Whether your business brings in $50,000 a year or $50 million, it needs an effective bill-paying system. Here are useful tips on building and managing an efficient accounts payable process.
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires that U.S. individuals who hold foreign financial assets must report those assets to the IRS. What are your responsibilities under FATCA rules?
Wallace Plese + Dreher welcomed three interns to the Firm for the 2022 tax season. They are attending Arizona State University (ASU), W.P. Carey School of Business, and expected to graduate in May 2024.
Arizona small businesses may elect to file a separate small business income tax return to report their share of Arizona small business gross income. A taxpayer makes the small business income tax election by timely filing a Small Business Income Tax return along with their timely filed individual income tax form.
ADOR issued guidance for taxpayers who are affected by the recent Maricopa County Superior Court ruling striking down the surcharge imposed by Proposition 208. Taxpayers who have already filed do not need to amend their tax returns.
Tax years are based on annual accounting periods where you keep records and report income and expenses. A tax year may not be a calendar year. Discover the annual accounting periods you may or may not adopt.
How can you tell if a deal makes practical and financial sense? A short question with a complicated answer. Knowing the basics of when or if a deal makes practical and financial sense is helpful, but seeking help from a CPA to analyze the pros and cons is essential.
The IRS provided further details on additional transition relief for certain domestic partnerships and S corporations preparing the new schedules K-2 and K-3 to further ease the change to these new schedules.
The IRS compiled a list of its most famous and high-profile investigations of 2021. The most prominent case was a family sentenced to prison for fraudulently receiving millions of dollars in COVID money.
Collaboration with your Arizona accounting firm should be part of your process when making business decisions. Your accounting firm should listen and help you make strategic moves to grow your company. Perhaps, you have heard your accountants refer to themselves as a crossing guard directing traffic, hoping everyone makes it across safe and sound.
Congratulations to Randy G. Brammer, CPA on his selection as a 2022 Arizona Business Leader. Randy was selected from more than 5,000 Arizona business leaders in a number of industries, including construction, real estate, banking, and financial services.
Wallace Plese + Dreher promoted 15 employees ranging from Tax Senior to Senior Tax Manager. Some employees started their careers with the Firm, others transition from industry to public accounting, and some joined the Firm after graduating college.
Many people believe tax deductions and credits are the same. Tax deductions reduce your taxable income, but tax credits reduce your tax bill dollar for dollar. Knowing how they work can help you understand your tax situation.
Recent guidance from the IRS highlights the nature of advertising costs. The tax law allows businesses to deduct expenses that help them bring in new customers and keep existing ones. What expenses can a business deduct?
January 31 is a significant date for businesses to perform certain tasks and start preparing for their tax filings. Businesses should keep in mind that state taxing authorities have their own set of due dates. It is never too early to work with your accounting and payroll staff to make sure your end-of-year reporting is accurate and timely.
Senate Bill 1783 allows individual taxpayers to elect to have their Arizona small business adjusted gross income removed from their regular individual income tax return and taxed on a separate Arizona small business income tax return. For taxable years beginning from and after December 31, 2020, a small business taxpayer may elect to file a return for the taxable year with the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) to report that small business taxpayer’s share of Arizona small business gross income.
Every year, changes are made to Arizona’s tax code. Since April 15 2022 falls on a federal holiday, taxpayers have until Monday, April 18, 2022, to file their 2021 tax return. If filing an extension, the extended due date to file the income tax return is October 15, 2022. However, because October 15, 2022 falls on a Saturday, taxpayers have until Monday, October 17, 2022 to timely file their 2021 tax return.
A company’s financial statements reflect the story it tells the general public, and truth and accuracy are key. A company’s CFO is responsible for accurately reporting all of the organization’s financial activities.
Congratulations to Arturo N. Moreno, CPA on his appointment as Board Chair for NourishPHX. NourishPHX assists families and individuals with meeting their daily basic living needs by providing food, clothing, hygiene supplies, and household items.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act amended the law so that the Employee Retention Credit applies only to wages paid before October 1, 2021, in some cases. Recently, the IRS issued new guidance on how to manage this change.
The end of the year always brings possible last-minute tax changes, which is especially true for 2021. New legislation may mean major changes starting in 2022, but other proposed bills, such as new capital gains and qualified dividend tax rates, may take effect retroactively.
Arizona offers many opportunities to claim tax credits for Qualifying Charitable Organizations, including Foster Care tax credits on Arizona personal income tax. Also, there are credits for donating to public schools and Certified School Tuition Organizations.
Special rules allow limited charitable deductions even for taxpayers who do not itemize. Also, there are other donation changes for individuals and businesses. Learn how to take advantage of these opportunities now.
As a sponsor of the 4th Annual Celebrity Game Night benefiting Treasure House Phoenix, Wallace Plese + Dreher’s partners, managers, and staff attended the event on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the Scottsdale Hangar One.
With remote and hybrid work arrangements, employers should be very deliberate when communicating and executing policies relating to an employee’s work location. Individual taxpayers need to be familiar with tax laws in their resident state and businesses should be aware of tax laws in all states they operate.
COVID-19 and its variants continue to disrupt the way we live, work, and play. The population disagrees on whether to wear masks or be vaccinated. One of the most pressing issues is whether businesses can — or should — issue a vaccine mandate for their employees.
At WP+D, employees and clients both benefit from working with an Arizona CPA firm versus a regional or national one. At larger firms, one may never meet or interact with a partner until they are a manager. This is not the case at WP+D, where the culture is centered around approachability and accessibility.
The American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit can offer tax savings for higher education. Tax savings may be available for you, your spouse, or your dependents taking postsecondary coursework.
A 529 savings plan can do more than help you pay for college. Now is the best time to find out about their flexibility. Take advantage of the benefits of a 529 plan in a pandemic-affected economy.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. changed the standard for when states need to collect sales tax from entities doing business in the state. Before the decision, states taxed only companies with a physical presence in the state, but they now tax all those with an economic presence.
Estate plans should address the management and distribution of digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, electronic communications, financial accounts, and documents stored in the cloud. How can you protect digital assets upon your death or if you become incapacitated?
President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan would end the step-up in basis taxpayers often use to minimize tax on inherited wealth. Since assets like family businesses, homes, stocks, and art generally appreciate over time, eliminating the step-up in basis effectively raises the amount of tax on these assets.
For 2021, families will begin receiving early payments from the IRS of 50 percent of the estimated amount of the Child Tax Credit. If the IRS processed your 2020 tax return or 2019 tax return, these automatic monthly payments will begin on July 15 through December 15, 2021, based on the information contained in that return.
Countries around the globe are trying to stem the “rush to the bottom,” which has multinational companies moving their corporate headquarters to lower their tax bills. According to the International Monetary Fund, the result of this tax strategy is a loss of worldwide government revenues estimated between $500 and $600 billion annually.
In May 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew a rule clarifying the standard for employees versus independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. According to SHRM, the withdrawn rule would have applied a more-limited economic-reality test.