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Income 54: Nonresident Partners and Shareholders of Partnerships and S Corporations

The Colorado Department of Revenue has finally revised its guidelines in FYI Income 54 regarding people who do not live in Colorado but are partners and/or shareholders of partnerships and/or S corporations in Colorado, ensuring that pass-through entities pay Colorado income tax on their Colorado-source income. This #EnrolledAgent says #AboutTime! According to the revised guidelines, this requirement…

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Colorado Year End Tax Update: Focus on USE TAX – 50 Points of Light

It is that time of year again where we work ourselves into a tizzy finishing off the year “strong” and simultaneously enduring another holiday season whilst purportedly planning for a new year. YIKES! With internet sales exploding it is a good idea to review each transaction you make to know if sales tax is being…

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21st Century Cures Act Signed by President Obama

President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law creating an option for small businesses to offer employees a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) that is funded by the employer. Beginning January 1, 2017, the maximum employees can receive per year through the HRA is $4,950 for individuals who show they have individual coverage or…

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Prepare for the Tax Pendulum to Swing

One thing to be be thankful for this holiday season is that the tax ‘policies’ of President Elect Trump (PET) and our Republican friends in the 115th congress will keep tax accounts and bookkeepers gainfully employed well into the foreseeable future. In fact I am adding staff again, which ‘sounds’ great! Is is good for the US though…

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IRS Acceptance Agents No Longer Will be Situated Outside USA Borders

According to Sharon Bradley, Manager of the IRS’ ITIN Policy Section in the Atlanta, GA  Service Center, Section 203 of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), Pub. L. 114-113, div. Q, enacted on December 18, 2015, modified Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code and resulted in significant changes to the Individual Taxpayer…

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With a CLAT, CLUT here and a CRAT, CRUT there – Old MacDonald had a Trust EIEIO: IRC 641-692 & IRS Form 1041

The one thing stopping good people from engaging the full force and effect of tax and estate planning using trust instruments is the language. Acronyms make it hard to understand what lawyers are saying and most of us simply put ourselves out of commission when it comes to this type of tax planning. It does…

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New requirement for dependents whose passports don’t have a date of entry into the U.S.

The IRS changed its policy on acceptable documentation for issuing dependent Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN). The agency no longer accepts passports that do not have a date of entry into the U.S. as a stand-alone identification document for dependents from countries other than Canada or Mexico or dependents of military members overseas. In addition…

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