A taxpayer’s filing status for the year is based upon his or her marital status at the close of the tax year. Thus, if you get married on the last day of the tax year, you are treated as married for the entire year. The options for married couples are to file jointly or separately. Both statuses can result in surprises – some pleasant and some unpleasant – for individuals who previously filed as unmarried.
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The IRS encourages taxpayers to pay the full amount of their tax liability on time, and it imposes significant penalties and interest on late payments. Thus, if you are unable to pay the taxes that you owe, it is generally in your best interest to make other arrangements to obtain the full funds to pay your taxes so that you are not subjected to the government’s penalties and interest. Here are a few options to consider.
It seems like yesterday, but it was actually 45 years ago on November 1, 1971 when Connie and I opened the office on Bridge Street in Saranac, Michigan, two doors down from Larry's Store which was owned by my Dad.
I had been working for the national CPA firm of Alexander Grand & Company when Herb Talcott honored his promise to let me know when he was ready to retire. So, with 6 business clients and about 100 personal clients, we were off and running on our new adventure.
With the end of the year quickly approaching and the holiday stretching our free time thin, it is a great idea to squeeze in a little bit of tax planning to help yourself out before 2016.
There are several new forms that have been issued by the IRS related to reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
Questions about itemized deductions are common with taxpayers. During the preparation of personal tax returns, I often receive one or both of two common questions:
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I have officially completed one year as a full time staff accountant at BHT&D CPAs. During this year, I have been able to develop the skills originally cultivated during my internship and have taken on more areas of public accounting.
A question we sometimes hear is: "I have heard a lot about tax-related identity theft lately. How can I protect myself from this potential problem?" With the amount of identity theft that occurs, this is a good question to think about. Let's discuss some preventative steps you can take to prevent tax-related identity theft.