Identifying Legitimate Financial Experts
In today’s world, it seems like everyone is calling themselves a financial expert. From social media influencers to bloggers, it can be challenging to determine who is genuinely knowledgeable and who is just trying to capitalize on the trend. However, the reality is that anyone can call themselves a financial expert, regardless of their qualifications […]
Do I have to put my PTIN on the tax return?
As a tax preparer, it’s essential to ensure that the tax return that you are being paid to prepare is prepared accurately and in compliance with all applicable regulations. One critical aspect of this is the use of a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) by the tax preparer. A PTIN is a unique identifier assigned […]
$12,000 Child Work Deduction
When it comes to running a business, there are many ways to save money and maximize your profits. One way to do this is by hiring your child to work in your business. However, if you want to take a tax deduction for the wages you pay your child, there are certain rules and limitations […]
Avoid Bad Tax TikTok
TikTok has exploded in popularity over the past few years, with millions of users sharing short videos on everything from dance trends to cooking tutorials. However, one area where TikTok may not be the best source of information is tax advice. While some TikTok creators may offer well-intentioned advice, there are several reasons why you […]
Taxpayer Liability Reminder
As a taxpayer, it is important to understand that you are ultimately liable for the information included on your tax return. This means that if there are any mistakes or inaccuracies on your return, you could be held responsible for any resulting penalties or fines. The IRS has a system in place to help ensure […]
End of Filing Season is November 18th, 2017
Last day to e-file returns will be November 18th, 2017. Until that day, you can e-file tax returns from 2014, 2015, and 2016. Once e-filing opens back up for the coming season, then you will be able to e-file returns for 2015, 2016, and 2017.
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
Is a Tax Preparation Business right for you?
The tax industry is a delicate balance of chaos and repetition. Yearly updates on tax law, form revisions, tax software, and tax professional education requirements keep tax professionals busy during the off season while peak season shows just how truly chaotic tax season can be. Every tax professional will develop their own methods of preparing […]
Tax Office Training
Training your tax preparers can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled a list of important tax preparer training categories. Ranging from software and tax law training to online security, with our list of best practices for tax office training, we hope this will help to ensure that you and […]
What is the real cost of starting a tax business?
If you are considering starting a tax preparation business, there are a few different types of actual costs to consider. Each type of cost will require sacrifice and planning. The three main types of small business start-up costs to consider are: finances, time, and effort (mental and physical costs). To help measure the real financial […]