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2018 Foreign Income/Housing Exclusions

2018 foreign income/housing exclusions: Residency/presence tests waived for several countries In a recent Revenue Procedure, the IRS waived the residency and presence tests that apply for purposes of the foreign earned income and foreign housing cost exclusions under the tax code. Specifically, the waivers apply to certain U.S. individuals...

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Determining What Level of Service is Right for You

Understanding the different levels of service an accountant can provide related to an organization’s financial statements is important when determining what your company may need. Owners may automatically assume that they need an audit but that is not necessarily true. There are three levels of assurance an accountant can...

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Deductibility of Meals and Entertainment

Making sure you get credit for all your deductions is essential when you are running a business. The IRS issued new guidance regarding the deductibility of meals and entertainment expenses in October 2018. The new guidance indicates that taxpayers are still allowed to deduct half of their food and...

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Hiring and Retaining Happy Employees

Your company’s success hinges on its employees. If you have excessive employee turnover, and you are always spending time training new employees, then you are suffering immensely. You are spending out more money than necessary, you see productivity decrease, you have unhappy customers because they aren’t building quality relationships...

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1099 Due Date is Approaching Fast

Now is the time to determine if you made any payments during the 2018 tax year that would require you to file Form 1099. If you paid $600 or more in compensation to a non-employee or an unincorporated business, you are most likely required to report the...

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