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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
May 08, 2021
Tax Briefing(s)

The IRS has postponed the federal tax filing and payment deadlines, and associated interest, penalties, and additions to tax, for certain taxpayers who have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. 


The IRS has provided guidance related to the temporary 100-percent deduction for business meals provided by a restaurant. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 ( P.L. 116-260) temporarily increased the deduction from 50 percent to 100 percent for a business’s restaurant food and beverage expenses for 2021 and 2022. All other food and beverage expenses are still subject to the 50 percent deduction limitation unless some other exception applies.


The IRS has issued guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit under Act Sec. 2301 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) ( P.L. 116-136), as modified by Act Secs. 206 and 207 of the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act) (Division EE of P.L. 116-260), for the first and second calendar quarters in 2021. The guidance amplifies previous guidance which addressed amendments made by section 206 of the Relief Act for calendar quarters in 2020.


The IRS has issued guidance clarifying that amounts paid for personal protective equipment—such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes—for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19 PPE) are treated as amounts paid for medical care under Code Sec. 213(d).


The U.S. Department of Labor has published a new webpage with guidance implementing the Continuation of Health Coverage premium assistance provisions of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), to provide full COBRA premium assistance to certain individuals who experienced a reduction in hours or involuntary termination of employment.


The IRS has announced that, under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) ( P.L. 117-2), the requirement that taxpayers increase their tax liability by all or a portion of their excess advance payments of the Premium Tax Credit (excess APTC) is suspended for tax year (TY) 2020.


The IRS has extended the penalty relief provided in Notice 2020-22, I.R.B. 2020-17, 664, for failure to deposit employment taxes, to eligible employers that reduce their required deposits in anticipation of the following credits.


Continuing an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, the IRS has reminded people who do not have a permanent address or a bank account that may still qualify for Economic Impact Payments (EIP) and other tax benefits.


Death benefits that an S corporation provided to its sole shareholder under a split-dollar life insurance arrangement were employee compensation rather than a corporate distribution. In reaching this decision, the Tax Court firmly rejected the contrary conclusion reached by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in J.J. Machacek, CA-6, 2018-2 U.S.T.C. 50,447.


The termination date for an empowerment zone designation under Code Sec. 1391 is generally deemed to extend until December 31, 2025. However, the state or local government that nominated the zone may decline the deemed extension.


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