Filing a final tax return

After a death, a final tax return will need to be filed. IRS Tax Tip 2022-96 outlines helpful reminders on how to file a tax return for the deceased. The IRS does not need special notification that the person has died, simply noting the death on the final tax return will do the trick. Don’t …

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IRS releases guide for reporting 1099s

The IRS has released a guide for reporting 1099s, 1098s and other various forms. The guide provides useful information including the title of what the form is reporting, the responsible party for what the form reports, a link to the form and the instructions, the amounts required to report, the date the form is due …

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How to e-file an amended tax return

After filing your tax return you may find you’ve made an error when gathering your information, or a misplaced a document just turned up. Don’t stress. This is a common enough occurrence that the IRS has now made it easier to e-file an amended return. Don’t miss: Business meal deduction 2022 – what you should …

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Abusive Microcaptive Insurance transactions are shams

A recent Court of Appeals ruling has affirmed the IRS position that abusive Microcaptive Insurance transactions are shams. What are microcaptive insurance transactions and what does that mean for your tax position? Don’t miss: Accounting tips for starting a business What is captive insurance? In brief, it is an insurance company set up to write …

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Accounting tips for starting a business

So you’re ready to bring your creative and innovative idea and small business to life. Starting out with a clear understanding of the accounting and tax issues involved in your business will make growing and changing down the road smoother. Here are some important things to know before beginning a business. Don’t miss: Is the …

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Is the IRS calling your business a hobby?

You’ve found your passion or decided to start a side gig. In your mind this is a business, but does the IRS agree? Don’t miss: Colorado’s new tax – retail delivery fees The IRS may consider your business a hobby if your business claims a net loss for too many years or if it fails …

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Religious leader tax breaks

If you are an ordained, commissioned or licensed minister, there are special tax breaks available to you. Religious leader tax breaks includes both a parsonage allowance and a potential exemption from self-employment tax. Don’t miss: Tax law changes complicates filing A parsonage allowance is an amount officially designated for housing as part of your salary …

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Benefits of having an IRS online account

A safe and easy way to view information about your federal tax account is to have an IRS online account. It’s secure and free. To access your information online, you will need to register through ID.me which is a trusted technology provider, to provide identity verification and sign-in services that the IRS uses. The IRS …

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