Accounting and Tax Services for Small Businesses and Individuals in the Des Moines, Iowa Area and Beyond

What are Excess Social Security Refunds?

What are “excess Social Security taxes” and how do some taxpayers get a refund of those taxes? Let’s take a look.

The Dinesen Tax Times

Three Ways A Small Business Can (Legitimately) Avoid Regulations

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

A common question from business owners is, how can a small business avoid the crush of taxes and regulations while still staying within the confines of the law?

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately, Issues 4 and 5: Capital Losses and IRA Deductions

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. This part in the series of blog posts will focus on capital losses, and deductions for IRA contributions.

What If My Ex Won’t Sign Form 8332?

April 4th, 2018|Comments Off on What If My Ex Won’t Sign Form 8332?

If your ex won't sign Form 8332 to let you claim the kids, you don't have a lot of good options.

Small Business

1403, 2018

If a Not-for-Profit Loses Its Corporate Status, Does It Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status As Well?

If a not-for-profit loses its corporate status at the state level, does this affect its tax-exempt status with the IRS?

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."

State Taxes

1104, 2018

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately, Issues 4 and 5: Capital Losses and IRA Deductions

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. This part in the series of blog posts will focus on capital losses, and deductions for IRA contributions.

2103, 2018

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately Issues 1, 2 and 3: Items of Income, And Other Basics

Iowa taxes get quirky when married couples file separate tax returns. Today’s post will focus on a couple of filing basics when filing separately, as well as how to account for basic things such as W-2 income.