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IRS Corrects Year Listed in Identity Protection PIN Letters

IRS Corrects Year Listed in Identity Protection PIN Letters

The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that taxpayers are receiving letters with the wrong date listed for their Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers, which are generally issued to victims of tax-related identity theft. Read More >

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ACA Reporting Requirements – Take Action Now!

ACA Reporting Requirements

It has been a few years since ObamaCare, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), was passed.  It’s probably been long enough that some employers have forgotten about the reporting requirements associated with the ACA. If you haven’t taken action to initiate the information gathering needed to comply with these requirements, immediate action may be required NOW. Read More >

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Tax Return Due Date Changes

As of July 31, 2015, based upon the signing of a new tax law, due dates and extended due dates of certain tax returns will be changing. Only Form 1120S and Form 1040 due dates will remain the same as in the past. Generally, returns with a year end after December 31, 2015 (2016 returns) will be affected. The table below summarizes the changes: Read More >

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Steps to Take if You Become a Victim of Tax ID Theft

No question, tax-related identity theft is an increasingly common problem. If you have been unscathed so far, count yourself as lucky. Just ask around, and you will be surprised to see how many individuals have been impacted by this nasty problem. So, what do you do if you if you become a victim?

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Partnership Audits

Did the IRS Fail?

A recent study released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) estimated the IRS failed to assess over $14 million in taxes, interest and penalties for the year 2010. While this may not be large, it has caught the attention of Congress and the Treasury. One may think this is a failure of IRS administration, but in fairness, partnerships have become the preferred business entity over the last 20 years and the partnership audits process can be unwieldy and time consuming, resulting in prolonged audits.

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Michele Horst Talks About Tax Planning

Michele Horst, senior tax manager, recently joined the Ellenbecker Investment Group on their Money Sense radio program. The topic of this show focused on tax planning for individuals and business owners and updates to tax laws that businesses should be aware of. Sit back and listen to the podcast. After you’ve had the chance to listen to the podcast, be sure to check out the tax planning services we offer at Chortek!

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Pat Wirth: Tax Planning Podcast

Pat Wirth, tax partner, recently joined Jeff and Aaron Kowal on their Retirement Clinic Radio Show. The topic of this show focused on tax planning for individuals and business owners and updates to tax laws that businesses should be aware of. Sit back and listen to the tax planning podcast below:

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