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Scam Calls Emails Using IRS as Bait

Scams using the IRS as a lure continue. They take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal your money. They may try to steal your identity too. […]

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About The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

With a new year beginning, companies can obtain “hirer” credits to reduce their tax liabilities. One credit that employers should be aware of is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which has been extended to December 31, 2019, with the passing of the PATH Act in 2015. This informational bulletin details the amounts of the credit, […]

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Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That’s where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a process that can help you target your goals by […]

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New Kentucky Leadership Passes Right To Work Law

The new Kentucky leadership has acted quickly since the November election, passing a right-to-work bill that will significantly change the business climate in the Bluegrass State. So, what does this mean and how will it affect your business or site location decision? Find out these answers and more by reading our exploration of Kentucky’s legislative […]

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2016 Post Election Tax Update

Any change in Presidential Administration brings the possibility, indeed the likelihood, of tax law changes and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is no exception. During the campaign, President-elect Trump outlined a number of tax proposals for individuals and businesses. This letter highlights some of the President-elect’s tax […]

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Sec. 179 Expensing Provides Many Businesses Tax Savings on 2017 Returns

Sec. 179 Expensing Provides Many Businesses Tax Savings On 2017 Returns

If you purchased qualifying property by December 31, 2017, you may be able to take advantage of Section 179 expensing on your 2017 tax return. You’ll also want to keep this tax break in mind in your property purchase planning, because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law this past December, significantly […]

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Quick Guide Form 990 Schedule L Reporting: Who and What Is Reported?

Certain transactions between your organization and interested persons — including excess benefit transactions, loans, grants, and business transactions — are required to be reported on the Form 990, Schedule L. Ideally, an organization would have a conflict of interest policy that provides guidance to interested persons on reportable transactions with timely disclosure. Documenting any potential […]

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Olympic Fever

By Michael Rhinehart, Staff Accountant With a record-breaking Olympic performance in the books for the United States, we welcome our athletes back with a round of applause. Team USA led all countries for the sixth year in a row with 121 medals. Of these medals brought home, 46 were golds, 37 silvers, and 38 bronzes. […]

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There’s More To Tax Day Than Simply Taxes

Most people dread it. Often, individuals have the concept of Uncle Sam holding out his hand waiting for you to pay him every April 15th (although in 2017, it’s actually April 18th). Whether it is the amount of tax due from the previous year or their first quarterly estimate tax payment, it tends to make […]

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IRS Reminds Taxpayers Major 2015 Tax Changes

Fact Sheet 2016-8, February IRS has issued a Fact Sheet highlighting major tax changes for 2015, including the renewal of key taxpayer-favorable benefits, a new way to save for retirement through MyRA accounts, ABLE accounts for people with disabilities, and updates on health care provisions. Changes for 2015. The Fact Sheet covers a gamut of […]

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House Bill 5: Kentucky Enacts Retroactive Pass-through Entity Tax

By Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager at Blue & Co. On March 31st, Governor Andy Beshear signed House Bill 5, which includes a retroactive pass-through entity (PTE) tax effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. If you have been keeping track of Kentucky PTE tax legislation in recent weeks, HB5 […]

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Kentucky House Bill 360 – Pass-Through Entity Tax Proposal

By Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager at Blue & Co. A pass-through entity tax proposal is currently making its way through the Kentucky General Assembly as part of a larger tax omnibus bill (Kentucky House Bill 360). The pass-through entity (PTE) tax provisions in the bill are intended to be retroactive to January 1, […]

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Indiana Enacts Retroactive Pass-through Entity Tax – Senate Enrolled Act 2

By Laura Rakaska, CPA, Tax Manager and Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager at Blue & Co. On February 22nd, Governor Eric Holcomb signed Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 2, making Indiana the 30th state to enact pass-through entity tax (PTET) legislation. This bill received full bipartisan support because it levels the playing field for businesses […]

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Kentucky Reduces Individual Income Tax Rate for 2024 – House Bill 1 Signed into Law

By Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager at Blue & Co. Kentucky House Bill 1 was signed into law by Governor Beshear on Friday, February 17th. It reduces the individual income tax rate another 0.5 percent in 2024. This is a continuation of what we saw in 2022. Last year’s legislation (HB 8) gave us […]

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Indiana Senate Bill 2: Taxation of Pass-Through Entities

By Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Senior Manager and Laura Rakaska, CPA, Tax Manager Indiana is expected to enact pass-through entity (PTE) level tax legislation in mid-February 2023. The tax changes in the bill are intended to be retroactive, which means it could have a significant impact on your 2022 taxes for pass-through entities and PTE […]

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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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