2018-2019 Tax Planning Guide Now Available
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2018-2019 Tax Planning Guide Now Available

You’ll find the online 2018-2019 Tax Planning Guide on our website under TOOLS/TAX GUIDE. The Tax Guide is full of helpful information, including: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 New Tax Rate Reductions Education Strategies Business Tax Strategies …and many other topics. If you have any questions about the new tax laws and...

When Should You Keep Tax Records For More Than Three Years?
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When Should You Keep Tax Records For More Than Three Years?

Via: AccountingWeb.com Written by: Dave Barry, Esq. Published November 20, 2018 How long do you have to keep your tax records? The usual answer is at least three years, but there may be extenuating circumstances. In a new, unpublished decision handed down by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Forde, CA-4 No. 18-1584, 11/13/18, a taxpayer would...

Practicing Gratitude
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Practicing Gratitude

Happy November!  Expressing gratitude for your life and the good things in it daily is a wonderful & healthy thing to be doing year round, but especially during the month of November!  Practicing gratitude in a real and meaningful way leading up to Thanksgiving is a perfect way to kick off the holidays.  I’ve found...

IRS: Tax Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2019
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IRS: Tax Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2019

IR-2018-222, November 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2019 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2018-57 provides details about these annual adjustments. The tax year 2019 adjustments generally are used on tax returns filed in 2020....

U.S. Breaks Up Fake I.R.S. Phone Scam Operation
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U.S. Breaks Up Fake I.R.S. Phone Scam Operation

By Christine Hauser New York Times With stiff sentences for 21 conspirators last week in the United States and a round of indictments in India, the Justice Department says it has broken up what appeared to be the nation’s first large-scale, multinational telephone fraud operation. Over four years, more than 15,000 victims in the United States...

Smith’s Creates 270 New Jobs with Reveal of Henderson Distribution Center
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Smith’s Creates 270 New Jobs with Reveal of Henderson Distribution Center

www.NevadaBusiness.com June 15, 2018, By Greg Ferraro With the assistance of Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance and partnership with the City of Henderson, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores plans to open a nearly $13.5 million dry-good distribution center in Henderson, Nevada. The grocer will lease the new facility from Panattoni Development, the entity that developed the site....

History in the Making: First Woman to be Named CEO of the NYSE
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History in the Making: First Woman to be Named CEO of the NYSE

Source:  NPR.com; Vanessa Romo For the first time in its 226-year history, the New York Stock Exchange has named a woman as CEO. Stacey Cunningham will succeed Thomas Farley to become the NYSE’s 67th president on Friday, according to Intercontinental Exchange Inc. Cunningham, who started her career at the exchange as a summer intern in 1994, is...

Las Vegas home prices up 16 percent from last year
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Las Vegas home prices up 16 percent from last year

Source:  Vegas INC. The average sales price for a single-family home in the Las Vegas area in April was $289,000, which is an increase of 3.2 percent from March and 16.1 percent from April 2017, according to a report from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. Additionally, the median price of townhouses and condos...

How Much Tax to Withhold?
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How Much Tax to Withhold?

Source: USA Today Online AP Personal Finance Writer Sarah Skidmore Sell contributed to this report. WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans are now getting bigger paychecks as a result of the new tax law. So the government is issuing an online calculator for figuring whether enough money is being set aside. The calculator unveiled Wednesday by the Treasury...

Mortgage rates climb to their highest levels in nearly four years
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Mortgage rates climb to their highest levels in nearly four years

Written by:  Kathy Orton/Washington Post Mortgage rates haven’t been this high in nearly four years, just as the spring home-buying season is heating up. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average shot up to 4.38 percent with an average 0.6 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender...