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New 2015 Tax Law Changes Tax and FBAR Filing Deadlines & Other Noteworthy Compliance Provisions: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Posted: August 09, 2015

On Friday, July 31, 2015, President Barack Obama signed HR 3236, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015” (the “Act”). Not sure how this name relates to taxes but in any event the following tax law changes and provisions became law under this Act: Changes to the due dates for… Read more »

Small Businesses Can Get IRS Penalty Relief for Unfiled Retirement Plan Returns

Posted: July 19, 2015

Have you failed to file your retirement plan reporting form for your retirement plan? If you have failed to do so, the Internal Revenue Service on July 14, 2015 provides eligible small businesses a low-cost penalty relief program enabling them to quickly come back into compliance with IRS filing rules. The program is designed to… Read more »

The City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2015

Posted: June 30, 2015

Philadelphia business owners and those that withhold taxes on employees that live in Philadelphia should take notice that the City of Philadelphia has reduced the City Wage Tax rate effective July 1, 2015. • The new Wage Tax rate for residents of Philadelphia is 3.9102% (.039102). • The new Wage Tax rate for non-residents of… Read more »

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Blog Named The Best Tax Blog in America For 2015

Posted: March 17, 2015

My very own Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog has just won as the Best Tax Blog In America for 2015! I am most appreciative of all of you who took the time to vote for my blog.  You can see the final voting results by going to: http://wallethub.com/blog/best-tax-blog/10470/?user=sjfpc. Thanks so much to everyone who voted!

Philadelphia Businesses Must Now Provide A New Tax Notice To Employees and Non-Payroll Workers

Posted: January 20, 2015

Philadelphia notice Requirements for Businesses for 2015 If you are a business that has employees or independent contractors who live in Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia is now imposing new notice requirements. Beginning January 1, 2015, Title 19, Chapter 19-4000, of the Philadelphia Code, entitled “Income Inequality Initiative – Earned Income Tax Credit,” requires all… Read more »

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2014 Year-End Tax Planning Guide For Businesses: Discover 9 Proven Tax Planning Strategies

Posted: December 26, 2014

The arrival of year-end presents special opportunities for most small businesses to take steps in lowering their tax liability. The starting point is to run projections to determine the income and tax bracket for this year and what it may be next year. Once this is known, decisions can be made as to whether any… Read more »

Year End Tax Planning Tips: Instantly Discover What You Can Do Now To Start Saving Taxes Before Year End With Proven Tax Attorney Strategies

Posted: November 29, 2014

As the year-end quickly approaches, there is still time to do year-end tax planning to generate significant tax savings. As many of you know, changes to the tax laws in 2013 made many tax rates (subject to cost of living adjustments) and certain tax breaks permanent. But some tax breaks expired in 2013 (discussed in… Read more »

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College Tuition: Discover How Grandparents Can Help Their Grandchildren and Save Taxes Too

Posted: September 01, 2014

With college tuition coming due, families should consider tax efficient ways to pay for these expenses. Grandparents who wish to help their children with tuition costs can take advantage of some special gift tax breaks. Grandparents have the usual annual present interest gift tax exclusion (now $14,000) and a lifetime exclusion (now $5,340,000). When a… Read more »

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