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Informative Brochures

Alternative Minimum Tax

This brochure gives a definition of what the alternative minimum tax (AMT) is and how it is applied. It also highlights some historical perspective on how the AMT has changed over the years. – Download PDF

Audits

This brochure provides guidance for taxpayers who are undergoing an IRS audit. It includes an overview of how audits are conducted as well as a strategy for preparing for the audit. – Download PDF

Business Entity Comparison Chart

The charts on this brochure compare and contrast accounting and recordkeeping, fringe benefits, and liabilities of the various business entity types. – Download PDF

Business Entity Pros and Cons

This brochure gives a listing of pros and cons for the various types of business structures. It also provides examples of types of businesses that are good fits for each entity type. – Download PDF

Business Expenses Worksheet

This brochure provides a simple worksheet for business owners to track expenses. It can be used as a ledger or as a summary for business owners to complete and provide to their tax preparer. – Download PDF

Business Financing - Don't Intermingle Funds-1474558481

This brochure explains the problems that occur when business owners intermingle business funds with their personal funds. Court case summaries provide a warning to business owners as to the problems that can occur. – Download PDF

Business Management Tips

This brochure has tips on starting and maintaining a business. – Download PDF

Business Owners - Taking Money Out of a Business

This brochure discusses the tax consequences of removing money from a business. The tax implications of wages, guaranteed payments, and dividends are explained. – Download PDF

Business Use of Home

This brochure outlines the expenses that are deductible for business use of the home. The use of the home for day care facility is also highlighted. – Download PDF

Cancellation of Debt - Insolvency

This brochure defines what it means to be insolvent. It includes a worksheet for a taxpayer to determine if he or she is insolvent and it explains the tax implications of cancelled debt. – Download PDF

Capital Gains and Losses

This brochure defines what assets are considered capital assets. It also discusses holding periods of assets, basis, and capital gain rates. – Download PDF

Charitable Cash Donation Tracker

This brochure discusses recordkeeping requirements for cash donations. It also provides a donation tracker worksheet as well as a charitable mileage log. – Download PDF

Charitable Donations Guide

This guide outlines the types of qualified charities which can receive tax deductible donations. It also discusses contributions of property including the donation of a vehicle. – Download PDF

Charitable Noncash FMV Guide

This provides a fair market value guide for the donation of goods. There is also a tracker for taxpayers to record donations. – Download PDF

College Financial Aid Planning

This brochure provides valuable information about how assets and income affect the financial aid application process. It also includes asset and debt strategies to help with the planning process. – Download PDF

Saving for College

This brochure discusses the various methods of saving for college. It includes information on contribution limits as well as tax benefits associated with each method of saving. – Download PDF

Consumer Credit

This brochure gives individuals a quick checklist of how to protect themselves upon notification of identity theft. It also provides information on credit counseling and debt management plans. – Download PDF

Corporation Meeting Requirements

This brochure provides guidance on what to do to maintain corporate tax filing status. It lists the requirements of all corporations and provides an outline of how to comply with those requirements. – Download PDF

Day Care Providers Income and Expenses

This brochure provides guidance on recordkeeping of income and expenses for day care providers. It also provides information for calculating the business use of the home for day care providers. – Download PDF

Death of a Taxpayer

This brochure discusses the responsibility of the personal representative when a tax payer dies. It also discusses the tax returns that need to be filed upon death. – Download PDF

Dependent Moving Out Worksheet

This worksheet provides a method for calculating the cost of moving out of home. – Download PDF

Dependent Support Worksheet

This worksheet defines what is meant by support and includes a worksheet to help calculate the expenses paid to determine the financial support of an individual. – Download PDF

Divorce and Taxes

This brochure defines the tax status of taxpayers who are separated or divorcing. It also provides information on property transfers, alimony, and child support. – Download PDF

Early Retirement Distributions

This brochure highlights the rules regarding the expectation to the 10% penalty for early retirement distributions. It also discusses the possible risks involved in implementing this strategy. – Download PDF

Education Tax Benefits

This brochure discusses the education tax benefits. It also provides a comparison of education credits and discusses the education savings plans. – Download PDF

Employee or Independent Contractor

This brochure discusses the factors used in determining whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor. It also provides information on how to report the incorrect treatment of an employee as independent contractor. – Download PDF

