Verifying the accuracy of each health insurance claim payment can be a challenge for busy providers. But as the cost of doing business continues to rise, it's one your practice can't afford to ignore.
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With expertise stretching beyond tax matters, CPAs are a valuable resource for franchisees, especially during critical start-up and growth phases. Here are four signs your franchised business is ready for one.
Inuit's QuickBooks software can be a lifesaver when it comes to small business accounting. Here are five tips to help you get the most out of it.
Running a business isn't all about bringing money in the door. It's also about paying the bills. Here's how an online bill payment solution, when coupled with CPA expertise, could make your business run faster, reduce costs and give you real-time access to financial information ahead of important decisions.
Staying in compliance with the ACA is easier said than done, especially for business owners and operators. It’s important to make sure you’re aware of the latest requirements—before the 2016 filing deadlines loom.
Businesses large and small got some good news recently from the IRS. Some employers and other entities, which are required to file information returns for 2015 on Forms 1094 and 1095, now have an extension on the deadlines. This gives employers extra time to complete two tasks: Provide the forms to recipients; and File the forms … Continued
When you sell securities in a taxable investment account, you have to know your “basis” in the securities to determine whether you have a gain or a loss on the sale – and the amount. Generally, your basis is the price you paid for your shares of stock or a mutual fund, adjusted for any reinvested dividends or capital gain distributions, as well as for any costs of the purchase.
In order to deduct losses associated with an S corporation, partnership, LLC, or even a sole proprietorship, there are a number of tests to pass. In one U.S. Tax Court case, the taxpayers ran into the two most frequently encountered issues: basis and material participation.
As CPAs, we receive numerous industry magazines, email newsletters, tax articles, etc. One of the most common on-going topics that we have cross our desk is in regards to worker classification of independent contractor vs employee. In July, we posted an article on the Federal Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), which was a way for employers to gain Federal … Continued
While your chances of being audited may be relatively low, planning as if you will hear from the IRS could help you survive a challenge. A recent U.S. Tax Court case illustrates why keeping meticulous records and operating in a business-like fashion can be critical.
The importance of keeping thorough and accurate records can’t be emphasized enough. If you have incomplete or no records and get audited by the IRS, it can cost you valuable deductions. A recent Tax Court case illustrates what happens when adequate records are not kept throughout the year and a taxpayer takes deductions for expenses … Continued
Have you misclassified an employee as an independent contractor? Relief under Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) may be available to you. There are generally 7 factors that are considered by the IRS in determining whether an individual is a common law employee or an independent contractor...