IRS and Security Summit Partners Warn of Fake Tax Bills

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS has received numerous reports around the country of scammers sending a fraudulent version […]

Ten Income Tax Benefits for Farmers

Farming has often been viewed as the backbone of the American economy. While technology and other recent developments may have changed this thinking, farmers still enjoy a preferred status, at least as federal income taxes are concerned. For instance, there are several special tax code provisions relating to farming, most of them beneficial. At the […]

How Will the Proposed Healthcare Reform Affect Reporting?

Most Americans are aware that the House of Representatives recently passed the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA).  But what does this mean? First of all, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is not necessarily going away. There is a process that the AHCA (and any House-approved bill) must first complete before becoming law.  This […]

The IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights and You

Taxpayers have fundamental rights under the law. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights presents these rights in 10 categories, which can help taxpayers when they interact with the IRS. This post highlights a list of taxpayer rights and the agency’s obligations to protect them. 1. The Right to Be Informed. Taxpayers have the right to know what […]

Deadline Extended to Provide Health Coverage Statements to Employees

The IRS extended the 2017 due date for employers and coverage providers to furnish health coverage statements to individuals. The due dates to file those returns with the IRS are not extended. This chart can help you understand the upcoming deadlines. (This chart applies only for reporting in 2017 for coverage in 2016)   Action 2017 […]

Seasonal Workers and Health Care Laws

As an employer, your size – for purposes of the Affordable Care Act –  is determined by the number of your employees. If you hire seasonal or holiday workers, you should know how these employees are counted under the health care law. Employer benefits, opportunities and requirements are dependent upon your organization’s size and the […]

10 Easy End of Year Tax Tips to Increase Your Tax Refund

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us and the year will be coming to a close soon! Now is a great time to make some end of season tax moves to help lower your tax bill and increase your tax refund come tax time. Once the year ends, so do most […]

Guide to Marketplace Open Enrollment

Marketplace Open Enrollment for 2017 health insurance is just around the corner, and whether you sign up for health insurance on healthcare.gov or through your state Marketplace, your local Dallas CPA is here to help guide you through the process. Whether you have had a change in life circumstance, are self-employed and need access to […]

IRS Warns of Email Tax Scam

The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners have issued an alert to taxpayers to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS has received numerous reports around the country of scammers sending a fraudulent version of CP2000 notices for tax […]