CPA Magazine-October 2012 Email Edition

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Uncertainty in Business Tax Planning

Sid KessAs summer wanes and autumn arrives, businesses and their owners would like to plan now to save on their 2012 taxes as well as to get ready for the coming year. The problem: many of the tax rules for 2012 and 2013 are not yet known. More than 50 tax rules expired at the end of 2011. The Bush-era tax cuts, as well as the payroll tax reduction for workers,...

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Still Have an Undisclosed Foreign Account? IRS Rattles Its Saber and Sweetens the Pot for Taxpayers to Come Clean

mug amy walshTouting the $5 billion in tax revenue generated by its offshore voluntary disclosure programs, the IRS recently provided details on its 2012 program and announced a new expat program that enables “low risk” U.S. taxpayers living abroad to file delinquent tax returns and report their foreign bank accounts with minimal penalties.
2012 Offshore...

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The HSA Alternative for Small Business to Address Health Care Costs

mug_jerry_loveIt seems that one topic that is on the forefront of every small business owner's mind this summer is what impact will the Obama Care legislation have to their bottom line. 
Without any question, health care costs are skyrocketing. One possible alternative for a small business to address the health care mandate is to use the Health Savings Account...

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LLC Checklist

Martin ShenkmanLLCs are ubiquitous in planning but there are a myriad of tax issues and complications in spite of their common use. Consider: Not an LLC
LLCs can provide the individual members significant personal protection from liability claims even if they are active in the business. Practitioners should be alert to client investment and other endeavors that...

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Capital Gains for Noncorporate Taxpayers - 2012

Julie WelchJulie Welch (Runtz) is the Director of Tax Services for Meara, King & Co. She graduated from William Jewell College with a BS in Accounting and obtained a Masters in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She serves as a discussion leader for the AICPA National Tax Education Program. She is co-author of 101 Tax Saving Ideas.
Welch Oct 2012

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