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Deducting Business Charitable Contributions

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Let's look at how to account for charitable contributions made through your business.

Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 8

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

in 1948, Congress created filing statuses. The original filing statuses in 1948 were: Single; Married Filing Jointly; and Married Filing Separately.

Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 7

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

After Poe v. Seaborn, proposals to equalize the tax treatment of married couples were floated in 1933, 1934, 1937 and 1941, but none of the proposals were adopted.

Small Business

305, 2016

You Can Afford Employees But Not an Accountant?

Things business owners have actually said to me: "I hired employees but can't afford an accountant."

1203, 2015

Why Do Unethical Clients Bother Working With Tax and Accounting Pros?

I'm always confused when an unethical client bothers seeking out the help of a licensed professional.

State Taxes

410, 2017

Basics of the Iowa Form 130

This blog post is about the Iowa Form 130, which Iowa residents use to claim a credit on their Iowa tax return for taxes paid to another state.

2607, 2017

Are Dental Insurance Premiums Deductible in Iowa?

Iowa allows a deduction in full for health insurance premiums paid with after-tax dollars. This sometimes creates questions about what exactly counts as a "health insurance premium." For example, does dental insurance count? The short answer is, yes.