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For itemizers IRS has set a tax-filing date of Feb. 14

For itemizers IRS has set a tax-filing date of Feb. 14 Taxpayers who claim itemized deductions will be able to file their federal tax returns starting Feb. 14, the IRS said Thursday.While the tax-filing season began on Jan. 4, the IRS announced last year that taxpayers who itemize — which includes just about everyone who […]

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What Investors Want from a Business Plan

What Investors Want from a Business Plan  things that an investor wants to see in a business plan submitted for consideration for investment.  And this is more-or less in order of importance, but that order is not as rigorous as a numbered list might imply. 1. Experienced team I want people who have done startups before. They […]

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Tax Changes for Small Businesses

Tax Changes for Small Businesses During 2010, new laws, such as the Affordable Care Act and the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, created or expanded deductions and credits that small businesses and self-employed individuals should consider when completing their tax returns and making business decisions in 2011. Health Insurance Deduction Reduces Self Employment Tax […]

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Senate Passes 1099 Repeal Amendment

Senate Passes 1099 Repeal Amendment Miami CPA Gustavo Viera reports that the Senate approved an amendment Wednesday to repeal the expanded 1099 information reporting requirements in the health care reform law. Two similar, but competing amendments were introduced this week by Democratic and Republican lawmakers to be attached to a larger re-authorization bill for the […]

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Miami Accountant Offers Tax Refunds on Prepaid Debit Cards

Miami Accountant Offers Tax Refunds on Prepaid Debit Cards Our Miami Accounting Firm will will offer the cards to taxpayers as a safe, convenient and low-cost way to receive their tax refunds electronically, especially if they lack a bank account. The new program aims to provide consumer protection features for Americans with limited or no access to traditional banking […]

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Reporting Business Income and Expenses – Which Accounting Method is Right for You?

Reporting Business Income and Expenses – Which Accounting Method is Right for You? In two previous posts, I addressed some key tax consolidations that small business owners and employers need to be aware of as we head into tax season, including the specific tax requirements that impact employers this time of year as well as […]

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Ten Tax Benefits for Parents

Ten Tax Benefits for Parents Did you know that your children may help you qualify for some tax benefits? Here are 10 tax benefits the IRS wants parents to consider when filing their tax returns this year. Dependents In most cases, a child can be claimed as a dependent in the year they were born. […]

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Free Tax Filing

Free Tax Filing  Everyone can prepare and e-file their federal tax returns for free through the IRS Free File Program. Free File is offered through a public-private partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and brand-name tax software companies. Free File can help you do your taxes fast; it’s safe and it doesn’t cost anything. Free […]

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6 Facts about Dependents and Exemptions

6 Facts about Dependents and Exemptions Some tax rules affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return – these rules include dependents and exemptions. Here are six important facts the IRS wants you to know about dependents and exemptions that will help you file your 2010 tax return. Exemptions reduce […]

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Two Tax Credits to Help Pay Higher Education Costs

Two Tax Credits to Help Pay Higher Education Costs There are two federal tax credits available to help you offset the costs of higher education for yourself or your dependents.  These are the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. To qualify for either credit, you must pay postsecondary tuition and fees for yourself, […]

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