Erin Kidd, EA

identity theft

Tips to Safeguard Your Personal Data and Avoid Identity Theft

For the last four years the IRS has convened a Security Summit with leading private sector firms and federal and state tax administrators and industry professionals. Their focus is to discuss ways to combat existing and emerging threats to the personally identifiable information of taxpayers and develop ways to prevent identity theft and the fraud…

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Frequently Asked Tax Questions from Divorcing Couples

Divorce is a common and sticky tax issue.  We have provided examples of some questions from our fictional client couple, Jane and John Smith.   The responses from their trusted advisor are in blue. Jane and John are in the process of an amicable divorce and are already living separately. They do not have a prenuptial…

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An Extension May Be the Best Business Decision for Your 2018 Tax Return

By now you have most likely heard from your tax advisor or via news outlets about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  The biggest tax overhaul since 1986, these new rules – along with new revenue recognition rules and partnership audit rules – have given individuals, business owners, and their advisors a great deal…

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2019 Tax Filing Due Dates

2019 Tax Filing Due Dates

Looking for 2020 Tax Filing Due Dates?  Click Here for the newest list. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed late December 2017 brought many changes to the tax code, however it did not change the statutory due dates for filing taxes. Whenever a regular tax filing date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal observed…

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Virginia offers Tax Amnesty Program for Certain Late Tax Return Filers and Payers

The Virginia Department of Taxation will offer an amnesty program with a period beginning on September 13, 2017 and ending on November 14, 2017. During the time frame for the amnesty program, assessments issued before June 15, 2017 are eligible and  will be considered paid in full upon payment of the full amount of the…

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Recent Tax Court Case Highlights Importance of Cost Basis for Donations

Individuals and business entities both often donate to charitable organizations.  Taxpayers may be surprised to learn that the rules are the same for both when comes to substantiation requirements and the ability to take the charitable contribution deduction.  Over the last several decades, the charitable contributions deduction has unfortunately become one of the most abused…

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2018 tax due dates

Final Regulations Update: 2018 Tax Filing Due Dates

Looking for 2020 Tax Filing Due Dates?  Click Here for the newest list. On July 18, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service issued final and temporary regulations that updated the due dates and rules for extensions of time to file for certain tax returns and information returns. These regulations are applicable for returns filed on or…

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