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What Are The Odds of Getting Audited – Springfield Missouri Tax Preparer

The Odds of Getting Audited
Audit coverage rates are at low levels according to the IRS. The audit coverage rate for individuals fell 16 percent from FY 2015 to FY 2016. The 0.7 percent audit coverage rate for individuals was the lowest coverage rate in more than a decade.

Selection Process

The raw audit numbers, of course, do […]

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Documenting Large Donations – CPA Accounting Springfield MO

Documenting Large Donations
In a case that provides a lesson to anyone donating property to charity for which a deduction of more than $500 is claimed, you need to get proof of the donation in writing and get it at the time you donate the property. After-the-fact documentation, no matter how convincing, is not acceptable under […]

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Startup Deductions For New Business – Entrepreneur Accounting Springfield MO

Startup Deductions For New Businesses
Starting a new business venture can prove exciting, but rather costly. There are certain tax advantages that can help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with entrepreneurship.

You might start your business by forming an entirely new business or acquiring an existing business. One of the most important decisions a business […]

Claiming The Federal Fuel Tax Credit – Farm Taxes West Plains MO

Claiming The Federal Fuel Tax Credit
Claiming a federal tax credit always sounds appealing. Especially one related to the rising cost of fuel. But not everyone qualifies for the federal fuel tax credit. The IRS has uncovered significant fraud associated with the fuel tax credit and is watching for fraudulent claims. The credit is not available to […]

Tax Scams Proliferate During Filing Season – Missouri Tax Accountant

Tax Scams Proliferate During Filing Season
The filing season is the most active time of the year for tax scams. These scams take every shape and form, ranging from telephone calls to individuals to sophisticated schemes targeting employers and businesses. The goal of all these scams is identity theft. Using legitimate identities of unsuspecting individuals allows […]

Claiming An Elderly Parent As A Dependent – Missouri Tax Accountant

Claiming An Elderly Parent As A Dependent
Are you taking care of an elderly parent? Whether it’s driving to doctor appointments, paying for senior in home care or medical expenses, or handling their personal finances, dealing with an elderly parent or relative can be emotionally and financially draining, especially when you are taking care of your […]

Avoid Cyber Crime During Tax Season – Tax Preparer in Missouri

Avoid Cyber Crime During Tax Season
The IRS has been stepping up its education about tax-related identity theft. Cybercriminals use a variety of tools to scam taxpayers. Identity thieves call taxpayers and claim to be IRS employees. They demand payment of nonexistent tax debts or they tell taxpayers that the IRS needs to “verify” their personal […]

Horse Racing Losses Not Deductible – Tax Consultant in Missouri

Horse Racing Losses Not Deductible
A taxpayer failed to persuade the Tax Court that his horse racing activity was for profit. Only one factor, time and effort spent working on horse racing, favored the taxpayer, the court found. Others factors favored the IRS, which had denied the taxpayer’s claimed deductions and deemed the activity a hobby.

Background

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How Long To Keep Tax Records – Tax Accountant in Missouri

How Long To Keep Those Tax Records
When it’s time to start gathering your tax records to file your income tax, many of us stare at all the records from previous years and feel the pressing urge to take stock, clean house and become a bit more organized.

With such a desire to declutter, we may want […]

Computing The Child Tax Credit – Missouri Tax Preparer

Computing The Child Tax Credit
Child care can be a costly expense for any taxpayer. In some instances, taxpayers must weigh whether the cost of child care is a deterrent to returning, or, in some cases, entering the workforce. Although the IRS may not be able to control market prices of child care options, it does […]