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How the New Tax Law May Affect Seniors For the 2018 income tax year, the fairly new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”) provides some important changes that will save seniors (or their accountants) money and aggravation while completing their 2018 income tax return. New Tax Brackets. To begin, the Tax Act keeps the…

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Social Security Update Wage earners pay a percentage of their wages into the Social Security system. Those payments become part of the fund that is used to pay for people who have already retired, are disabled, or are survivors or dependents of workers who have died. Any unused portion of such payments become part of…

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Three Reasons Why an Attorney-CPA is better than a CPA Like most people I am often asked what I do for a living. I sometimes explain that I am both a tax lawyer and a CPA, (Attorney CPA) whereupon I usually get a reply like: “Oh”, accompanied by a look of confusion. “So you could…

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Drivers Licenses Suspended for Non-Payment of Taxes Taxpayers in New York can face a driver’s license suspension if the taxpayer owes $10,000 or more in taxes, penalties, or interest, and no resolution has been made to resolve the tax debt. When New York State identifies delinquent taxpayers, it sends a notice informing them that they…

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What Are Your Options if You Owe Taxes? If you have received an IRS delinquency assessment you will generally be given a month to pay the owed amount in full or else the IRS will consider collection actions against you. No one will show up at your door but rather you will continue to receive…

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Things to Think About Before Retiring By Mark A. Krohn, Tax Attorney & CPA, Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP Retirement is a major event in one’s life, and it should be a time you look forward to. But around half of all Americans aren’t looking forward to leaving the workforce forever — and money is a…

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PRO’S AND CON’S OF FILING CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY Chapter 7 is the most commonly filed bankruptcy proceeding due to the fact that many people are drowning in credit card debt, medical bills and/or personal loans just to name a few. Robbing Peter to pay Paul has left both Peter and Paul broke. There are numerous…

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SIMPLIFYING THE QBI DEDUCTION TAX BREAK  Last year’s sweeping tax overhaul, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), introduced a new tax break for owners of many pass-through businesses. Individuals who are sole proprietors, partners in partnerships, members in LLCs taxed as partnerships (hereafter, “partners”), or shareholders in S corporations, may be able…

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Erroneous and Malicious Information Returns W-2 and 1099 As a CPA and attorney who concentrates in tax law, I receive calls from individuals from January through April who explain that they received either a W-2 or Form 1099 from someone that they either did not work for or that the form was false, malicious and…

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Retirees By Mark A. Krohn, Tax Attorney & CPA, Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP Most retirees will not be affected by the provisions of the new 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the”Act”). Those that are affected, however, may benefit by discussing their options with an experienced tax advisor….

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