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Slower start to 2019 tax season

The IRS did a commendable job of starting the 2019 tax season on time. Generally, one of the peaks in the season occurs right away with those expecting refunds wasting no time to get their money back.

What to look for on an IRS audit notice

Last year, the IRS audited about 1 million tax returns. While overall the 0.5 percent rate is low, the rate increases for high income earners. On the other end of the spectrum, those who claim an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are also more likely to get an audit notice.

Charitable record keeping depends on the value of the gift

Over the summer, the IRS published final regulations with charitable contribution substantiation and reporting rules. You should now keep a record for all cash gifts that you will use as a tax deduction – a letter from the organization or a bank statement is usually enough.

California bill seeks to align partnership audit procedures

The proposed change affects partnership tax returns when the IRS makes changes or corrections during a federal tax audit. The new step requires the partnership to notify the California Franchise Tax Board of the updates. S.B. 274 is on desk of Governor Jerry Brown after passing the Senate.

Quick tax tips for the self-employed

As a self-employed person, you’re used to taking on the necessary challenges of maintaining your business. There are few roadmaps for business success, but you have resources at your disposal for keeping on track with your tax obligations.