they expect additional delays associated with less common individual forms that they will be releasing a list of later.   We will keep you […]

    Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Details A.K.A Governmental “Tough Love”

    Well, with this new deal we averted the cliff or did we? Maybe we had a parachute that kept us safe for a while, gave us a nice feeling that we’d land softly and smoothly, but then, half the way down we noticed large hole in the chute. The Good- The deal restores the top […]

    *EITC Update* The IRS Choses Identity Protection Over Speed

    Not only has the IRS announced that they will not be releasing a funding cycle, they will also only tell callers, requesting refund dates, that they should see their refund within 23 days. The IRS has been fighting with itself over maintaining it’s two main goals: Identity protection and the quick disbursement of refunds. Well, […]

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