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Tax Extenders That Expired December 31, 2013

There are dozens of temporary tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013.  Most of these provisions have been part of past temporary tax extension legislation.  Most recently, many temporary tax provisions were extended as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  Collectively, temporary tax provisions…

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IRS Issues First Guidance on Bitcoin

While bitcoin and other virtual currencies are becoming more popular, the tax rules that apply to them have been unclear, including the basic question of whether they are treated as a currency or as property.  Well, the first step to clearing this up for federal tax purposes…

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The Entrepreneur’s Corner – Eight Apps that Will Help You Run Your Business More Efficiently

As a business owner and Entrepreneur consultant, I am continually looking for great opportunities and innovative tools for myself and my clients. My smartphone that keeps me up to date on most of this information. I can use it anywhere to keep in contact with the office, help…

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Tax Implications for Earnings of Foreign Subsidiaries

Under the current U.S. tax rules, non-U.S. earnings are generally not subject to U.S. tax until the earnings are repatriated.   While the U.S. tax system generally taxes income of U.S. taxpayers wherever earned, profits earned from active overseas businesses, as opposed to passive overseas investments, are generally…

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FBARs Forms (TDF 90.22.1) Replaced By Form 114 for E-Filing

On September 30, 2013, FinCEN posted on their internet site, a notice announcing FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (the current FBAR form). FinCEN Form 114 supersedes TD F 90-22.1 (the FBAR form that was used in prior years) and is only available…

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International Tax Proposal included with 2015 Fiscal Year Budget Released to Congress

President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget request to Congress on Tuesday March 4, 2014 and lawmakers will promptly ignore it. But the annual ritual highlights his policy priorities for the coming year and serves as a Democratic Party manifesto as Democrats seek to draw…

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Tax Reform Package Proposed is Received with Mixed Reactions

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., unveiled his long-awaited comprehensive tax reform package on February 26 to mixed reaction. Camp’s proposed Tax Reform Bill of 2014 would reduce the number of individual tax brackets, cut the corporate tax rate, simplify, repeal or curtail many popular…

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IRS Issues Guidance on Employer 401(k) plan Rollovers to Roth IRA Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance for employers whose 401(k) plans offer Roth IRA accounts for the rules governing rollovers by participants younger than retirement age. The key part of the IRS guidelines explains that any rollover made before a participant reaches age 59½ must be…

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Decision on 2013 Tax Extenders Like to Happen by Spring 2014

House GOP leaders are unlikely to make a decision on whether to retroactively pass a group of expiring individual and business tax incentives until next spring, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee said on December 12. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., speaking at…

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The Entrepreneur’s Corner – Taking You and Your Business to a New Level in 2014

The energy is in the air….2014 is the year of prosperity for Entrepreneurs!   If you have a business or have been thinking about starting your own business this is the year to make it happen.  Don’t wait one minute longer!! Take the next step and make the change…

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