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The Corporate Transparency Act

December 27, 2023

Beginning January 1, 2024, many companies will be required to report information about their beneficial owners (the individuals who ultimately own or control the company) to the U.S. government through the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).  Reports cannot be reported before January 1, 2024. Who Has to Report? Companies required to file aRead more…


Record-High 2024 HSA Contribution Limit

November 30, 2023

The IRS says health savings account (HSA) contribution amounts are going way up for 2024. Here’s what you need to know. Health savings accounts (HSAs) offer a tax-advantaged way to save money to pay for certain medical expenses. Your HSA contributions are tax-deductible, so they potentially help reduce your taxable income. But contributions to yourRead more…


Higher IRA and 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2024

November 8, 2023

Cost-of-living adjustments mean higher IRA and 401(k) contribution limits for 2024. IRA contribution limits for 2024 The contribution limits for a traditional or Roth IRA increased last year for the first time in four years, and the limits are going up again for 2024. You can contribute a maximum of $7,000 (up from $6,500 for 2023). Catch-upRead more…


Inherited an IRA? Four Things Every Beneficiary Should Know

October 10, 2023

Inherited IRA distribution rules have changed in ways that can significantly impact your taxes and tax strategy. Inherited IRA beneficiaries should be aware of several important tax considerations — especially considering recent rule changes and delays involving required minimum distributions (RMDs). Here are a few tax things every IRA beneficiary should know. Inherited IRA taxRead more…


5 Tax Moves Retirees Should Consider Before December 31

October 5, 2023

Now is the prime time to start thinking about optimizing your Roth conversions, RMDs, capital gains, Medicare premiums and charitable giving before the end of the year. Below are five things retirees should consider before December 31.   Roth conversions ‘in the valley’ The valley is the period between when you retire and when yourRead more…


New ERC Credit Claims for 2023 Processing Stopped

September 27, 2023

The IRS has stopped processing new employee retention tax credit claims as of September 14. Due to an increase in ERC tax credit scams, fraud and to protect honest business owners, the IRS won’t process new employee retention credit (ERC) claims for the foreseeable future. The immediate moratorium on new ERC claims processing was announced Read more…


September is National Preparedness Month

September 5, 2023

With the height of hurricane season fast approaching and the ongoing threat of wildfires in many places, it is important that everyone develops an emergency preparedness plan Everyone, from individuals to organizations and businesses, can start now by: Securing and duplicating essential tax and financial documents. Creating lists of property. Knowing where to find informationRead more…


Warning Signs of Employee Retention Credit Scams

August 9, 2023

Businesses and tax-exempt organizations should watch out for telltale signs of misleading claims involving the Employee Retention Credit. Scammers and unscrupulous promoters continue to run aggressive broadcast advertising, direct mail solicitations and online promotions for the credit. Many of these ads wildly misrepresent and exaggerate who can qualify for the ERC, which is sometimes alsoRead more…


Deducting Medical/Dental Expenses on Your Tax Return

March 20, 2023

If you itemize your deductions you may be able to deduct expenses you paid that year for medical and dental care for yourself, your spouse and your dependents.  You may deduct only the amount of your total medical expenses that exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. Deductible medical expenses may include but aren’t limitedRead more…


The IRS and ID.me

January 26, 2023

  PPL is requesting that you create an ID.me account with the IRS. Creating an ID.me account is beneficial to you and to PPL. One of the benefits of creating an ID.me account is your ability to electronically sign a Power of Attorney authorizing PPL to communicate with the IRS on tax related matters. 1)      View,Read more…