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Things I Learned About Taxes this Week: September 4, 2020

By | September 4th, 2020|Categories: Editorial Commentary|

I have decided to make this a running feature on my blog, to show just how hard taxes are. I am regarded as a “tax expert” and present CPE courses to other tax pros almost every day.  Yet I learn new things multiple times a day, EVERY DAY (even on days I choose to check out [...]

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Making IRA Contributions After the End of the Year: Good or Bad?

By | September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|

I usually advise my clients against making IRA contributions for the prior year after the year has ended. Let’s back up. What are we even talking about here? IRA Contributions After Year-End A taxpayer who qualifies to make a deductible IRA contribution (WARNING: not everyone does qualify!) can make a contribution up to the due date [...]

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Sole Proprietors, PPP Loans and Home Office Expenses

By | September 1st, 2020|Categories: Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: |

(Warning: if you are trying to read this on a computer, you may get my logo blocking your view when you start to scroll; I have a web-person working on a fix; this doesn’t seem to be happening on mobile devices.) The August 27th Interim Final Rules seem to allow a sole proprietor to include home-office [...]

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Revisiting (Again!) Shareholder Wages and the ERC

By | September 1st, 2020|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|

(Warning: if you are trying to read this on a computer, you may get my logo blocking your view when you start to scroll; I have a web-person working on a fix; this doesn't seem to be happening on mobile devices.) The National Association of Tax Professionals addressed the subject of shareholder wages and the employee [...]

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Tilting at Windmills Again, Or, Don’t Clients Have a Responsibility Too?

By | August 31st, 2020|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|

Here I go again on a writing spree about articles from the "experts" and the complaints of clients about how accountants aren't doing enough. The latest comes from a survey from Canopy, published in Accounting Today (link here) which as usual maligns accountants, we're failing our clients, blah blah blah. From the survey: Over half of [...]

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