Federal Tax News for Individuals

More EVs Eligible for a Tax Break but Automakers Would Like to Expand It The IRS has added more electric vehicles (EVs) to its list of those eligible for a federal tax credit. The tax code provides a credit (of […]

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Consider Taxes Before Selling a Highly Appreciated Vacation Home

Residential property values are currently high in many parts of the country. Should you cash out on a vacation home that's increased significantly in value? Before calling your realtor, consult with your tax advisor to understand how much tax you'll owe on the transaction. Here's an overview of the tax treatment of gains from vacation home sales. The outcome can vary depending on your situation.

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Good News: IRS Boosts Standard Mileage Rates for Second Half of 2022

In response to record-setting gas prices, the IRS has agreed to increase the standard mileage rate for qualified business drivers for the second half of 2022. It's accompanied by a hike in the standard mileage rate for medical expenses for all taxpayers and moving expenses for active-duty military personnel. Here are the rates that will be in effect from July 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022.

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Federal Tax News for Individuals

1. If You Make Estimated Tax Payments, a Deadline Is Coming Up 2. Exceptions to the 10% Early Withdrawal Penalty Require Proof 3. The "Tax Gap" Hurts Those Who Pay their Fair Share 4. Settlement for Legal Malpractice Is Taxable Income 5. IRS Updates Amounts Delinquent Taxpayers Can Keep

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9 Ways to Bask in Summer Tax Savings

Summer brings sunshine, ice cream trucks, baseball, fireworks and potential federal tax saving opportunities. Here are nine hot summer tax-planning ideas for small business owners and individuals. Some tips — such as sending the kids to summer camp, buying a boat or RV, and taking a trip that combines business with pleasure — enable you to combine tax planning with summertime fun.

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New ACFE Study: Knowledge Is Power in the Fight Against Fraud

When it comes to occupational fraud, many businesses and not-for-profit organizations adopt an "it can't happen here" mindset. But the 2022 Report to the Nations reveals that fraud is a pervasive global epidemic. Proactive organizations take steps to reduce opportunities for employees to steal. Here are some key findings from the new study, including a list of the top 10 fraud trends from the last decade.

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Recent Tax Court Cases of Interest to Businesses

1. Court Determines that an Activity Was Engaged in for Profit 2. Nursing Services Company Loses in Court 3. Accounting Method of a Retirement Community Is Upheld in Court 4. Bookkeeper Must Pay Penalty After He's Found to Be a Responsible Person

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Due Diligence Considerations When Selling a Business

If you're thinking about selling your business, you'll need to consider the buyer's perspective to help close the deal. Taxes are an important issue in negotiating the terms of the deal, and the buyer's tax objectives may conflict with yours. Here's an overview of the due diligence considerations from both parties' perspectives.

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