Tax Rates in Turmoil as 2010 Draws to a Close

  • December 1, 2010

As 2010 ends, taxpayers are confronted with the reality that scheduled increases in individual income tax rates, significant reductions in many popular tax incentives and more changes will occur when the calendar reads 2011. One year ago, it appeared highly unlikely that taxpayers would be faced with such uncertainty. Today, that uncertainty is generating many questions and few answers.

Year-End Tax Planning: Actions to Take to Save Taxes

  • November 5, 2010

The midterm elections have changed the Congressional landscape, with Republicans winning control of the House of Representatives and picking up seats in the Senate. Even so, it's still too early to know exactly how this will affect open tax issues for 2010 and 2011. In short, year-end planning—which always involves some educated guesswork—is a bigger challenge this year than in past years.

Introducing a new service: the Health Care Reform Tax Plan

  • November 1, 2010

Health Care Reform will affect your business. Our Health Care Reform Tax Plan ensures that you are not caught off guard by complicated new regulations, and that you are able to take advantage of available incentives.

IRS Defers Reporting of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Costs on Form W-2

  • November 1, 2010

Employers are eligible for a one-year deferral of mandatory reporting of the costs of employer-provided health insurance on an employee's Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. According to the IRS, many employers need more time to make the necessary changes to their payroll systems to ensure accurate reporting.

Third Quarter Federal Tax Developments

  • November 1, 2010

The third quarter of 2010 brought many tax developments from Congress, the IRS, and the courts. We have highlighted some of the more important federal tax developments for you. Please give our office a call or send us an email if you have any questions about these developments.

2010 Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses

  • November 1, 2010

2010 year-end tax planning involves consideration of tax laws going into effect in 2011 as much it involves tax provisions effective this year. Some tax incentives that expired for businesses at the end of 2009 have been resurrected for 2010 (and 2011 in some cases), including bonus depreciation and small business expensing. However, with higher tax rates set for 2011, traditional planning techniques, such acceleration and deferral, may require more thought this year especially.

2010 Year-End Tax Planning for Individuals Presents Unique Challenges

  • November 1, 2010

As the end of 2010 quickly approaches, individual taxpayers should start to execute valuable year-end tax strategies. However, year-end tax planning for 2010 is especially unique, and a bit more complicated, due to the current uncertainty looming over a number of expiring tax cuts.

Individual Tax Update: Planning for Year-End and a Peek at the Future

  • October 18, 2010

By Patti Stoner, CPA The end of 2010 is quickly approaching and tax season is just around the corner. Below are links to two files that includes information about tax planning and upcoming changes that may affect you. Topics such as: New tax laws passed in 2010, tax deductions that have expired and the Health Care Act of 2010.

IRS Issues Relief with Respect to Form W-2 Reporting of Cost of Group Health Insurance

  • October 13, 2010

This just in – IRS has provided interim relief to employers with respect to reporting the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan on Form W-2. The reporting of this cost will not be mandatory for Forms W-2 issued for 2011.