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    When it comes to your finances and time, why be wasteful? Let our experience with helping thousands of businesses and individuals allow you to focus on what you do best. Whether you require a tax advisor that can help you to enjoy what you've worked for, a trusted accountant to help you keep things in good order, or a consultant that will encourage financial growth. Our CPA firm can get you on the right path, and keep you there.  Learn More...

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  • Tax Preparation & Planning

    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.

    If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first hour sharpening the ax Abraham Lincoln

    Tax Planning

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

    1. Planning the Tax Structure & Creation of the Entitiy
    2. Maintenance Tax & Accounting
    3. Your Exit Strategy

    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.

    New Business Creation, CPA, Tax, and Accounting

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  • Wealth Management Strategists that See the Whole Picture

    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:

    Estate Planning
    Employee Benefits Planning
    Creative Pension & Retirement Plan Consulting

    Please Contact Us, or See: George V. Famiglio & Associates

    Financial Services

How to Maximize Tax Deductions for 2015

Successful tax planning includes a review of your available deductions and the impact of your filing status on your option to itemize. It is important that all of the technical requirements for your deductions are met. In addition, certain items are deductible only to the extent they exceed a percentage threshold. By reducing your adjusted gross income, you increase the amount of itemized deductions you can claim, because the floor limitation amounts are reduced accordingly.

A strategy commonly used in year-end individual tax planning is to determine the best timing for claiming itemized deductions. Generally, it is beneficial for taxpayers to defer income and accelerate expenses. This strategy may enable you to itemize your deductions if you claimed the standard deduction in the past.

The IRS Security Breach - How to Protect Yourself

IRS Security Breach

"The IRS announced today it will be notifying taxpayers after third parties gained unauthorized access to information on about 100,000 accounts through the “Get Transcript” online application.

The IRS determined late last week that unusual activity had taken place on the application, which indicates that unauthorized third parties had access to some accounts on the transcript application. Following an initial review, it appears that access was gained to more than 100,000 accounts through the Get Transcript application." - http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Statement-on-the-Get-Transcript-Application

Soon, some will receive notification from the IRS that their personal information was compromised. This follows announcements from multiple retailers that they too mishandled private data that should never have been made public. With ubiquitous weak points in security, and intelligent criminals with a financial incentive, what can ones do to protect themselves, and what can small businesses do to protect their clients?

2014 Individual Income Tax Organizer and Engagement Letter For New Clients

2013 Income Tax CPA Organizer & Accounting Engagement Letter

This generic Tax Year 2014 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.

2014 Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses

In recent years, end of year tax planning for businesses has been complicated by uncertainty over the availability of many tax incentives. The 2014 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, 2014 tax strategies include concerns over the fate of the expired provisions. President Obama, the chairs of the House and Senate tax writing committees, and individual lawmakers all made tax reform proposals in 2014. The proposals ranged from comprehensive tax reform to more piece-meal approaches. However, any progress on legislation is stalled until after the elections and possibly into the beginning of 2015.

Protect Your Business and Data from "Ransomware"

Are You Protected Againstt Ransomware?

In 2014, consumers were subjected to security breach after security breach as major retailers and service providers disclosed that they had involuntarily shared your personal data. While this is an extremely dangerous trend, the majority affected could move on with only being inconvenienced. However, over the past few years, a new form of digital extortion has arisen that has damaged unprepared small businesses—Ransomware.

Ransomware is state of the art extortion that combines: Your Data, Bitcoin, Software Insecurity, Cryptography, Phishing Attacks, and Organized Crime. Ask yourself, would your business survive if you lost 100% of your data and backups? Could you afford a $1,000.00 to $100,000.00 ransom? Likely law enforcement will not be able to help.

IRS Modifies Offshore Compliance Programs

The IRS has announced changes to two of its offshore voluntary compliance programs; namely, the streamlined filing compliance process and the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). These programs are part of a wider effort to stop offshore tax evasion, which includes enhanced enforcement, criminal prosecutions, and implementation of third-party reporting via the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The changes

Obamacare Individual Subsidies or Premium Assistance Tax Credit

Will Obamacare Subsidise Your Health Care?

The premium tax credit is a refundable tax credit that helps eligible people with moderate incomes afford health insurance purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

You can choose to have all or part of the credit paid in advance to your insurance company to lower what you pay for your monthly premiums, or you can claim the credit when you file your tax return. If you choose to have the credit paid in advance, you must reconcile the advance payments with the actual credit you compute when you file your tax return.

FAQ: Individual Mandate

Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers and individuals are given shared responsibility to reform and improve the availability, quality and affordability of health insurance coverage in the United States. The individual shared responsibility provision, also referred to as the individual mandate, calls for each individual to have minimum essential health coverage (known as minimum essential coverage), qualify for an exemption, or make a payment when filing his or her federal income tax return.

IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights

IRS's Taxpayer Bill of Rights

In an effort to be a kinder friendlier IRS, the organization has released its Taxpayer Bill of Rights:

Bill of Tax Rights

  • The Right to Be Informed
  • The Right to Quality Service
  • The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax
  • The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard
  • The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum
  • The Right to Finality
  • The Right to Privacy
  • The Right to Confidentiality
  • The Right to Retain Representation
  • The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System

What does this mean for you? How well does the IRS follow these guidelines? As a taxpayer, it is absolutely vital to be informed, and understand what these "rights" mean, and what they do not.

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.

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