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Tax Havens: Legal or Not?

  • 21 May 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Tax Havens:  Legal or Not?

Google shifted nearly $23 billion in profits to a tax haven in Bermuda in one single year, allowing it to avoid triggering U.S. income taxes and European withholding taxes on its foreign income. How did they do it? Are using tax havens in this way legal?


Beware of the Newest IRS Scams

  • 14 May 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Beware of the Newest IRS Scams

Did you get a hostile call from the IRS about owing money? Did Uncle Sam email you a tax transcript? You are being scammed. Over the past few months, the IRS has issued notifications of new scams that are costing taxpayers millions. They include:


More Lessons on Jury Awards Taxed as Ordinary Income

  • 9 May 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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More Lessons on Jury Awards Taxed as Ordinary Income

A recent court ruling held that a jury award of tort damages (including interest) that a cattle and dairy farmer received in a stray voltage lawsuit were ordinary income which should have been included in the farmer’s taxable income; thereby increasing his taxes. An important lesson in this case includes the tax price of winning a court case.


Real Estate Investments and Your Taxes

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Real Estate Investments and Your Taxes

Do you invest in commercial real estate? You don't need to be a mogul to do it, and certain tax advantage can make it worthwhile. Some recent tax changes should be noted, however, even for those who aren't new to investing in commercial real estate as part of their portfolio. 

Forensic Accounting Lessons from the College Admissions Scandal

  • 23 April 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Forensic Accounting Lessons from the College Admissions Scandal

If the recent college admissions scandal has you scratching your head wondering, “how did they get away with it for so long, and how was it uncovered,” wonder no more. There’s no doubt that forensic accountants played a role, and what they did to uncover the payoffs might save your own business one day.


Not All Postmarks Are Valid to the IRS

  • 16 April 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 280
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Not All Postmarks Are Valid to the IRS

While printing postage from the internet is convenient, it may not be a good idea to do so for payments or petitions mailed to the IRS. That’s what one taxpayer recently learned when her correspondence was regarded as being late despite the timely date her private postage label clearly displayed.


Accounting Lessons from the NBA’s Zaza Pachulia

  • 9 April 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Accounting Lessons from the NBA’s Zaza Pachulia

NBA star Zaza Pachulia and his wife recently learned the hard way that it’s critical to use a reputable accountant. Pachulia’s identity was used by his accountant, Randy Usow, to defraud the IRS of more than $800,000. The case is eye-opening in several ways:


Expert Witnesses Are Not Immune to Malpractice Claims

  • 3 April 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Expert Witnesses Are Not Immune to Malpractice Claims

A Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that expert witnesses can’t simply claim witness immunity for testimony that can be considered incompetent. Instead, licensed professionals acting as expert witnesses owe the same professional diligence to the party for which they testify as they would to any client. Failing in doing so could result in malpractice.


How Hobbies Get Taxed

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How Hobbies Get Taxed

Hobbies are a great distraction from the hustle and bustle of work. If you're retired, they can be equally fulfilling. Over time, some of us become so good at our hobbies that they start providing income for us. How many gardeners, crafters, bakers, woodworkers, photographers, and other hobbyists do you know who have found an extra source of income doing what they love? Are you among them?

Retiring in 2019

  • 26 March 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Retiring in 2019
Retiring soon? Congratulations! Certain changes in the tax code affect your income taxes as you retire, including healthcare deductions and Social Security distributions. If you’re a business owner, other changes can affect how you plan your succession and the potential sale of your business.
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