Employee vs. Independent Contactor

An employer may pay an independent contractor and an employee for the same or similar work, but there are important differences between the two with potentially costly consequences. Read to find out more.

Surprised by Your 2018 Tax Bill?

With the massive overhaul to the code in 2018, many filers are finding out that their tax situation has changed. The IRS has announced that it will waive the underpayment penalty for taxpayers who paid at least eighty-five percent of their total tax liability during calendar year 2018

IRS Waives Penalty for Many

The IRS has announced that it will be waiving the penalty for the underpayment of estimated tax for many taxpayers whose estimated tax payments and federal income tax withholdings came up short for the 2018 tax year. The underpayment penalty relief is intended to provide assistance to

How the New Tax Law Affects C Corporations

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made significant changes to the federal tax law, including a significant decrease in the corporate tax rate. Beginning in 2018, the tax rate for c-corporations is a flat rate of 21%. This is great for existing corporations, as they were previously taxe

2018 Itemized Deduction Changes

Due to the recent tax law changes, many more taxpayers will be taking the standard deduction vs itemizing for 2018. The standard deduction  for 2018 is $24,000 for married filing jointly taxpayers (up from $12,700 in 2017). Significant changes to itemized deductions take effect this y