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What Is A Refund Offset?

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

When taxpayers pay too much to the federal or state governments, they are often entitled to a tax refund, or reimbursement for the excess amount. Tax refunds are issued by the Department of Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), which is also authorized to reduce taxpayer refunds and offset them to pay other… Read More »


California Storm Victims May Qualify For Tax Relief

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Recently, storms have lashed many of the coastal cities in California, which experienced widespread flooding, sinkholes, and the loss of power across the state. The rain has raised water levels across California, where between December 26th and January 9th parts of the state saw more than six times the amount of rain as is… Read More »


Reporting Your Tips

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Individuals who work in the service industry often receive tips for their customer service. It comes as a surprise to many people that these tips often qualify as taxable income, so if you work in a restaurant, hotel, salon, or similar industry and have questions about your obligations in regards to your tips, consider… Read More »


Victims Of Hurricane Ian Qualify For Tax Relief

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Hurricane Ian, which saw winds of 155 mph and flooding of up to 12 feet, has displaced an estimated 40,600 people in Florida. In recognition of the many hardships being faced by these residents, the IRS has offered tax relief to anyone with an address of record located in any FEMA designated disaster areas…. Read More »


401(k) And IRA Limits Increased For 2023

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

In 2022, taxpayers who wanted to contribute to 401(k) plans could only contribute up to $20,500. Similarly, the contribution limit for annual contributions to IRAs was capped at $6,000. However, due to a recent change put in place by the IRS, these numbers have been increased for 2023. Contribution Limits for 401(k)s The IRS… Read More »


Planning Your Retirement With An IRA

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

There are a lot of ways to plan for retirement. One of the most common, however, is to invest in an Individual Retirement Arrangement, or an IRA. These kinds of accounts provide tax incentives for making investments that can help provide financial security later on in life. IRAs can be held by a bank,… Read More »


What Businesses Should Know About Backup Withholding And Reporting Non-Employee Compensation

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Companies that hire independent contractors aren’t usually responsible for withholding income taxes, Social Security, or Medicare taxes from the pay of those individuals. They are, however, still required to report non-employee compensation of $600 or more to the IRS, using Form 1099-NEC. These forms must usually be submitted by January 31st every year. Where… Read More »


Victims Of Flooding In Missouri And Kentucky Eligible For Tax Relief

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Storm victims in parts of Missouri and Kentucky who have been affected by flooding are now eligible for tax relief and as a result, have until November 15th to file their tax returns and make payments. Read on to learn more about who qualifies for disaster-related tax relief. Designated Disaster Areas The IRS is… Read More »


Paying Estimated Taxes

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Taxes must be paid as a person earns or receives income throughout the year. This can usually be achieved by withholding a certain amount from one’s paycheck. If, however, the amount withheld from a salary or pension isn’t enough, or if a person receives income through interest, dividends, alimony, capital gains, or self-employment, then… Read More »


Tax Benefits For Small Businesses In 2022

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Small business owners always qualify for a few specific tax benefits. However, for 2022, some of these benefits have been expanded. Some small business owners, for instance, could now be eligible for an enhanced 100 percent deduction for business meals. This is only one of the many tax benefits that small business owners could… Read More »