Jul 31 2017

07/31/17 – The Eclipse is Coming! The Eclipse is Coming!

The following article is from the Idaho Society of CPA’s newsletter and is copied in its entirety without editing: “The August 21 total solar eclipse will bring many visitors to Idaho. If you’re thinking of selling or renting to them during the festivities, you’ll need to collect and remit the Idaho sales and lodging taxes …

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Jan 26 2017


A client just contacted me to ask about a phone call and voice mail that she received, in which the caller’s message stated they were from the IRS. The message also stated that the legal department had reviewed her returns and found fraud, telling her to call a number to avoid legal action. The phone …

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May 18 2016

11/26/2016 – UPDATE – New Overtime Pay Rule for Salaried Workers

UPDATE:  A Federal Judge has issued a temporary injunction to suspend the implementation of the increase to the exempt salary threshold to $47,476 set to begin on December 1st this year.  The court will hold hearings to determine if the Department of Labor had the authority to change the salary cap.  This doesn’t grant employers a …

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Feb 25 2016

02/25/2016 – An Interesting “Conversation” About Low-Paying Jobs

I caught a post on FB today while I was eating my breakfast.  It was about a chain of responses to one woman’s post about the difficulty living on minimum wage.  Now, while I agree with workers who want to have a roof over their heads, food in their bellies, and shoes on their feet I …

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Feb 17 2016

02/17/2016 – IRS SCAM ALERT!!

A client just received the email copied below.  PLEASE understand, the IRS will NEVER make first contact via email – or phone – ALWAYS SNAIL MAIL.  The IRS will not email you unless they absolutely have no other way to contact you and ONLY if they had contacted you about the EXACT issue already once …

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Jan 30 2016

It’s Tax Season-And Identity Theft Season.

01/30/16 – Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Time to gather up all of your papers, sort through them, and schedule a visit with me, your CPA.  But with the staggering rise in Identity Theft recently, and especially theft of income tax refunds, you want to make sure that your information is secure.  If …

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Dec 15 2014

12/14/14 – 2014 End of Year Tax Tips Tricks and Traps

 Accelerate deductions and defer income ·         If you have a business with a large job to complete in January, and a lot of supplies you need for that job, consider purchasing the supplies this year. ·         Pay licensing fees or professional association dues this year if they are normally renewed in January. ·         Pay your …

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Oct 31 2013

IRS Scam Alert

IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam IRS YouTube Video: WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If …

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Aug 01 2013

Who is Your Hero?

Moneymakers web

Nominations close Aug. 1 for Money Makers by IBR Staff Published: July 24,2013 Time is nearly up to nominate your favorite financial professional for Money Makers 2013, Idaho Business Review’s new recognition program. In its inaugural year, Money Makers will honor 20 financial professionals whose fiscal work has set the pace – and the bar – for …

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Dec 11 2012

Using a Tax Preparer – Or Not

12/11/12 – 8 Tips for Tax Prep Not too long ago, I had a conversation with a colleague who writes for a well-known national magazine.  We were talking about finding a tax preparer, and other questions an individual might ask about income taxes.  Here are a few tips on the subject of finding the right …

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