Estate Planning, Wills, Probate, Transfer of Assets

This brochure highlights the importance of having a will. Issues such as property passing at death and probate are also discussed. – Download PDF

Estate Tax (Form 706)

This brochure provides information on the estate tax and marital deduction. Estate tax planning and valuation are also discussed. – Download PDF

Estimated Taxes

This brochure defines the requirement to pay taxes through withholding and/or estimated payments. It includes estimated tax payment due dates. – Download PDF

Families With Children

This brochure provides a listing of various tax credits available for families with children. The rules and limits for each credit are outlined. – Download PDF

Farm Expenses Worksheet

This brochure can be used as a ledger to enter daily information or be used as a summary of expenses to provide to the tax preparer. – Download PDF

Farm Income & Expense Worksheet

This worksheet can be used as a summary of income, expenses, and capital purchases and sales to provide to the tax preparer. – Download PDF

Farm Income Worksheet

This brochure can be used as a ledger to enter daily information or be used as a summary of income to provide to the tax preparer. – Download PDF

Farm Vehicles and Fuels

This brochure provides a method for farmers to keep track of fuel expenses and explains the requirements for claiming fuel tax credits and refunds. – Download PDF

Filing Status

This brochure helps the taxpayer determine his or her tax filing status for the year. It also includes a chart with the special rules for taxpayers filing Married Filing Separate (MFS). – Download PDF

Financial Planning Guide

This brochure provides a high-level Overview of the financial planning process. Taxpayers can gain valuable information on personal financial planning and income tax planning. – Download PDF

Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts

This brochure provides tax filing guidance for taxpayers who have financial assets in a foreign countries. The information contains filing requirements and penalty information for failure to file. – Download PDF

Fringe Benefits

This brochure highlights the benefits and uses of fringe benefits. – Download PDF

Gambling Log

This brochure highlights the tax reporting requirements for taxpayers who have gambling winnings. It also includes a worksheet to track gambling activity. – Download PDF

Gift Tax

This brochure discusses the gift tax provisions including the annual exclusion and the lifetime gift exclusion. It contrasts which transfers are considered gifts and which transfers are not considered gifts. – Download PDF

2017 Market Reform & HRAs

If you are a small employer and have considered helping your employees with some of their medical expenses but could not afford to provide full health insurance coverage check out this new provision that congress signed into law for 2017 and beyond. – Download PDF

Health Care Reform Cost Sharing Subsidy for Individuals with High-Deductible Plans

This brochure provides information on the subsidy for individuals with high-deductible health insurance plans and how to apply for the subsidy. – Download PDF

Health Care Reform Employer Insurance Requirement

This brochure describes the employer requirement to provide health insurance including the penalty for employers who do not offer coverage. – Download PDF

Health Care Reform Individual Insurance Requirement

This brochure details the requirements of individuals to purchase health insurance. It also provides a list of exempt individuals and information on the penalties for failing to maintain coverage. – Download PDF

Health Care Reform Premium Assistance Credit

This brochure explains the premium assistance credit and who is eligible for the credit. The definition of minimum essential coverage is provided. – Download PDF

Health Care Reform State Health Insurance Exchanges

This brochure explains how the state health insurance exchanges operate and how to apply for coverage. – Download PDF

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

This brochure explains what the tax credit is and provides a worksheet to calculate the premium amount eligible for the credit. – Download PDF

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

This brochure discusses the provision of Health Savings Accounts (HSA) as well as the rules limitations. – Download PDF

High-Income Taxpayers

This brochure provides a listing of deduction limitations for taxpayers who have higher taxable income. – Download PDF

Hobby vs Business

This brochure explains the deduction limitation for activities that are considered a hobby and lists the factors that may determine whether an activity is a hobby or a business. – Download PDF

Household Employees

This brochure identifies who is considered a household employee and discusses the tax reporting requirements of employers who employ household workers. – Download PDF

Identity Theft and Your Taxes

Taxpayers who are victims of identity theft may find that the thieves have filed a fraudulent income tax return. This brochure provides guidance on the steps the taxpayer should take to file their valid return as well as specific things to do to prevent future problems. – Download PDF

