IRS Form 1099-misc Due Date Approaching – Facts and Misconceptions

As many of us who hang our own shingle are painfully aware, IRS Form 1099-misc is due NEXT WEEK. YIKES! I'm still shaking off the holidays. The failure to timely file this 'informational return' has gone up this year. So

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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

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Posted in Colorado Department of Revenue, Colorado Income Tax, Composite Tax Return, Partnership, Sub-chapter S

Excess Depreciation Claimed – Now What?

Justin Fundalinski of Jim Saulnier & Associates, who I met while volunteering time for the betterment of the Financial Planning Association, asked me a procedural question about a fascinating situation he encountered regarding depreciation and disposition of residential rental real estate,

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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

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Colorado Income Tax Planning Update: Form 104

The following items might seem new and/or different for Colorado taxpayers on the CO 104 Income Tax form, some are some are not. These points below basically represent some of the more persistent questions coming across my desk as part

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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

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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

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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

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Posted in Acceptance Agent, Certifying Acceptance Agent, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, ITIN

Year End Tax Planning & the Kiddie Tax – IRC §1(g)(2) – IRS Form 8615

The most common year end tax planning questions generally have been revolving around the implications of sheltering and feeding fully grown and educated children as flying the coop has become increasingly difficult for the current generation of young adults.  "Hanging" at

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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

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Posted in Charitable Contribution, Donor Advised Fund
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