11/8/2013 IRS warns, be aware of phone scams…

Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services45 Receive Updates IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2013-13:  IRS Warns of Phone Scam Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent this bulletin at 11/07/2013 12:34 PM EST IRS Tax Tips             IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2013-13 Inside This Issue IRS Warns […]

2014 Tax Season to Start Later Following Government Closure; IRS Sees Heavy Demand As Operations Resume

  2014 Tax Season to Start Later Following Government Closure; IRS Sees Heavy Demand As Operations Resume IR-2013-82, Oct. 22, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a delay of approximately one to two weeks to the start of the 2014 filing season to allow adequate time to program and test tax processing […]

Is your business, a real business or hobby? 10/16/13

Business or hobby? The nine factors By Robert Gard, CPA October 2013 The IRS may question taxpayers regarding whether an activity is a business or a hobby. If the activity is not engaged in for profit, it is subject to the hobby loss rules in Sec. 183, and its deductible expenses are limited to the […]

Oct 10, 2013 New dates to obtain health insurance:

WASHINGTON (AP) — You’ll have to get coverage by Valentine’s Day or thereabouts to avoid penalties for being uninsured, the Obama administration confirmed Wednesday. That’s about six weeks earlier than a Mar. 31 deadline often cited previously. The explanation: health insurance coverage typically starts on the first day of a given month, and it takes […]

Affordable Care Act (simplified) 9/17/13

Affordable                                 Care Act Alert New                                 Requirement To Provide Notice Starting                                 January 1, 2014, individuals, families, and                                 employees of small businesses will have access                                 to affordable health care coverage through a new                                 competitive private insurance market called the                                 Health Insurance Marketplace.  The                                 Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires many                                 employers to provide written notice to their                                 employees […]

Basic STAR exemption new info 9/16/13

Important Information:                           Basic STAR Exemption for                           Homeowners      To keep                                 Basic STAR, homeowners will need to reapply by                                 12/31/13 If you have Basic STAR, you will be  receiving a notice to reapply by December 31,       2013. The reapplications will be mailed out this  September and homeowners can register by   telephone or online. Recipients of Basic […]

Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions 9/11/13

Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions for Individuals and Families The Affordable Care Act, or health care law, contains new health insurance coverage and financial assistance options for individuals and families. The IRS will administer the tax provisions included in the law. Visit for more information on coverage options and financial assistance. Do I need […]

Health Care News 9/3/2013

As   open enrollment for health insurance exchanges grows nearer, employers face a   deadline to notify employees about the availability of these new marketplaces.   Let’s look at who is subject to the requirements, the deadline for   notification and other important   details. Background The Affordable Care Act   (ACA) requires employers to provide their employees with a written […]

Congratulations Joel 9/3/13

Meltzer honored by palsy group Story Comments ShareShare         Print                Create a hardcopy of this page                Font Size:                Default font size                    Larger font size        PreviousNext Meltzer honored by palsy group   Shortly after learned that his youngest daughter, Shari, was afflicted with cerebral palsy 17 years ago, Joel Meltzer became an […]

Same Sex Marriages Recognized for IRS filings … 8/30/13

All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes In late August 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in […]