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Meeting Your Tax Obligations: Ways to Pay the IRS


Meeting tax obligations is a critical part of financial responsibility, and the IRS offers various avenues for individuals to handle their tax debt, including payment plans and alternative strategies. It's important to note that while payment plans are available, they can lead to additional costs over time due to accruing interest and penalties, making them a less-than-ideal choice for some taxpayers. Let’s explore how you can navigate this situation:

Tax Season’s End: Pending Legislation and Court Decisions


As we near the end of another tax season, accountants and taxpayers alike are facing a landscape filled with uncertainties. While April 15th, the traditional tax filing deadline, is just around the corner, there are significant matters that remain in limbo due to pending legislation and court decisions. These are topics we have previously delved into in our blogs, and here's an update on where they stand today.

Protect Yourself: How to Avoid Tax Scams This Season


Tax season is not just a time for filing returns; it's also peak season for savvy criminals looking to exploit unsuspecting taxpayers. Scammers often impersonate the IRS through various channels, including over the phone, via email, or physical mail; all with the aim of stealing money and sensitive personal information. To safeguard yourself against these threats, it's crucial for all taxpayers to remain vigilant and well-informed. Here's a guide on how to protect yourself from tax scams.

Understanding Tax Audits: What to Expect


Receiving a notice from the IRS about a tax audit can be anxiety-inducing, but it's crucial to stay calm and approach the process with preparation and understanding. Contrary to popular belief, an audit does not necessarily indicate suspicion of criminal activity. It's often a routine examination to ensure the accuracy of financial data on tax returns. 

Here's a rundown on how to prepare for and navigate through a tax audit, from understanding the types of audits, your rights during the process, to the conclusion of the audit.

Pink Tax: A Financial Burden on Women


The pink tax isn't a federal tax that affects your income tax refund, but it's a form of unequal pricing that impacts millions of women's personal finances.

How Long Should You Keep Tax Returns and Records?


 How long should I retain my past tax returns and records?

The answer is not entirely black and white; it varies based on the type of document and your specific transactions.

Attention Business Owners - New Reporting Laws


As of January 1, 2024, the US Government implemented New Business Ownership Information Reporting laws, which will require companies (both small businesses and large operating companies) to report information about their beneficial owners to the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The objective is to enhance company visibility, thereby reducing the likelihood of illicit activities such as money laundering. 

Exploring the Impact of AI on Accounting


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