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Reporting Stock Transactions Becomes More Complicated

March 27th, 2012

Beginning with the 2011 tax return, reporting stock transactions has become significantly more complicated because of the new requirement for brokerage firms to track the purchase price of stocks acquired in 2011 and subsequent years and to include that information on the information-reporting document 1099-B. For several years now, the IRS has required brokerage firms […]

The Latest Scam—Don’t be a Victim!

March 20th, 2012

Last month, we cautioned you about Internet scams aimed at tricking you into divulging information that will compromise your identity. That article described how Internet crooks disguise themselves as the IRS in an attempt to steal your identity. The IRS is not the only disguise these scammers use. They pretend to be attorneys representing estates, […]

Recently Enacted Tax Breaks for Small Businesses

March 13th, 2012

Keeping track of tax changes these days is quite a task. Congress is constantly tweaking the tax laws in an effort to stimulate the economy and deal with the budget deficit. The following is a compilation of recent changes to keep you up date. Cell Phones No Longer Listed Property – This means that cell […]

Charity Purchases and Auctions

March 6th, 2012

A regular form of fundraising by charitable organizations consists of sales or auctions of property or services at a price in excess of value. These are referred to as “quid pro quo” contributions or dual payments made that consist partly of a charitable gift and partly of consideration for goods or services provided to the […]

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