contributions to foreign charities

Are Contributions to Overseas and Foreign Charities Tax Deductible? 

  • July 3, 2016

written by Ian Hall Social media and the Internet have helped to make our world smaller. When natural disaster, tragedy, or...

IRS cybersecurity

IRS Intercepts Fraudulent Returns and Increases Customer Service Capacity

  • June 26, 2016

written by Ian Hall The 2016 filing season has closed with renewed emphasis on cybersecurity, tax-related identity theft and customer service....

taxpayer collection accounts to private collection agencies

IRS Revives Private Tax Collection Program

  • June 19, 2016

written by Jacque Mattson The IRS is gearing up to outsource some taxpayer collection accounts to private collection agencies. The Fixing...

changes to overtime rules

Coping with Changes to Overtime Rules

  • June 12, 2016

written by Michael Wirth In 2014, President Obama instructed the Secretary of Labor to reform overtime regulations to reflect the original...

Could You Utilize the Federal Tax Credit for Solar Energy?

  • June 5, 2016

written by Jennifer Cochran To encourage Americans to use solar power, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Energy offer...

Introductory Thoughts and Tips for Your Estate Plan

  • May 29, 2016

written by Mark Lamb Most people are aware of the need to plan for their estate, and any age is appropriate...

GAO Report Examines Impact of Dodd-Frank Rules

  • May 14, 2016

written by Blair Groves Late last year, the General Accounting Office (GAO) conducted a required regulatory analysis to determine the impact...

Stress Test for Rising Rates and Other Adverse Outcomes

  • May 10, 2016

Last year, the Federal Reserve finally pulled the trigger on its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. The rate...

How to Defer Taxes on Sale of Business Equipment

  • May 8, 2016

written by Eric Lampe Under Code Sec. 1031, a taxpayer can make a tax-free exchange of property held for productive use...