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Withholding Changes Could Lead To Issues With Taxes

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Our expertise in taxes can help you navigate issues with withholding.

Many Americans may face trouble with taxes because they’ve failed to take into account new withholding rules.

According to CNBC:

The IRS has been warning filers all year to ensure they’re withholding enough tax from their pay in order to avoid a surprise tax bill in 2019.

Turns out, few people seem to be listening.

At least that’s…

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IRS Boosts Limits For Retirement Accounts

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The IRS has increased contribution limits for retirement accounts.

The IRS announced last week it had increased contribution limits for retirement accounts for 2019.

According to Money Magazine:

The cap on annual contributions to a traditional and Roth IRA, which hadn’t changed since 2013, will rise to $6,000 from $5,500. The catch-up contribution to these accounts for those ages 50…

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Will Tax Changes Cost You?

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Don’t let tax changes catch you flat-footed.

If you haven’t taken into account tax changes, you may be in for a nasty surprise.

That’s because you may not be holding out enough of your paycheck to qualify for a refund next year, thanks to tax changes passed by Congress last year.

According to the Washington Post:

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.)…

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Senators Introduce IRS Reform Bill

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Congress is considering reforms to the IRS.

Two Senators have introduced a bill they say will reform some parts of the IRS and help low-income taxpayers.

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Ben Cardin, D-Md., last week introduced the Protecting Taxpayers Act.  The bipartisan legislation focuses on improving the organizational structure of the IRS and making it easier for small businesses and retirement plan administrators to comply…

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Back Taxes Could Cost You Your Passport

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If you owe too much in back taxes, your passport application could be denied.

If you’re behind on your taxes, you could face trouble traveling internationally.

That’s because the government plans to reject passport applications from taxpayers who owe more than $51,000 in overdue taxes.

According to CNBC:

The State Department denies passport applications based on the information on outstanding debts it receives from the IRS.

As many…

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Treasury Secretary Promises Postcard-Sized 1040 Form

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Taxes could be simpler next year.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the IRS 1040 form for taxes being released this week will be much smaller than the current form.

“It will be a postcard, as we have promised,” he said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Hardworking taxpayers won’t have to spend nearly as much time filling out their taxes.”

That simpler form is the result…

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Have You Just Missed This Tax Deadline? Contact Wilton Manors Accountants

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Contact Wilton Manors accountants to handle taxes on deadline.

Most Americans have taken care of their tax filing obligations for the year. But if you’re your own boss, you may not be like most Americans. Getting in touch with qualified tax preparers such as the Wilton Manors accountants of Sterling Accounting may be in your best interest.

As CNBC points out, if you have income from a…

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As IRS Cuts Back On Audits, It Still Pays To Work With Wilton Manors Accountants

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The Wilton Manors accountants of Sterling Accounting can help you through all tax issues.

The number of IRS audits has dropped to the lowest level since 2002. But even as the IRS audits fewer taxpayers, it still pays to consult with Wilton Manors accountants from Sterling Accounting.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the IRS audited about one in 160 individual tax returns in…

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Beware Of Tax Surprise In Your Paycheck

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You’ll likely see more money in your paycheck. But don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security.

Most Americans will see bigger paychecks in the coming weeks, thanks to a tax overhaul passed at the end of 2017. But unpleasant surprises still could hit many, making it wise to professionals such as Fort Lauderdale accountants Sterling Accounting.

More than 90 percent of workers will see larger…

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IRS boosts mileage rates

 

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Walton Manors accountants Sterling Accounting are tracking IRS changes to mileage rates.

Wilton Manors accountants Sterling Accounting are always on the lookout for the latest and here’s something to take into account in 2018. The IRS has increased the optional standard mileage rates beginning Jan. 1.

The standard mileage rates will be:

  • 54.5 cents for every mile of business travel driven, up 1 cent from the rate for…
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