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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: April 2014 tax compliance calendar

As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of April 2014. April 2 Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date March […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on April 16, 2014

San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: IRS Releases 2013 Final Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax; Use Required With Forms 1040, 1041

The IRS has released final 2013 Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax-Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, just in time for the 2014 tax filing season. Many taxpayers have complained that calculating the 3.8 percent net investment income (NII) tax for 2013, the first tax year that it applies, remains challenging in many situations. Nettlesome issues remain […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on April 16, 2014

San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Proposed partnership regulations would deny basis for certain guarantees

The IRS issued proposed partnership regulations (NPRM REG-119305-11) that would tighten the requirements under Code Sec. 752 for allocating partnership liabilities to individual partners, and would deny basis for certain guarantees of partnership debt. The IRS has expressed concern the partners have entered into guarantees that are not commercial, to increase their basis in the […]

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on April 16, 2014

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Taxes and the Marriage Penalty: Gay, Straight or Otherwise

Marriage is in the news these days. Straight marriage, Gay marriage, marriage equality. Marriage is many, many things to many, many different sorts of folks. Let’s leave the politics aside for a moment and focus a bit on the tax issues. Marriage has huge tax implications. In some situations, two “single” persons might pay more […]

Filed in CPA Blog by on April 19, 2014

Google’s Top Tax Trends for 2014 – Food For Thought

Google, the world’s #2 search engine, has released something very interesting for tax folks. A list of the 2014 tax trends, based on Google searches. We at Safe Harbor LLP, being in San Francisco, try to be tech-savvy and so we read this juicy study from Google with great interest. Here are some highlights – […]

Filed in CPA Blog by on April 14, 2014

4 Last-Minute Tax Filing and Extension Tips for San Franciscans

Yikes! April 15th is just days away – the official final IRS tax deadline for individual filers. We at Safe Harbor LLP, one of San Francisco’s top CPA firms for last minute tax extensions and filings, are preparing for the blitz of the last few days before the final tax deadline. Here are 7 tips […]

Filed in CPA Blog by on April 13, 2014