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Tax Tip from IRS: The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit: Seven Tax Tips for Employers

Tax Tip from IRS: The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit: Seven Tax Tips for Employers

The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit: Seven Tax Tips for Employers Do you own a small business or run a tax-exempt organization with fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees? If  you do, the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit can help you provide insurance to your employees. You may be able to save on […]

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Washington Alert – Swiss Bank Program & HSZH Verwaltungs AG , GAO faults SB/SE audits, IRS issues refunds fast

Washington Alert – Swiss Bank Program & HSZH Verwaltungs AG , GAO faults SB/SE audits, IRS issues refunds fast

The Justice Department (DOJ) announced on Jan. 27 that it had reached its final non-prosecution agreement under the so-called Category 2 component of the Swiss Bank Program. HSZH Verwaltungs AG reached a resolution that requires the bank to pay a penalty of $49.8 million. Since last March, when the first non-prosecution agreement was made public, […]

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IRS reveals latest reduction of refundable small business health care tax credit due to sequester

IRS reveals latest reduction of refundable small business health care tax credit due to sequester

On its website, IRS has revealed that small tax-exempt employers claiming the refundable portion of the small business health care tax credit under Code Sec. 45R will see a 6.8% reduction in the amount of their refund payments. The reduction is a required “sequestration” spending cut under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Reduction Act […]

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Washington Alert – IRS warns of New Tricks by Scam Artists; Budget Deficit

Washington Alert – IRS warns of New Tricks by Scam Artists; Budget Deficit

Spurred by “the emergence of new variations of widespread tax scams,” IRS on Aug. 6 has again warned taxpayers to remain vigilant in the face of “the ever evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people.” (IR 2015-99) According to the agency, a common element of the scams is fear, with scammers attempting […]

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IRS’s Small Business Fast Track Settlement Program Goes Nationwide

IRS’s Small Business Fast Track Settlement Program Goes Nationwide

IRS has announced, in IRS 2013-88, the nationwide rollout of the Fast Track Settlement (FTS) program, which had previously been available only as a pilot program limited to certain jurisdictions. The FTS program is a streamlined program designed to help small businesses and self-employed individuals who are under examination by IRS’s Small Business/Self Employed (SB/SE) […]

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9 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business Owners

9 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business Owners

9 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business Owners. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which seeks to educate the public about cyber security and to prepare the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Check out these nine tips to help keep your small business cyber secure. Here are 9 cyber security tips […]

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Top Six Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

Top Six Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

When you are self-employed, it typically means you work for yourself, as an independent contractor, or own your own business. Here are six key points the IRS would like you to know about self-employment and self-employment taxes: 1. Self-employment income can include pay that you receive for part-time work you do out of your home. […]

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IRS Tax Tip 2013-22: Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center Provides Online Tools and Resources

IRS Tax Tip 2013-22: Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center Provides Online Tools and Resources

You don’t need to be a tax expert when you’re running a business, but you may need to know the basics so your business can run smoothly. The IRS.gov Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center has useful tax information and services for business owners. The tax center can help whether you are starting, operating or […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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