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Tax Penalty Relief from the IRS? [How You Qualify]

The estimated tax penalty can be waived for you, if your 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fall short of your total tax liability for the year; however, there is a catch: its is only waived, if you paid at least 85 percent of total tax liability during the year through federal income tax withholding, quarterly estimated tax payments or a combination of the two.

Typically, you must pay 90 percent to avoid a penalty.The waiver computation will be reflected in a revised Form 2210, Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates and Trusts, and instructions.

What Are Opportunity Zones? Opportunity Zones can deliver significant tax savings on medium- to long-term investments in economically disadvantaged communities. This new tax incentive pertains to both the capital gains invested initially through a qualified opportunity fund, as well as capital gains earned for the investor from businesses or projects in a zone.

5 Facts About the Opportunity Zone Tax [PLUS] How to Qualify

Providing tax benefits to investors who invest eligible capital into distressed communities throughout the U.S. and its possessions, Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) were created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to spur economic development and job creation. If you’re considering investing in a QOZ, read on to learn the facts you need to know about this tax incentive.

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Why am I Having QuickBooks Performance Issues? [SOLVED]

Is Using the Same QuickBooks Data File for Long Time Causing My Performance Issues?

There’s more than one approach to how long you use the same QuickBooks company file. You can create a new file each fiscal year, or whenever you upgrade QuickBooks Desktop. Other users prefer using the same file as long as possible. Which approach works best depends on your preferences, and the way your business uses QuickBooks. While entering a lower volume of transactions into QuickBooks helps you use the same file longer, there are possible situations where you need a new QuickBooks data file.

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Tax Season 2019 Filing Begins

January 28, 2019, marked the start of this year’s tax filing season, and it’s the first time taxpayers will be filing under the new tax reform laws, most of which became effective in 2018. Complicating matters is a newly revised Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, as well as the partial shutdown of the federal government. With more than 150 million individual tax returns expected to be filed for the 2018 tax year, here’s what individual taxpayers can expect:

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New York Sales Tax Vendor Definition Update Effective IMMEDIATELY!

From our friends at Avalara: The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that due to the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court ruling last year, an existing provision in New York Sales Tax Law defining a sales tax vendor became immediately effective. Any business within this definition making taxable sales into the state is required to be registered as a New York State vendor and to collect & remit sales tax. This can impact your clients and they should know.

These days, some of us find ourselves updating multiple calendars. There's the Outlook calendar or other web-based solution for scheduling and task management. Or, maybe a smartphone app to track a "to-do" on the road with a paper calendar as backup. But where do you keep track of your everyday financial tasks? Including these in your scheduling calendars and/or task lists will make for very crowded screens, not to mention how inconvenient it can be to keep switching between applications. Consider adding one more tracking tool: the QuickBooks Calendar.

QuickBooks Calendar – How It Helps Your Business

These days, some of us find ourselves updating multiple calendars. There’s the Outlook calendar or other web-based solution for scheduling and task management. Or, maybe a smartphone app to track a “to-do” on the road with a paper calendar as backup. But where do you keep track of your everyday financial tasks? Including these in your scheduling calendars and/or task lists will make for very crowded screens, not to mention how inconvenient it can be to keep switching between applications. Consider adding one more tracking tool: the QuickBooks Calendar.

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Data Migration & Data Conversion – What You Need to Know

Obvious reasons to undergo a data migration or data conversion include change in costs for your accounting software; adopting new software solutions due to business expansion; trimming the size of historic financial data; to clean up issues with data integrity; and so on. Part of the concern is retention of historic company data – if deemed necessary to do so.

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