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Alert From ODT - Do This Before Filing Your Ohio CAT Return

The Ohio Department of Taxation is alerting all businesses subject to the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) to actions that may need to be taken before May 10, 2016 to avoid a delay in filing their 2015 CAT 12 annual return.
 
Because of enhancements to the user account profile section of the Ohio Business Gateway (Gateway), if you have not accessed your account since November 19, 2015, we urge you to log on to the Gateway as soon as possible to verify your current email address and to submit answers to three security questions before filing an annual CAT return.  That return is due May 10, 2016 and must be filed electronically through the Gateway.  For more information on how to update your account profile, please refer to the User Account Update Guide,  

Any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

Video - Get To Know New Dawn Design & Launch Local

Get to know New Dawn Design, located here in the Mahoning Valley at 1282 Trumbull Avenue in Girard.  New Dawn produces screen printing items for companies all over the country, including many of the minor league baseball teams.  Right next door is their sister company, Launch Local Inc., that helps companies sell unused merchandise.  Check out this video.  Well done!

Recap of This Year's IRS "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams. Taxpayers need to guard against any ploys to steal their personal information, scam them out of money or talk them into engaging in questionable behavior with their taxes.

During the past year, as part of the Security Summit initiative, the IRS partnered with states and the tax industry to enhance coordination and create a more secure system for taxpayers. Participants now regularly share details of fraudulent schemes detected so both industry and government can provide increased protection. Many enhancements are invisible to taxpayers.

Taxpayers are encouraged to review the list in a special section on IRS.gov and be on the lookout for these scams. Many of these con games peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns or hire someone to do so. The IRS this week also renewed a consumer alert for e-mail schemes after seeing an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents so far this tax season. (IR-2016-28)

Here is a recap of this year's "Dirty Dozen" scams:

IRS Tax Calendar

What To Do If You Received Form 1095-B

You will receive Form 1095-B - which is a new form this year – from your health insurance provider if you had insurance for you or your family members. The term “health insurance providers” includes insurance companies, some self-insured employers, and government agencies that run Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP.

You are likely to get more than one form if: You had coverage from more than one provider, you changed coverage or employers during the year, or if different members of your family received coverage from different providers.

You Received A Form 1095-A . . . Now What?

Did you receive form 1095-A and are wondering what to do with it?

Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, provides you with information about your health care coverage if you or someone in your family enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Most individuals did not enroll in Marketplace coverage and will not receive this form.

The Marketplace may send you more than one Form 1095-A if any of these apply: Members of your household were not all enrolled in the same health plan, you updated your family information during the year, you switched plans during the year, or you had family members enrolled in different states.  The form is not new, but some people may receive it for the first time this year.

Your Guide to an IRS Audit

Tax Tips, Resources & News

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  • Address:DJL Accounting & Consulting Group, Inc.
    Cider Mill Professional Center, Building C-102
    1570 S Canfield Niles Road
    Youngstown, Ohio 44515 
  • Phone:330 779 0781