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Exception for Taxpayers Attempting to Deduct Amounts Paid in Fines and Penalties

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), taxpayers are prohibited from deducting governmental fines and penalties. Fortunately, there is an exception to this general prohibition, so if you paid a fine or penalty to the government and have questions about whether it is deductible, it is important to contact an experienced Florida tax… Read More »

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Coronavirus-Related Tax Relief for Qualified Opportunity Fund Investors

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

In March, President Trump issued nationwide major disaster declarations, applying to all 50 states. As a part of this declaration, taxpayers were offered a number of different forms of relief. For instance, those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now postpone certain tax-related and time-sensitive actions. According to the IRS, these postponements specifically apply… Read More »

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Tax Exempt Organizations Required to E-File Under New Law

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

On July 1st, Congress enacted the Taxpayer First Act, which requires certain tax exempt organizations to file information returns and related forms electronically. The new law went into effect this year, so taxpayers who believe that its terms could apply to them this tax season, should be careful to review the law and if… Read More »

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Safe Harbor for Taxpayers with Discharged Student Loans

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

The IRS recently established a safe harbor that extends relief to taxpayers who took out student loans, whether federal or private, to finance attendance at a post-secondary educational institution. Relief has also been offered to creditors who would usually be required to file returns and provide the IRS with payee statements to discharge indebtedness…. Read More »

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The Benefits of Using Direct Deposit this Tax Season

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

As tax season looms ever nearer, taxpayers should begin thinking about using direct deposit to receive their refunds, as this option allows funds to be deposited directly into either a checking or savings account. In fact, it is even possible for a refund to be deposited into one, two, or three different accounts. To… Read More »

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The Effects of the New Tax Law on Exempt Organizations

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Late last year, Congress enacted the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act, a law whose provisions apply to many tax exempt organizations. To learn more about this law and how it could affect your own business’s tax situation, please contact an experienced Florida tax & IRS attorney who can advise you. Parking Lot… Read More »

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Applying for 501(3)(c) Tax-Exempt Status

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

The IRS recently announced that it would be revising the application for charities seeking tax-exempt status, also known as Form 1023. Although the new form promises to be more streamlined, it is still important for those who have founded charities and who have not yet applied for tax-exempt status, to retain an experienced Florida… Read More »

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Why You Should Consider Applying for Federal Tax Credits

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

With tax filing season just around the corner, Florida taxpayers may want to begin thinking about their eligibility for certain tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, and education credits. For help determining whether you and your family qualify for any of these tax credits, please contact dedicated Florida… Read More »

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Preparing to File Your 2019 Federal Income Tax Return

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

With tax season only a few months away, the IRS has begun encouraging taxpayers to begin taking certain steps to ensure that their 2019 returns are processed as smoothly as possible. This includes adjusting tax withholding, making estimated tax payments, and gathering documents and tax records, all of which can be difficult, especially for… Read More »

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Complying with Your Payroll Tax Obligations

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Small business owners have a number of options when it comes to the methods they use to meet their tax obligations. The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), however, has proven to be especially popular among small business owners, as it is equipped with features that can help employers in preparing and submitting their… Read More »