Author: Brian Rodgers

What Is Bitcoin And Why Should I Care?

First, some things you never heard of before bitcoin. The internet, the democratization of communication. No longer do you need a printing press, trucks, or paper boys in order to make your voice heard. Now all you need is a…

2013 YEAR-END PAYROLL PLANNING GUIDE AND CHECKLIST

  It is hard to believe it is that time of year again. The end of the year always  brings  with it the need for some  additional payroll and payroll  tax planning considerations and preparations.  In an effort  to help…

The View From The Cliff

I thought it my be helpful to give some hypothetical tax examples in order to get a clearer picture of the view from the cliff top we face January 1. Jason  is single and has an adjusted gross income of…

Why a Virtual CPA?

I am going to upset a lot of my fellow accountants with this statement. But the plain and simple truth is most companies do not need a forty hour a week CPA. Most companies require about forty hours of services…

Fraudulent Tax Returns Up 181%

The number of taxpayers trying to bamboozle the IRS and collect bigger refunds has shot up this filing season. The IRS identified 335,341 tax returns claiming $1.9 billion in fraudulent refunds as of March 4, 2011, according to the findings…

Indiana State Sponsored 529 Plan

Indiana Residents can now save in FDIC-insured Certificates of Deposit as part of their overall college savings strategy   Announced in January 2011 by State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, Chairman of the Indiana Education Savings Authority, the CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings…

IRS Versus The Wealthy

IRS Push Against the Wealthy Is All Talk, Little Action The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University has released a report, IRS Global High Wealth Taxpayer Program Lags: A year and a half ago, in the fall of 2009, the…