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Florida Hurricane Victims Could Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

As part of an effort to notify taxpayers of their potential eligibility for tax credits, the IRS recently announced that victims of last year’s Hurricane Irma could qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). According to the IRS, those who lived in areas affected by Hurricane Irma and who experienced a drop in… Read More »


Taxpayers with Disabilities may Qualify for the EITC

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal income tax credit that is available to workers who earned $53,930 or less in 2017. The EITC is a refundable credit, so those who qualify could end up paying less in federal taxes or even receiving a refund. Unfortunately, many taxpayers with disabilities or who… Read More »


New Transition Tax on Foreign Earnings

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

On December 22 of last year, Congress enacted new tax legislation that called for the imposition of a transition tax on the foreign earnings of certain international companies. The new law comes with a number of regulations and rules regarding the calculation of the tax, although many have yet to be published. The new… Read More »


Safe Harbor Methods for Calculating Property Loss Tax Deductions

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Recently, the IRS announced that it would be taking further steps to aid hurricane victims by providing safe harbors methods that taxpayers can use to calculate their hurricane-related casualty and theft losses. There are a variety of methods that can be used in making this determination, so if your home recently sustained damage in… Read More »


Maximizing Tax Savings Through Flexible Spending Arrangements

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

The IRS recently urged taxpayers to take advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangements (FSA) next year. This program allows employees to contribute funds deducted from their paychecks to pay for medical expenses that aren’t covered by health insurance plans. Employees who wish to contribute to an employer’s FSA must state an intent… Read More »


Filing Employee Wage Statements with the IRS

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

According to federal law, employers are required to file their employees’ wage statements, as well as independent contractor forms with the IRS every year. This year, the deadline is January 31, so if you are a small business owner and have questions about your tax-related responsibilities towards employees, you should consider consulting with an… Read More »


Deducting the Costs of Operating a Vehicle for Business Purposes

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Even small deductions can make a difference during tax season. For example, the IRS allows taxpayers to deduct the costs of operating vehicles for business, charitable, medical, and moving purposes. The rates used to calculate these deductions change every year, so taxpayers should keep these adjustments in mind as the tax season approaches. For… Read More »


Preparing for Tax Season

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Tax season will officially begin on January 29, when the IRS starts accepting tax returns. This year, taxpayers will also have an additional two days to submit their tax returns, which will be due by April 17. Although the IRS will technically start accepting returns at the end of the month, paper returns will… Read More »


Florida Tax Relief Opportunities: Offer in Compromise

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Owing taxes to the IRS can be a stressful and financially devastating experience. Consequences can range from wage garnishment and additional monetary penalties to repossession of personal items and even jail time. Fortunately, there are options, such as the offer in compromise program, that are available to help eligible parties who are in debt… Read More »


Education-Related Tax Benefits

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Over the past decade, higher education has become more and more expensive, making it especially important for parents and students to take advantage of available education-related tax benefits. If you or your child are thinking about applying for college, you should consider speaking with an experienced tax attorney who can help you apply for… Read More »