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    Being prepared for an upcoming tax deadline is relieving, saving you time and money. We've been providing Tax Preparation & Planning services nationally for over 40 years to businesses, individuals, and other CPAs who depend on our experience, knowledge, and contacts.

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  • Like Any Other Entity, Businesses Go Though Stages of Life:

    1. Planning the Tax Structure & Creation of the Entitiy
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    At all of these points, entrepreneurs have selected us as their guides. Our CPA Firm will help you make the most of your time and effort.

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    In the current financial and tax environment, too many "sound planning strategies" steer you into regrettable and avoidable tax situations. If you need better tax advice with your:

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2013 Individual Income Tax Organizer and Engagement Letter For New Clients

2013 Income Tax CPA Organizer & Accounting Engagement Letter

This generic Organizer is intended for New Individual Clients Only. If you are an existing client, and have misplaced your packet, please contact us and we will provide you with your specialized copy.

2013 Year-End Tax Planning for Individuals

Early in 2013, the 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act was enacted and the “Bush-era” tax cuts, which were scheduled to sunset at the end of 2012, were permanently extended and modified. This legislation is significant because without its enactment, individual tax rates on all income groups would have increased, taxpayer-friendly treatment of capital gains and dividends would have disappeared, and many other popular but temporary incentives would no longer be available.

2013 Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses

In recent years, end of year tax planning for businesses has been further complicated by uncertainty over the future availability of many tax incentives. The 2013 year-end is no different. In the early hours of January 1, 2013, the Senate passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which permanently extended the so-called Bush-era tax cuts. However, other popular provisions were only extended through 2013. Therefore, 2013 tax strategies include concerns over expiring provisions. But 2013 is also unique due to changes that are affecting businesses.

For example, as part of its primary purpose to facilitate health care reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC) includes key tax provisions that affect businesses. Some requirements are already in effect, while other provisions apply starting in 2013 or later. Higher tax rates may be imposed on distributions to owners and the net investment income regulations have the potential to impact individuals who are owners of pass-through entities. In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in mid-July on the unconstitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means changes to retirement plans and employee benefits for same-sex marriages. Also, compliance with final repair regulations affects virtually all businesses.

Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act: Proposed Rules For Employers

The IRS has issued proposed regulations to implement the information reporting requirements for insurers and certain employers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC). The proposals are a response to an ongoing dialog with representatives of employers, insurers, other reporting entities and individual taxpayers.

Provisions under PPAC require reporting by insurers, self-insuring employers, and other parties that provide health coverage; and also require information reporting by employers that are large enough to be subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. In early July 2013, the Obama Administration announced a postponement of PPAC’s mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements for one year. As a result, the reporting requirements have been delayed until 2015.

Sarasota's Real Estate Market & The Tax Benefits of Home Ownership

Buying a home is the single most valuable investment many families make, and home ownership offers tax breaks that make it the foundation for your overall tax planning. The gulf coast of Florida's real estate market (specifically Sarasota's, Bradenton's, North Port's, & Venice's markets) was hit hard with some strong correction after the bubble. As a CPA Firm in Sarasota, Florida, we have been helping our clients deal with the effects, but also have seen improvements as home values have increased.

If you are undecided as to a purchase or sale, it is important to know that the tax law provides numerous incentives to home ownership, including the following:

Employer Health Care Mandate Postponed Until 2015

The Obama Administration has announced that it is postponing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements for one year. As a result, the administration also announced that it will waive the imposition of any employer-shared responsibility penalty payments for 2014. This effectively means that employers with 50 or more employees will not be required to provide health insurance to their employees or face a penalty until 2015.

Rethink Insurance: The Huge Small Business Health Care Credit

Huge Health Insurance Tax Credit

If you are a small employer with fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees, pay an average wage of less than $50,000 a year, and pay at least half of your employee health insurance premiums then you may be eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.

For tax years 2010 through 2013, the maximum credit is 35 percent for small business employers and 25 percent for small tax-exempt employers such as charities.

An enhanced version of the credit will be effective beginning Jan. 1, 2014. The IRS is expected to issue additional information about the enhanced version as it becomes available. In general, on Jan. 1, 2014, the rate will increase to 50 percent and 35 percent, respectively.

Health Insurance Premium Assistance Credit

Beginning in 2014, a penalty will be imposed on certain individuals who fail to have minimum essential health insurance for themselves and their dependents. However, to help subsidize the cost of health insurance and make it more affordable, eligible individuals who purchase coverage under a qualified health plan through an Affordable Insurance Exchange may receive a premium assistance credit. The IRS has issued guidance for employees on their eligibility to claim this credit.

In order to be eligible for the premium assistance credit, a taxpayer must satisfy the following criteria:

2012 Taxpayer Relief Act For Individuals

Fiscal Cliff Averted, Tax Payer Relief Act

After much debate and anticipation, Congress has passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 which averts the tax side of the fiscal cliff, provides numerous extenders and avoids the automatic sunset provisions that were scheduled to take effect after 2012 under the “Bush-era” tax cuts in the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (JGTRRA).

2012 Taxpayer Relief Act For Business & Investments

After weeks of negotiation, Congress has passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act to avert the tax side of the “Fiscal Cliff” and bring some certainty to the Tax Code. Almost all taxpayers are affected by the numerous extensions and modifications. Many popular but temporary tax extenders relating to businesses are included in the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Among them is Code Sec. 179 small business expensing, bonus depreciation, the research tax credit, and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. This letter provides some highlights of the American Taxpayer Relief Act as it applies to investments and business taxpayers.

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