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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)

President Trump recently walked back consideration of capital gains indexing and a payroll tax cut, less than 24 hours after signaling his support for both.


The Senate’s top tax writers have released the first round of bipartisan task force reports examining over 40 expired and soon to be expired tax breaks known as tax extenders. Congress is expected to address these particular tax breaks, as well as temporary tax policy in general, when lawmakers return to Washington, D.C. in September.


Bonus depreciation guidance that applies to property acquired after September 27, 2017, in a tax year that includes September 28, 2017, allows taxpayers to make a late election or revoke a prior valid election to...


The IRS has granted a six-month extension to eligible partnerships to file a superseding Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income, and furnish corresponding Schedules K-1, Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits. For a calendar year partnership, the deadline to file Form 1065 and corresponding Schedules K-1 was March 15, which has now been extended to September 15.


Proposed regulations increase a vehicle’s maximum value for eligibility to use the fleet-average valuation rule or the vehicle cents-per-mile valuation rule. The increase to $50,000 is effective for the 2018 calendar year. The maximum value is adjusted annually for inflation after 2018. The proposed regulations provide transition rules for certain employers.


The temporary nondiscrimination relief for closed defined benefit plans provided in Notice 2014-5, I.R.B. 2014-2, 276, is extended through plan years beginning in 2020. Notice 2014-5 provided temporary nondiscrimination relief for certain defined benefit pension plans that were "closed" before December 13, 2013. Notice 2014-5, I.R.B. 2014-2, 276, Notice 2015-28, I.R.B. 2015-14, 848, Notice 2016-57, I.R.B. 2016-40, 432, Notice 2017-45, I.R.B. 2017-38, 232, and Notice 2018-69, I.R.B. 2018-37, 426, are modified.


The IRS has adopted final regulations with respect to the allocation by a partnership of foreign income taxes. The final regulations are intended to improve the operation of an existing safe harbor rule. This safe harbor rule, under Reg. §1.704-1(b)(4)(viii), determines whether allocations of creditable foreign tax expenditures (CFTEs) are deemed to be in accordance with the partners’ interests in the partnership.


Transactions involving digital content and cloud computing have become common due to the growth of electronic commerce. The transactions must be classified in terms of character so that various provisions of the Code, such as the sourcing rules and subpart F, can be applied.


The IRS Large Business and International Division (LB&I) has withdrawn its directive to examiners that provided instructions on transfer pricing issue selection related to stock based compensation (SBC) in cost sharing arrangements (CSAs).


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