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KP Monaco & Associates  // Posts tagged as "KP Monaco & Associates"

07 Aug Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

Steps to Avoid a Name Mismatch Audit

Steps to Avoid a Name Mismatch Audit

What’s a Name Mismatch Audit – And How to Avoid One If you changed your name for any reason during the past year, you will need to file Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to notify them of the name change before you submit your 2017 tax […]

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08 Jun Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

Know the Tax Rules Before Gifting

Know the Tax Rules Before Gifting

Gift giving can be an important tax planning strategy. But before you write checks, learn the rules. Here are two of them: * Tax returns are not always required. The person receiving your gift does not have to file a return, no matter the amount. More good news: When you give gifts up to $14,000 […]

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17 Mar Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

April IRA Deadlines Fast Approaching

April IRA Deadlines Fast Approaching

As tax day approaches, there are two other April deadlines that may apply to you. If you have an IRA, take note of these dates: April 1 – If you turned 70½ in 2016 (six months after your 70th birthday), you must take your first required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA by April 1. […]

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10 Feb Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

What Records Do You Need For Tax Preparation?

What Records Do You Need For Tax Preparation?

If you’re not a naturally organized person, keeping your tax preparation records in one place might not be easy. But gathering the appropriate records ahead of time will make it easier on yourself and help ensure the accuracy of your tax preparation. Choose a place to collect your records and include the following: The basics: […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

Should You File a Form 5500-EZ?

Should You File a Form 5500-EZ?

If your business has a one-participant retirement plan such as a solo 401(k) – for example, if you own the entire business and the plan covers only you, or you and your spouse – you may be unaware that you can have tax filing responsibilities. Here are two situations when you may need to file […]

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12 Jun Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

Retirement Coming This Summer? Plan for Estimated Tax Payments

Retirement Coming This Summer? Plan for Estimated Tax Payments

Early retirement, delayed retirement, phased retirement – if you’ve decided this summer is your time to leave the workforce, you have decisions to make. One of them is whether you will need to pay estimated taxes. While you may expect your income to decrease when you’re not working, remember that you might be withdrawing funds […]

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15 May Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

Simplify Your Life at Tax Time by Organizing Your Chart of Accounts

Simplify Your Life at Tax Time by Organizing Your Chart of Accounts

If you haven’t revised your business’s chart of accounts since you initially set it up, you may be missing out on an easy way to simplify your life at tax time. That’s because your chart of accounts is more than a basic bookkeeping tool. Your chart can also help you keep track of items that […]

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06 May Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

Estate Executors: Add This New Task to Your To-Do List

Estate Executors: Add This New Task to Your To-Do List

If you’re an estate executor and you’re required to file an estate tax return, the IRS has a new form for you: Form 8971, Information Regarding Beneficiaries Acquiring Property From a Decedent. The form is designed to report to the IRS and to the beneficiaries the final estate tax value of property distributed or to […]

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29 Feb Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

CLIENT MEMO: Don’t Get Hooked By a Tax Scam

CLIENT MEMO: Don’t Get Hooked By a Tax Scam

The IRS has made preventing identity theft and tax refund fraud a top priority. An important part of the agency’s fraud prevention program is its campaign to inform taxpayers about the many varieties of tax fraud and how they can keep from becoming victims of a tax scam. Typical telephone fraud scenario Picture this: You’re […]

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20 Feb Posted by in Newsletters | Comments

Bonus Depreciation: Better Than Before?

Bonus Depreciation: Better Than Before?

The tax extenders law passed in mid-December changed some of the rules for claiming bonus depreciation in 2016. While the amount you can deduct for 2016 is still 50% of the cost of qualified assets you buy, certain restrictions have been lifted. Bonus depreciation overview. Bonus depreciation is an additional deduction of 50% of the […]

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