Therapeutic Discovery Tax Credit

The Treasury Department released new guidelines for applying for tax credits to fund promising new therapies, with small medical research firms eligible to receive up to $5 million each out of a $1 billion pie. The Therapeutic Discovery Credit was

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1099-S example involving multiple property owners

Question: Tax payer produced Form 1099-S from the sale of property she owned jointly with her brother. The Form 1099-S had the full amount reported to her and the brother did not receive a Form 1099-S. What should be done?

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Health Insurance Premiums: Tax implication for the self employed – example

A tax payer is the 100% owner/employee of an S corporation that she started in 2010. She only wants to take $2,000 in wages for the first year. In addition, she would like the S corporation to pay for her

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Net Operating Loss Carry Back (NOL)

The key to determining the optimal carry back period may be correctly calculating the minimum tax credit net operating loss. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) permits an eligible small business to elect to increase the net

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Options Traders and taxes

The 1099-INT and 1099-DIV reported to the Internal Revenue Service details how much you received in interest and dividends through your account, while form 1099-B reported the total proceeds of your sales of stocks and bonds during the year. The

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Cost Basis

On October 3, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Tucked away in the Act is a provision that moves the responsibility of basis determination from the shoulders of the taxpayer to the shoulders of

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Employer Misclassification of Workers

The IRS and Department of Labor have joined forces to reduce employer misclassification of workers. Last fall, the IRS began auditing 6,000 companies to determine if they have misclassified workers as independent contractors or properly classified the workers as employees

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Failing to Issue Form W-2 to Corporate Officers

A corporate officer who performs substantial services for the corporation and receives compensation is considered to be an employee. The corporation should issue a Form W-2 reporting the compensation as wages and withhold proper amounts for federal income tax, FICA,

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New Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service issued new guidance to make it easier for small businesses to determine whether they are eligible for the new health care tax credit under the Affordable Care Act and how large a credit they will receive.

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Gambling revenue recognition

A retired widow who enjoys playing the slot machines became a regular patron of a casino, and traveled there with friends every other week or so during 2004. Normally the widow would spend at least eight hours at the casino

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