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IRS Warns: Beware of the Latest W-2 Scam

Employers Should be Aware of these W-2 Scams Protect your employee information In IRS Tax Tip 2018-188, the IRS warns businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft and W-2 scams. Employers hold sensitive tax data on their employees – such as Form W-2 data – which is highly valued by identity…

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Cybersecurity Basics for Small Business

Cybersecurity for small business: Cybersecurity basics As a small business owner, you know that cyber criminals will steal data any place they can find it, whether it’s from a global giant or a Main Street store. So where can you find just-the-facts security advice tailored to your needs? At ftc.gov/cybersecurity. The FTC has boiled it…

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FTC: The Future of Privacy

FTC’s Comment on the future of privacy As the only federal agency with a dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition, the FTC is uniquely situated to comment on the future of privacy policymaking in the United States. So we welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information…

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Apply for 2019 Health Coverage

REMINDER: December 15 is the deadline to sign up for coverage starting January 1. Visit HealthCare.gov to create an account, review your options and enroll in coverage. You can enroll in or change 2019 Marketplace health insurance right now. The 2019 Open Enrollment Period runs from Thursday, November 1, 2018, to Saturday, December 15, 2018….

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Do a “Paycheck Checkup” now

For people involved in the sharing economy: Do a ‘Paycheck Checkup’ now, avoid a surprise year-end tax bill The Internal Revenue Service urges anyone working in the sharing economy to perform a Paycheck Checkup now to avoid an unexpected tax bill when they file their return next year. Many people working in the sharing…

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IRS Tax Reform Help

New IRS publication helps taxpayers Get Ready for tax reform Tax Reform Tax Tip 2018-171 The IRS has issued a publication to help taxpayers learn about tax reform and how it affects their taxes. Taxpayers can access Publication 5307, Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families, on IRS.gov/getready. While last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes…

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Accounting Methods for Small Businesses

Here’s how tax reform changed accounting methods for small businesses Tax Reform Tax Tip 2018-172 The Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts – better known simply as tax reform – allows more small business taxpayers to use the cash method of accounting. Tax reform now defines a small business taxpayer as a taxpayer that has average…

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IRS Extends Deadlines for Some Affected by Hurricanes

IRS extends Oct. 15 and other deadlines IRS extends Oct. 15 and other deadlines for more counties hit by Hurricanes Michael, Florence; Additional areas in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia covered IR-2018-202, October 15, 2018 — After additional disaster declarations by FEMA, the IRS has added more counties that are eligible…

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Tax Reform Tax Tips for Businesses

IRS Tax Reform Tax Tip 2018-158 Small business owners can visit IRS.gov for a wide range of resources that will help them better understand tax reform. Last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes tax law changes that may affect small businesses’ bottom line. Here are some resources available to help small business owners:…

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For Employees with Other Sources of Income

Employees with other sources of income should do a Paycheck Checkup IRS Tax Reform Tax Tip 2018-141 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…

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