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2016 Individual Income Tax Organizer and Engagement Letter For New Clients

2013 Income Tax CPA Organizer & Accounting Engagement Letter<

This generic Tax Year 2016 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.

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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.

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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.

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2016 Year-End Tax Planning for Individuals

Although tax planning is a 12-month activity, yearend is traditionally the time to review tax strategies from the past and to revise them for the future. Yearend has also become a time when there is an increasing need to take a careful look at what’s changed within the tax law itself since the beginning of the year. Opportunities and pitfalls within these recent changes – as they impact each taxpayer’s unique situation—should not be overlooked. This is particularly the case during year-end 2016. Here are some of the many consideration that taxpayers should review as year-end 2016 approaches.

 

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Advanced CPA Consulting Services

For Other Professionals:

So, your (financial, legal, or other specialty) practice has come across a client that is in a difficult or abstract tax situation? Perhaps you need need to consult a CPA in the United States for an international client?

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Final Regulations Issued on Implementation of Additional Medicare Tax

The IRS has issued final regulations on the operation of the 0.9 percent additional Medicare tax, which became effective on January 1, 2013. Generally, the final are effective on or after November 29, 2013. However, taxpayers may rely on rules contained in the proposed regulations for adjusted returns filed before that date.

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George attains Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Credential

George V Famiglio, Jr CPA has attained the CGMA< designation.

What is the CGMA< designation? 

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George V. Famiglio Jr, CPA

George Famiglio CPA

George V. Famiglio Jr<

CPA, PFS<, CFP<, CFS<, CGMA<, Master's in Tax,
Admitted to Practice: U.S. Tax Court<

George's Bio:<

George V. Famiglio, Jr. is the principle of our firm. He began the practice in 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and opened a new office in Sarasota, Florida< in 1982.  Prior to starting Famiglio & Associates, George worked for George V. Famiglio, Sr., Attorney at Law, Swarthmore School of Music as a advanced guitar teacher, and George V. Famiglio Jr. Real Estate, where he was involved in commercial real estate ventures.

George received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from St. Joseph's College and a Master's of Taxation from Villanova Law School<. He completed his business law, accounting, and financial education as a MBA candidate at Drexel University<. Additionally he has attained several Master's certificates from Berklee

George is a Certified Public Accountant, a Personal Financial Specialist, a Certified Financial Planner, a Registered Investment Advisor Agent, and a Certified Fund Specialist. He holds the Series 6, Series 22, Series 26, Series 8, and Series 72, as well as is Insurance Licensed. Additionally, George has been an H.D. Vest Representative since 1987.

George has been admitted to practice before the United States Tax Courta privilege only a few hundred CPAs in the country have receivedless than 0.1%.  

He sits on, or advises, numerous boards throughout the community, and is involved with several trusts and foundations. 

Additionally he is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA<) & Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).

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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.

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If You Think You Should Talk to a CPA, You Need To

It is almost always better to get advice before an event happens, so that potential problems can be avoided. Fixing tax issues generally is more difficult after the fact.

If there is a problem, do not let it compound, work towards getting it solved.

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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.

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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.

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