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Protect your child's identity! Each year, more than 50,000 children in Florida become victims of identity theft, and more than $100 million is stolen from children whose identities have been compromised. Identity thieves target kids because they generally have clean credit histories, and years will pass before the crime is detected. It's never too early to start protecting your child from identity theft. Read the full article by clicking here
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2014-2015 Tax Guide Tax planning is as essential as ever - at the beginning of 2013, many tax rates and breaks were made permanent. The increased certainty brought by these tax law changes has in some ways made tax planning in 2014 a little easier.
Federal Tax Weekly newsletter for the week of June 19, 2014
- IRS Removes Covered Opinion Rules, Clarifies Other Provisions of Circular 230
- IRS Unveils "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" Revises Communications with Taxpayers
- Washington Report
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The IRS recently issued a long list of cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for various Tax Code provisions in 2014 that are dependent upon the CPI-U index average from September 2012 through August 2013. The Tax Code requires that federal income tax brackets and certain other figures be adjusted annually for inflation. Because of inflation and rounding conventions, many provisions increase for 2014.
IRS Debuts Final Repair Regs
Business owners have lots of questions when it comes to deciding whether to expense costs or capitalize fixed assets, such as:
Valuation is Key as the M&A Market Slowly Heats Up
After a lackluster 2012, domestic M&A activity is on the rise. Small business deal volume was up 62% in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period for 2012, according to BizBuySell.com Insight Report, which analyzes private business transactions in more than 70 major U.S. markets. This is the largest year-over-year jump since the M&A bubble burst in 2008, and the second quarter of improvement.
Social Security wage base increases to $117,000 for 2014
Social Security News Release, 10//2013
The Social Security Administration has announced that the wage base for computing the Social Security tax (OASDI) in 2014 increases to $117,000 from $113,700, which was the wage base for 2013. The $3,300 increase, which is about 2.9%, is due to an increase in average total wages.
'Tis (Almost) the Season for Gift and Estate Planning
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are thinking about estate planning and making year-end gifts to family members. Last year, taxpayers scrambled to make last-minute asset transfers in case the historically generous gift and estate tax exemptions expired or rates skyrocketed. This year, taxpayers face a calmer estate planning landscape because Congress passed a relatively generous federal gift and estate tax regime.