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March 14, 2018

2017 Business Tax Filings – Schedule Your Appointment Now

Note:

  • The IRS will begin accepting business returns on January 29, 2018 (These include Forms 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return; 1120s, U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation; 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income; and 1041, U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts)The IRS will also begin accepting Form 1040, U.S. Income Tax return for Individuals, on January 29, 2018. 
 

Tax Consultation

Now is the perfect time to get started on your 2017 taxes.  Tax season is here and we are scheduling appointments to discuss your businesses tax and financial matters.  If you would like to set an appointment to meet with us please call (781-582-1136) or email

 

Documents needed to complete your tax returns

          Below is a list of documents and files we will need to begin work on your businesses tax returns:

  • A copy of your QuickBooks or Peachtree/ Sage file (Please provide us with a full backup copy)
  • Payroll Documents: 940, 941’s, W-3
  • New Equipment Purchases: Please provide us with any purchase & sales agreements for all new equipment purchases
  • Accounts Receivable at Year End
  • Accounts Payable at Year End
  • Year-end statements for all bank accounts
  • Year-end statements for all loans: please include year-end balances and interest paid 
 

Feel free to contact us at 781-582-1136 or click here to email us.  


March 14, 2018

1099

1099's Due 01/31/2018 to the IRS

The IRS requires that all businesses file the applicable 1099 forms by January 31, 2018. If your business has paid $600 or more to an independent contractor, individual, LLC, partnership, vendor, or certain corporations for services (including materials and parts), rents, proceed payments to attorneys, or medical and health care payments then your business is required to file a 1099-MISC.

Be mindful of the related penalties that are associated with failure to file and late filing of these forms, which can reach up to $250. 

We provide 1099 preparation services and can assist you with this process. Please contact us for more information.


 

 

Tax Alerts
Tax Briefing(s)

The IRS and the Treasury intend to provide regulations that will address issues affecting foreign corporations with previously taxed earnings and profits (PTEP). The regulations are in response to changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ( P.L. 115-97)


The IRS has proposed regulations on the limitation on the business interest expense deduction under Code Sec. 163(j), as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ( P.L. 115-97). The IRS also has issued a safe harbor that allows taxpayers to treat certain infrastructure trades or businesses as real property trades or businesses solely for purposes of qualifying as an electing real property trade or business under Code Sec. 163(j)(7)(B).


A nonprofit corporation that operated a medical-marijuana dispensary legally under California law was not allowed to claim deductions for business expenses on its federal return. Code Sec. 280E, which prevents any trade or business that consists of trafficking in controlled substances from deducting any business expenses, applied.


The IRS released the optional standard mileage rates for 2019. Most taxpayers may use these rates to compute deductible costs of operating vehicles for:


The IRS has provided guidance and examples for calculating the nondeductible portion of parking expenses. In addition, the IRS has provided guidance to tax-exempt organizations to help such organizations determine how unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) will be increased by the nondeductible amount of such fringe benefit expenses paid or incurred.


The IRS has released initial guidance on the new Code Sec. 83(i), added by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ( P.L. 115-97).

Code Sec. 83 generally provides for the federal income tax treatment of property transferred in connection with the performance of services. Code Sec. 83(i) allows certain employees to elect to defer recognition of income attributable to the receipt or vesting of qualified stock for up to five years.


Highly anticipated foreign tax credit regulations have been issued that provide guidance on the significant changes made to the foreign tax credit rules by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ( P.L. 115-97).


Proposed regulations provide much anticipated guidance on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) under Code Sec. 59A and related reporting requirements. The regulations are proposed to apply generally to tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, but taxpayers may rely on these proposed regulations until final regulations are published.


The IRS will grant automatic consent to accounting method changes to comply with new Code Sec. 451(b), as added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ( P.L. 115-97). In addition, some taxpayers may make the accounting method change on their tax returns without filing a Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method. These procedures generally apply to tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. Rev. Proc. 2018-31, I.R.B. 2018-22, 637, is modified.


The IRS has issued transition relief from the "once-in-always-in" condition for excluding part-time employees under Reg. §1.403(b)-5(b)(4)(iii)(B). Under the "once-in-always-in" exclusion condition, once an employee is eligible to make elective deferrals, the employee may not be excluded from making elective deferrals in any later exclusion year on the basis that he or she is a part-time employee.


The IRS has provided interim guidance for the 2019 calendar year on income tax withholding from wages and withholding from retirement and annuity distributions. In general, certain 2018 withholding rules provided in Notice 2018-14, I.R.B. 2018-7, 353, will remain in effect for the 2019 calendar year, with one exception.


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