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Combat-injured disabled veterans may be due a refund

The IRS is alerting certain veterans that they may be due a credit or refund. This is a result of the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act passed in 2016. It affects veterans who received disability severance payments after January 17, 1991, and included that payment as income. Here is what these veterans should know: Veterans […]

IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters. Fraudulent schemes normally start with unsolicited contact by telephone, social media, e-mail or in-person using a variety of tactics. Some impersonate […]

Employees with other sources of income should do a Paycheck Checkup

The IRS urges everyone who works as an employee and who also has income from other sources to perform a Paycheck Checkup now. For example, certain individuals often need to pay estimated or additional tax. This includes taxpayers who have certain types of income from the sharing economy, interest, dividends, self-employment, capital gains, or prizes and awards. A […]

Three steps charities applying for tax-exempt status need to take

Before applying for tax-exempt status, a charitable organization must determine whether it is a trust, corporation or association. After that, there are three additional steps to take: 1. Gather organization documents Each application for exemption – except Form 1023-EZ – must be accompanied by an exact copy of the organization’s organizing document. This is generally one of these: Articles […]

Choosing the best way to reimburse employee travel expenses

If your employees incur work-related travel expenses, you can better attract and retain the best talent by reimbursing these expenses. But to secure tax-advantaged treatment for your business and your employees, it’s critical to comply with IRS rules. Reasons to reimburse While unreimbursed work-related travel expenses generally are deductible on a taxpayer’s individual tax return […]