Tag: tax

Identity Protection

IRS Offers Identity Protection PIN

Categories: IRS, Tax

The IRS is launching a new identity protection program that prevents anyone who has stolen your Social Security number from using it to file a fraudulent tax return. How does it work? Are you eligible for the program?

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Inflation

2020 Inflation Adjustments

Categories: Tax

The IRS made inflation adjustments for various 2020 tax items and they will apply to a wide range of taxpayers. A few examples that may impact you are included in this article.

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Prichard and Dozbaba Partners

Wallace Plese + Dreher Announces New Partners

Categories: News

Wallace Plese + Dreher named Leslie Prichard, CPA and Allison Lynn Dozbaba, CPA as partners, bringing the total number of Firm partners to 15. In 2016, Leslie joined the Firm as an Audit Manager and Allison as a Tax Manager. In 2017, both were promoted to senior managers.

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Multicultural family

Tax and Estate Planning | Blended Families | Second Marriages

Categories: Estate Planning, News, Tax

Blended families can create complex tax and estate planning issues.  With more children living in blended families, parents need to plan for short and long-term tax and estate matters. According to a  Marketwatch survey, approximately 63% of women are in a remarriage, which can create financial complications when it comes to tax liabilities. One challenge for couples is agreeing on inheritances for first and second marriage children.

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Worried About Trustee

Worried About Serving as a Trustee?

Categories: News

Have you been named trustee or successor trustee for someone’s trust? Do you know your responsibilities as a trustee? Initially, you act only when the person, called the grantor, is unable to manage their financial affairs.

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Ghost tax return preparers

Beware of Ghost Tax Return Preparers

Categories: News

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) advises taxpayers they should avoid “ghost” tax return preparers. A ghost preparer is paid to prepare a tax return, but does not sign it or include necessary information. ADOR warns taxpayers to be aware they may be a part of a scam if a preparer will not place their name on the tax return.

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Money Ben Franklin

Padding Tax Deductions | Gambling with the IRS

Categories: News

Consequences of padding tax deductions is serious and you are gambling with the IRS. Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” With that in mind, it is best to be prepared, at least financially, for taxes and tax season each year.

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Chris Coots

New Partner Announcement | Christopher T. Coots, CPA, PFS™, J.D.

Categories: News

Effective January 1, 2019, Christopher T. Coots, CPA, PFS™, J.D. was promoted to Partner, Scottsdale, AZ, bringing Wallace Plese + Dreher’s (WP+D) total number of partners to 13.
With over 20 years of professional accounting experience, Chris provides comprehensive tax planning and consulting services to individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including technology, health care, manufacturing, and real estate. Working with privately-held businesses and their owners, he develops tax plans maximizing cash flow and minimizing tax liabilities. His hands-on collaborative approach effectively and efficiently guides clients on diverse business matters.

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