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the taxpayer advocate service is provided by the irs. There may be times, however, taxpayers may get fake calls impersonating the taxpayer advocate service, or any other irs entitty. here's what you can do - when things like this happen.

Is it Possible to Get Fake Calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service?

Like clockwork, every year, there’s a new twist on old scams. This year, it is the IRS impersonation phone scam whereby criminals fake calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service. The TAS is an independent organization within the IRS that help protect your taxpayer rights. TAS can help if you need assistance resolving an IRS problem, if your problem is causing financial difficulty, or if you believe an IRS system or procedure isn’t working as it should.

Typically, a taxpayer would contact TAS for help first, and only then would TAS reach out to the taxpayer. TAS does not initiate calls to taxpayers out of the blue.

the ualified small busienss stock exclusion is sometimes referred to as section 1202. the exclusion of 100% of the gain on the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock acquired after semptember 27 2010 held longer than five years.

What are Tax Breaks I Should Know About, But Don’t?

As the driving force in today’s economy, small businesses benefit from numerous tax breaks in the tax code. One of these, the Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), was made permanent by the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015). If you’re a small business investor, here’s what you need to know about this often-overlooked tax break.

 

late filing and payment penalties. here are 10 important 0penalties for filing or paying late you should know

Late Filing and Payment Penalties – What Must I Know?

April 15 (April 17 if you live in Maine or Massachusetts) is the deadline for most people to file their federal income tax return and pay any taxes they owe. The bad news is that if you miss the deadline (for whatever reason), you may be assessed penalties for both failing to file a tax return and for failing to pay taxes they owe by the deadline. The good news is that there is no penalty if you file a late tax return but are due a refund.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Voting for the Top 100 ProAdvisors Had OPENED!

Ladies & Gentlemen: START your voting! That’s right, the voting gates have opened for the Top 100 ProAdvisors for the year. This has been brought to you by the Insightful Accountant and it conducts this annually.

Its senior editor, William Murphy, explains recognition is for individual ProAdvisor – not so much the firm to whom the ProAdvisor belongs.  If you are a ProAdvisor; and were busy for any reason and forgot to apply,  the deadline has been extended. If you are a business wanting to shower your beloved ProAdvisor with more love, we detail steps below.

The insights gained in the teleconference demonstrate Avalara’s continuing commitment to being at the forefront of the, once static, world of Sales Tax. If you are just learning of Sales Tax Nexus, or Wayfair Inc. vs South Dakota, here is a list of previous articles; and a recent webinar we did with Avalara, which you can review at your leisure:

Avalara & Sales Tax Nexus 2019 [UPDATE]

A recent teleconference with Avalara reminded attendees the Sales Tax world is still an elusive target, since the Wayfair Inc. Supreme Court Decision. As businesses try to keep up with its effects, more states are enacting new legislation coinciding with new allowances to collect sales tax from sellers who conduct business in their state – without a physical presence therein. As of this writing, there is a host of states still deliberating over enacting specific legislation affecting marketplaces.

For those who may be an employee in Washington state or an employer who has employees based in Washington state, but haven't been getting updates on the Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits: we just got an update from the Washington State Employment Security Department. Glance further below, for a fairly comprehensive update of what's happening so far.

Washington State Paid Family Leave [UPDATE]

For those who may be an employee in Washington state or an employer who has employees based in Washington state, but haven’t been getting updates on the Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits: we just got an update from the Washington State Employment Security Department.  Glance further below, for a fairly comprehensive update of what’s happening so far.

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