Individual Retirement Accounts Kinds of IRAs and Prohibited Transactions

This brochure discusses the various types of IRAs and the tax benefits and implications of each. It also discusses the effect of the taxpayer's participation in prohibited transactions within these types of accounts. – Download PDF

Individual Retirement Accounts Roth IRAs

This brochure discusses the tax advantages of a Roth IRA and information on contributions and conversion rules. – Download PDF

Individual Retirement Accounts Traditional IRAs

This brochure discusses the tax advantages and rules of traditional IRAs. It also includes the phase outs for deducting contributions for taxpayers who are also covered by an employer-sponsored plan. – Download PDF

Inherited IRAs

This brochure discusses how an inherited IRA differs from your own IRA. – Download PDF

Individual Taxpayer Organizer

Organizer to assist in tax preparation. – Download PDF

Itemized Deductions Casualty and Theft Losses

This brochure identifies which losses are deductible and which gains realized are taxable. Disaster relief is also discussed. – Download PDF

Itemized Deductions Education Expenses

This brochure discusses which education expenses are deductible as itemized deductions and defines the tax treatment of educational assistance programs. – Download PDF

Itemized Deductions Homeowners

This brochure identifies expenses for homeowners which are deductible as itemized deductions. It also includes a chart for home mortgage debt limits. – Download PDF

Itemized Deductions Interest Paid

This brochure differentiates interest expenses that are deductible from those that are not deductible. Reverse mortgages are also discussed. – Download PDF

Itemized Deductions Job Expenses

This brochure discusses the deductibility of unreimbursed job expenses and contains information on deductibility of uniforms and travel expenses as an employee. – Download PDF

Itemized Deductions Medical Expenses

This brochure discusses which medical expenses are deductible and who can deduct those expenses. It also highlights the deductible expenses for long-term care and nursing home costs. – Download PDF

Itemized Deductions Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions

This brochure discusses the items that are subject to the 2% AGI limitation as well as those that are not subject to the 2% AGI limitation. – Download PDF

Itemized Deductions Taxes Paid

This brochure discusses which taxes paid are deductible as well as any limitations on the deductibility of those taxes. – Download PDF

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

This brochure explains how an LLC operates and how to form an LLC. Information is also provided on the classification of an LLC which will determine the proper tax filing for the LLC. – Download PDF

LLC Tax Organizer

Organizer to assist in tax preparation. – Download PDF

Marketing Your Business

This brochure provides some tips on marketing a business and promoting the products and services of the business. – Download PDF

Mileage and Expense Log

The log provides a worksheet for taxpayers to track mileage and expenses and discusses the tax deductibility of those miles and expenses. It also provides the entries needed to be compliant with IRS regulations. – Download PDF

Moving Expenses

This brochure provides information on the deductibility of moving expenses. It provides guidance on which expenses are deductible and guidance on handling employer reimbursements. – Download PDF

Multi-State Taxation

This brochure provides guidance to taxpayers who have state incomes tax liability to more than one state. It also provides information for taxpayers associated with the military. – Download PDF

Newlyweds Tax Tips

This brochure outlines some of the steps taxpayers should take once they become married. It explains how to handle tax filing requirements as well as personal things such as notifying financial institutions. – Download PDF

Partnerships

This brochure provides a description of how partnerships work and explains the tax reporting requirements of the partnership and its partners. Advantages and disadvantages of a partnership are also discussed. – Download PDF

Partnership Tax Organizer

Organizer to assist in tax preparation. – Download PDF

Pension Income Planning

This brochure outlines some of the considerations for an employee who is selecting a pension option. It also provides a description of a potential financial limitation of choosing the wrong type of pension payout and a strategy to consider to alleviate drawbacks of the various choices. – Download PDF

Recordkeeping for Tax Purposes

This brochure explains the type of records which should be kept and the retention period of those records. The information is beneficial for recordkeeping of individual tax records and also for recordkeeping of business tax records. – Download PDF

Rental Income and Expenses

This brochure describes the various aspects of rental income and expenses. There is also an explanation of the difference between a repair and an improvement and the tax consequences of each. – Download PDF

Rental Income and Expense Worksheet

This worksheet provides a taxpayer with a means to track income and expenses for a rental property and provides a place to keep track of depreciation items. – Download PDF

