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New Small Business Tax Center

The Small Business Tax Center Visit The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center for information, tools and resources covering: The basics of self-employment Forms and publications Filing requirements Reporting responsibilities Independent contractors Starting, Operating, and Closing a Business Employment Taxes – Federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes, FUTA, self-employment tax and more. And…

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Tax Basics for the Self-Employed

Webinar for Small Business to Focus on Tax Basics for the Self-Employed The Internal Revenue Service will hold a free webinar this week designed to provide basic tax information to new entrepreneurs as well as owners of existing small businesses. The webinar, titled Business Taxes for the Self-Employed: The Basics, will take place Wednesday, Aug….

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The Healthcare Law’s Effect on Your Taxes

Understand the Health Care Law’s effect on your taxes The Affordable Care Act requires you, your spouse, and your dependents to have qualifying health insurance for the entire year, report a health coverage exemption, or make a payment when you file. If you purchased coverage through the Marketplace, you may be eligible for the premium…

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Changes to the Determination Letter Program

Announcement 2015-19 describes future changes to the determination letter program for qualified individually designed plans and sets forth an intended transition period for certain plans.  Announcement 2015-19 requests comments on specific issues relating to the implementation of these changes.  This announcement also provides that effective July 21, 2015, the IRS will no longer accept determination…

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Review Your Taxes

Review Your Taxes This Summer to Prevent a Surprise Next Spring Each year, many people get a larger refund than they expected. Some find they owe a lot more tax than they thought they would. If this happened to you, review your situation to prevent another tax surprise. Did you marry? Have a child? Have…

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Unfiled Retirement Plan Returns

Small Businesses Can Get IRS Penalty Relief for Unfiled Retirement Plan Returns The IRS encourages eligible small businesses that did not file certain retirement plan returns to take advantage of a low-cost penalty relief program enabling them to quickly come back into compliance. (IR-2015-96, July 14, 2015)…

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It’s Time for a Premium Tax Credit Checkup

If you have insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you may be getting advance payments of the premium tax credit. These are paid directly to your insurance company to lower your monthly premium. Changes in your income or family size may affect your premium tax credit. If your circumstances have changed, the time is right…

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DOL Proposed Rule Extends Overtime Protections

The Department of Labor has announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white collar workers within the first year of its implementation. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published on July 6, 2015 in the Federal Register (80 FR 38515) and invited interested parties to submit written comments…

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Are You Still Eligible for Health Care Coverage?

See If You Can Still Get Health Coverage You may qualify for a special enrollment period. You may be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. Open enrollment for 2015 coverage ended on Feb. 15, 2015. And, Open enrollment for 2016 coverage doesn’t begin until November 1, 2015 (and runs until January 31, 2016). But, consumers should visit HealthCare.gov…

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Supreme Court Rules on ACA

The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Obamacare  The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Obama administration in an argument over federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. In a 6-3 ruling, the Court ruled that the law stays in place, with no change to the state subsidy provisions….

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