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New 1099 Reporting Requirements for Payment Apps

Written by Joell Grisel, CPA, Manager, and Thomas Koustenis, Tax Intern Online payment services such as Venmo, PayPal, and many others, are more common than ever, especially for the sale of goods and services. While no banks or hard currency are involved in these transactions, these digital payments for goods and services are still considered […]

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IRS Suspends Automated Notices

By: Jacoby Shade, Staff Accountant Tired of notices from the IRS? Well good news! After much pressure from Congress, the AICPA, and other accounting organizations, the IRS is granting taxpayers, and their CPAs, some relief. As of February 9, 2022, the IRS has suspended the mailing of certain automated tax notice letters. The IRS will […]

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Tax Basis – Important to Understand and Maintain for all Taxable Assets

By: Tom Nowak, CPA, Principal In the accounting and financial world, the term “basis” is common and understood. The problem is that outside of the tax and financial environment, it is commonly misunderstood. And it is there, where it needs to be better understood and maintained by and for all taxpayers. Basis is important information […]

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IRS Letters for Stimulus Payments and Advance Payments of Child Tax Credit

By: Kevin Umberger, CPA, Senior Manager With the 2021 tax return filing season upon us, the IRS has started sending out letters to ease the challenges many taxpayers and advisors will face related to the reconciliation of stimulus payments on 2021 tax return filing. In response to the global pandemic, Congress passed several rounds of […]

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Tax Benefits of Hiring Children in the Family Business

By: Anastasia Sturm, Staff Accountant, and Jill Moore, CPA, Senior Manager One benefit of running your own business is the flexibility to hire your own family members. There are specific employer tax requirements for family member employees as opposed to regular employees. Below outlines strategies, your business can utilize to benefit both the business and […]

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Webinar: A Guide to the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax Return for Manufacturers

You’re Invited Join Blue & Co. on Wednesday, February 9 at 12:00 PM EST for a webinar entitled A Guide to the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax Return for Manufacturers. This presentation will walk through the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax Return and identify common preparation errors & potential tax savings opportunities. Duration: 1 hr. CPE Credit: […]

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2021 Annual Report to Congress Released by IRS Taxpayer Advocate Office

By: Sara Jacobi, CPA CEPA Director Still waiting for your 2021 Federal tax refund? Tried calling the IRS, only to wait on hold for two hours without talking to anyone? Sent correspondence to the IRS to resolve a notice, only to continue to receive collection notices? If one or more of these items apply to […]

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Tax Relief for Natural Disasters – What to Consider

By: Emily Elliott, and Amy Sandlin, CPA When a natural disaster wreaks havoc on your business or home, taxes might be the last thing on your mind, but they may be worth thinking about. In many cases, the IRS provides disaster victim tax relief that can allow you to extend your filing date and payment […]

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Deferred Payroll Tax Payments

Employers who made the election to defer 2020 social security tax payments per provided CARES Act relief issued in March of 2020 are required to remit the first repayment by December 31, 2021. The second portion can continue deferral until December 31, 2022. To avoid penalties and interest, at least half of the total deferred […]

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Tax Strategies to Know in Residential Real Estate

By: Lance Williams, CPA, Manager Whether you’ve bought or sold a home in the last few years or have lived in the same house for 30 years, you’ve probably heard how crazy the market is. Many sellers are receiving all-cash offers, sight unseen, within hours of listing. You must be on top of your game […]

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2023 E/M Coding Changes You Need to Know from the Physician Fee Schedule Final Ruling

New rules for reporting evaluation and management (E/M) services in most places of service took effect January 1, 2023. The coding and documentation revisions, adopted by the American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), substantially simplify code selection and documentation. Effective January 1st, E/M services […]

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Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 Changes Impacting Rural Health Clinics

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, also known as the “Omnibus” package, was signed into law by President Biden on December 29, 2022. Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) need to be aware of some of the changes that will impact them including new grant opportunities and behavioral health provisions. Opportunities for Rural Health Clinics from the […]

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The Importance of Personal vs. Business Use of Auto

By Pam Swartout, Manager and Jacoby Shade, Staff Accountant at Blue & Co. Many business owners provide a company vehicle to their employees as part of their employment. This is a company benefit that has tax implications and is extremely important for both the employer and employee to understand these implications. Employers can deduct only […]

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