Individual Taxpayer Organizer - Rental Property

Organizer to assist in tax preparation. – Download PDF

Real Estate Professionals

This brochure discusses the special rules that apply to real estate professionals in the rental business. – Download PDF

Repairs vs Improvements

This brochure provides information which will help determine whether a current business deduction can be taken for expense incurred on business assets, or whether the expense must be capitalized and depreciated. – Download PDF

Retirement Income

This brochure discusses a taxpayer's various sources of retirement income including Social Security, pension, and IRA distributions. Age-specific requirements and tax implications are highlighted. – Download PDF

Saving for Retirement

This brochure highlights the various types of retirement accounts along with the contribution limits and rules. It also includes information on qualifying for the Retirement Saving Contribution Credit. – Download PDF

S Corporations

This brochure explains what a taxpayer needs to know about S corporations, including the business formalities and tax filing. It includes a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of an S corporation. – Download PDF

S Corporation Tax Organizer

Organizer to assist in tax preparation. – Download PDF

Sale of a Principal Residence

This brochure discusses the tax ramification of selling your home. – Download PDF

Self-Employment Tax

This brochure discusses who pays self-employment tax for Social Security and Medicare. – Download PDF

Social Security and Medicare

This brochure highlights the components of Social Security retirement and disability benefits. It also provides an Overview of Medicare eligibility and benefits. – Download PDF

Taxable Social Security Benefits

This brochure explains the calculation of income to determine what amount, if any, of Social Security benefits are taxable. It also provides strategies to prevent Social Security benefits from becoming taxable. – Download PDF

Standard vs Itemized Deduction

This brochure compares the use of the standard deduction vs. using itemized deductions. The phaseout of the itemized deductions is also discussed. – Download PDF

Starting a Business

This brochure provides guidance on establishing a business and provides an outline for creating a business plan. It is also helpful in creating a personal financial statement. – Download PDF

Stock Options - Same Day Sales

This brochure provides guidance on the taxation of exercising stock options and tax reporting of these transactions. – Download PDF

Tax Facts and Figures

This brochure provides charts of inflation-adjusted tax provisions. – Download PDF

Individual Taxpayer Organizer - Sole Proprietorship

Organizer to assist with tax preparation. – Download PDF

C Corporation Tax Organizer

Organizer to assist in tax preparation. – Download PDF

Tax Scams - Protect Yourself

This brochure discusses some of the tax scams that are out there and discusses ways to protect yourself from them. – Download PDF

Taxpayers Who Receive an IRS Notice

This brochure explains how taxpayers should handle affairs once they have received a notice from the IRS. It also discusses how to avoid future notices and explains what rights the taxpayer has. – Download PDF

Tipped Employees

This brochure discusses how to report tips received while employed. – Download PDF

Vehicles - Business Use

This brochure explains the circumstances under which an individual can claim a deduction for using their vehicle for business purposes. – Download PDF

What Should You Do if You Cannot Pay Your Taxes

This brochure explains the options a taxpayer has when he or she cannot pay the taxes due by the due date. There is also information on requesting an installment agreement. – Download PDF

Withholding - Filling Out Form W-4

This brochure provides an explanation of what Form W-4 is and how it is used by employers. also included is guidance on filling out the form. – Download PDF

Worksheet for Employee Form W-2

This worksheet will assist you in providing the information for us to properly prepare Forms W-2 for you. Please DO NOT send sensitive information (Social Security numbers) via regular email. After you fill out the worksheet you may mail it to us via the US Postal Service or FAX it to our office. You may also scan it and upload it to our Secure Document Transfer system via Smart Vault. If you do not have access to Smart Vault give us a call and we will get you linked up in a couple of minutes. – Download PDF – Download PDF

Worksheet for Employment Taxes Paid

This worksheet will aid us in preparing Forms 941, 943, and 944 for businesses with employees. – Download PDF

Worksheet for Form 1099 Preparation

This worksheet will assist you in providing the information for us to properly prepare Form 1099 for you. Please DO NOT send sensitive information (Social Security numbers) via regular email. After you fill out the worksheet you may mail it to us via the US Postal Service or FAX it to our office. You may also scan it and upload it to our Secure Document Transfer system via Smart Vault. If you do not have access to Smart Vault give us a call and we will get you linked up in a couple of minutes. – Download PDF

Form W-9

This form is for a Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certificate. – Download PDF