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Fixing an Error on Your Tax Return

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Even taxpayers who take great care when filing their tax returns can make mistakes or fail to omit required information. Fortunately, it is possible for taxpayers to remedy these types of mistakes by amending their tax returns, so if you recently realized that you made a critical error on your own return, it is… Read More »

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Options for Taxpayers Who Missed the Filing Deadline

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Filing one’s taxes can be a complicated process, and sometimes, despite a taxpayer’s best efforts, he or she is unable to meet the April deadline. Fortunately, there are a few different ways that taxpayers can address this lapse without incurring overly large interest charges or fines, so if you were unable to file your… Read More »

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Special Tax Breaks for Members of the U. S. Armed Forces

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

While most of the deductions and tax breaks with which we are familiar are those that apply to civilian taxpayers, there are also a number of special tax benefits that are only available to members of the military and their families. To find out whether you qualify for these benefits, please contact dedicated Florida… Read More »

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Estimated Tax Penalties for Farmers and Fishermen Waived

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Individuals, including farmers and fisherman, who chose not to make quarterly estimated tax payment this year were required to file their 1040’s for 2018, along with a payment for all taxes owed, by March 1st. Initially, taxpayers who fell under this category, but who failed to comply by the deadline were subject to a… Read More »

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Most Common Tax Refund Myths

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Although the IRS issues most tax refunds in less than three weeks, there isn’t actually a specific way for taxpayers to discover when their refunds will be issued. There is important information, however, that can help taxpayers understand the refund process. For instance, the status of a person’s tax return will be posted on… Read More »

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Tax Filing Season

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

In late January, the 2019 tax filing season officially began when the IRS started accepting and processing federal tax returns for 2018. Despite claims made by the agency that returns will be processed and refunds issued according to schedule after the government shutdown, many taxpayers continue to have trouble getting through to agency employees,… Read More »

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The New Opportunity Zone Tax Incentive

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

The new Opportunity Zone tax incentive was created by last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and was designed to help drive investment in distressed communities across the nation by providing tax benefits to taxpayers who invest in businesses located in those areas. In June, 8,761 communities were designated as qualified Opportunity Zones, a… Read More »

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The Tax Repercussions of Like-Kind Exchanges

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

One of the many changes made by last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) involves the treatment of like-kind exchanges, which are now limited to transactions related to real property. To find out how these changes could affect your own responsibilities come tax season, please contact a member of our dedicated tax return… Read More »

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Revised Family Tax Credits

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

According to a notice recently issued by the IRS, it will be much easier for taxpayers to obtain a family-based credit after the implementation of the newly revised Child Tax Credit. These revisions were made possible by the tax reform legislation that was passed in December of last year. This law, known as the… Read More »

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Combat-Zone Contract Workers May Qualify for Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

As a result of the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act, which was enacted in February, certain citizens and resident aliens who work for the military in designated combat zones could now be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion benefit. To find out more about this tax break and whether you qualify, please… Read More »