October 5, 2011It may seem a bit early to ask this question, but trust that tax season will be upon us before you know it. October is just, well, hours away! That means that it’s officially “year end,” which is when you want to start getting things in order for the upcoming tax season.Our firm has certainly started to prepare. Let us help you do the same. The following are a few tips to get you going.Let Document Gathering Commence!—Start getting all your documents ready to go. Pull together different tax forms, receipts, invoices, etc.Get Organized—Be sure to organize your documents properly. This will help you identify any missing pieces. Practicing good recordkeeping will make tax season far less stressful.Start Scanning and Go Paperless—If you haven’t already, now is a good time to adopt a paperless process. It’s so much easier to operate in a digital environment…with invoices, receipts, and all other documents available with the click of the mouse. Going into tax season, you’ll feel a big sense of relief by having all your documents stored electronically.Use Your Portal—We developed our advanced online portals to provide you with an easy-to-use and convenient system to both send us your tax source documents and access your completed returns. If you are not already using your portal, take a few minutes to get familiar with the system. You will love the 24/7 access and direct line of communication with our firm!These are just a few starter tips to get you going in preparation for tax season. Let us know if we can do anything to help you further!
The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.
Like the old paraphrased saying goes: In this world, two things are certain—death and taxes. The recent federal tax overhaul changed a lot of rules, so it’s as important as ever to understand your tax obligations, including those on Social Security benefits.
Unfortunately, cyber scammers never take a vacation. In fact, the IRS has issued a warning of a surge in fraudulent emails that bait potential phishing victims with fake tax transcripts. Links within these emails lead recipients to documents containing the well-known malware, Emotet.