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If You’re Self-Employed, Here’s What to Expect When Filing Your Taxes

In the past few years, self-employment, or working as a freelancer, has become a popular means to earn a living while pursuing creative ideas or working on passion projects. However, along with the many benefits of being your own boss, such as scheduling and completing work at your convenience, there are tax repercussions of which you need to be aware. For self-employment tax reporting, there’s some specific information and documentation you must have on hand when tax time rolls around. If you’re self-employed, here’s what to expect when you file your taxes.

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With Just Days to Go, Tax Time is Upon Us! Do You Need an Extension?

Love it or hate it, tax time is looming large. (Not that we think many of you love it, unless of course you’re receiving a tidy sum in a refund).  All through the winter, and into spring, you try to stop thinking about it (or you've completely forgotten), but the deadline is drawing very near.  You are supposed to get your taxes filed before the 18th of April, and there's no time left to tip-toe around the topic. With just days to go, tax time is truly upon us! Do you need an extension?

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Mar 02 2023

Good Tax Planning Never Leaves Money on the Table

Three kinds of taxpayers are doing their taxes incorrectly: those who are waiting for a refund, those who are dreading doing their taxes, afraid of owing as much as they did in the prior year, and those who have actually haven't got a clue as to what their taxes will look like once the dust settles. What they all have in common is insufficient planning, and each of them should take time to sit down with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and start planning for next year - because good tax planning never leaves money on the table.

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Oct 20 2022

Tax Credit for New and Used Electric Vehicles: What Will Qualify?

The new Clean Vehicle Credit, a federal tax credit to make new and used electric vehicles - EVs - more accessible and affordable, may be confusing. Here, we will discuss some highlights of this tax credit that can also be used as a rebate when purchasing certain electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Apr 08 2021

Attn Landlords: Tax Filing with Pandemic Losses

Tax time during a pandemic can be complicated for everyone. Landlords adversely affected by the loss of rent payments must understand the tax laws for 2020. There have been some changes and adjustments related to COVID-19 in 2020. We offer some guidance on how those changes interact with existing rental income tax laws.

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Sep 04 2019

How to Create Wealth By Paying Lower Taxes

As I meet with clients throughout the year, I stress the importance of tax efficient planning strategies. I explain that tax efficiency is simply an attempt to minimize tax liability when given many different financial decisions. The tax code offers many ways to reduce your tax liabilities if you know how to use it. Your income can be converted into assets with smart tax planning. The real key to building wealth lies in creating assets.

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Mar 19 2019

Will Your Church Have to Pay the Parking Lot Tax?

Many of the church leaders I know and work with have been puzzled about an obscure provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 known as the parking lot tax. This provision deals with parking provided to employees. Some leaders are concerned that these parking spaces have become a potential tax liability. As frequently happens with a change in the tax code, there is lots of confusion about the intent and its consequence.

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Feb 05 2019

How to Use Tax Season to Improve Your Small Business

Tax season is the time when CPAs and other tax professionals are fully engaged in preparing client returns. The professionals know that for small businesses taxes are always challenging and require constant attention. Consider how the changes to the tax law that apply to the 2108 returns increase the complexity of the process. Here is some advice from tax professionals for small-business owners to help them respond to the changes brought by tax reform and navigate the perennial tax burdens they always face.

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Jan 08 2019

Important Planning Opportunities in the New Tax Law

As the 2019 tax season gets underway, tax professionals are working with a complex set of changes to the  tax code as a result of the The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Amidst the many uncertainties of the new regulations, specific changes afford small business owners some important planning opportunities.  

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Dec 18 2018

How Landlords Can Make the Most of the New Tax Law

As the end of 2018 quickly approaches, real estate investors and landlords are reviewing records in preparation for filing tax returns. The tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code that will apply to 2018 returns. Real estate investors and landlords stand to benefit from many of the new law’s provisions. It is important that year-end planning address these changes.

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