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3 ways to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

3 ways to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

December 14, 2018
Online shopping enables consumers to buy almost anything from the convenience of their own homes. But comfortable surroundings can lull online shoppers into a false sense of security.
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Selling your business? Defer — and possibly reduce — tax with an installment sale

Selling your business? Defer — and possibly reduce — tax with an installment sale

November 6, 2018
You’ve spent years building your company and now are ready to move on to something else, whether launching a new business, taking advantage of another career opportunity or retiring. Whatever your plans, you want to get the return from your business that you’ve earned from all of the time and money you’ve put into it. 
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Buy business assets before year end to reduce your 2018 tax liability

Buy business assets before year end to reduce your 2018 tax liability

November 6, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has enhanced two depreciation-related breaks that are popular year-end tax planning tools for businesses. To take advantage of these breaks, you must purchase qualifying assets and place them in service by the end of 2018.
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Charitable IRA rollovers may be especially beneficial in 2018

Charitable IRA rollovers may be especially beneficial in 2018

November 6, 2018
Charitable IRA rollovers may be especially beneficial in 2018.
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529 plans offer two tax-advantaged education funding options

529 plans offer two tax-advantaged education funding options

November 6, 2018
Section 529 plans are a popular education-funding tool because of tax and other benefits. Two types are available: 1) prepaid tuition plans, and 2) savings plans. And one of these plans got even better under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!
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Back-to-school time means a tax break for teachers

Back-to-school time means a tax break for teachers

October 2, 2018
When teachers are setting up their classrooms for the new school year, it’s common for them to pay for a portion of their classroom supplies out of pocket. A special tax break allows these educators to deduct some of their expenses.
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2018 Q4 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

2018 Q4 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

October 2, 2018
Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2018. Keep in mind that this list isn't all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you.
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How to reduce the tax risk of using independent contractors

How to reduce the tax risk of using independent contractors

October 2, 2018
Careful handling of contractors can help ensure that independent contractor status will pass IRS scrutiny.
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Fraud Examiners report: Awareness can help reduce losses

Fraud Examiners report: Awareness can help reduce losses

October 2, 2018
The typical business or other organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year, with a median loss of $130,000. And about one-fifth of fraud cases involve losses of $1 million or more.
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Expense reimbursement fraud is common, but preventable

Expense reimbursement fraud is common, but preventable

October 2, 2018
Individual incidents of expense reimbursement fraud don’t typically involve significant sums. But left unchecked, they can add up, particularly if executives or frequent travelers are the perpetrators.
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Choosing the right accounting method for tax purposes

Choosing the right accounting method for tax purposes

August 27, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) liberalized the eligibility rules for using the cash method of accounting, making this method - which is simpler than the accrual method - available to more businesses.
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Do you still need to worry about the AMT?

Do you still need to worry about the AMT?

August 27, 2018
Now is a good time to familiarize yourself with the changes, assess your AMT risk and see if there are any steps you can take during the last several months of the year to avoid the AMT, or at least minimize any negative impact. 
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