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May 2017 Archives

Worker misclassification and employment, payroll taxes: when the IRS finds a mistake

Worker classification is an important issue for employers as there are tax implications that have to be considered. For workers classified as employees, there are income taxes that must be withheld or paid, including payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare. Employers who fail to withhold payroll and income taxes for employees can face issues with the IRS, but there is no such requirement for independent contractors.

Corporations: work with an experienced attorney in IRS audits

For businesses, correct and timely filing of taxes is an important, ongoing task. Different businesses are, of course, taxed different ways, and it important for every business to establish policies and procedures for documenting tax-related matters and for correctly completing filings on time.

4 common mistakes to avoid when it comes to your personal taxes

A common saying is that the only two things you can count on in life are death and taxes. While this is true, you should not pay more than the law requires when it comes to your personal taxes. Many filers miss exemptions and deductions because tax law is so complicated, and they end up paying more than they should.

Tax credits to help rural GA communities signed into law

Earlier this week, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a measure that, according to supporters, will provide significant tax relief to rural communities. The bill, which passed by a narrow margin, provides $60 million in tax credits to companies that invest in businesses in rural Georgia communities. The law, it is hoped, will provide incentive for businesses to put money into rural communities, many of which are struggling with high unemployment and slow economic growth.

“The Jersey Shore” actor faces new tax fraud charges, pleads not guilty

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, known for his time on the MTV series “The Jersey Shore,” is currently in the midst of a tax case involving charges of fraud. According to federal tax authorities, Sorrentino and his brother set up two businesses to capitalize on his fame from his time on reality television.

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