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Sat, 01 May 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#2 Tax Return Tips for Last-Minute Filers https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#1 If you've been procrastinating about filing your tax return this year, here are some tips that might help. Sat, 01 May 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#1 Saving for Education: Understanding 529 Plans https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#3 Section 529 plans are an excellent way to save for your child's education and can be used for pre-college and vocational education expenses as well as college. Sat, 01 May 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#3 Deducting Business-Related Car Expenses https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#5 If you're self-employed and use your car for business, you can deduct certain business-related car expenses. Sat, 01 May 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#5 Avoiding Tax Surprises When Retiring Overseas https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#4 Are you approaching retirement age and wondering where you can retire to make your retirement nest egg last longer? Retiring abroad may be the answer. But first, it's important to look at the tax implications because not all retirement destinations are created equal. Sat, 01 May 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#4 Post-COVID Workplace Advice -- Be Honest About the Company's Needs https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=301 Determining if remote or work will continue, and when does it make sense Thu, 29 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=301 SBA Offers Targeted Advances to Small Businesses https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=300 Extra $5,000 targeted advances available to Small Business through SBA Relief Program Mon, 26 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=300 Post-COVID Workplace Advice -- Have Honest Conversations with Employes https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=299 How and why managers should have honest conversations with employees Post-COVID Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=299 IRS Gives Taxpayers a Break on Repaying Extra Obamacare Tax Credits https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=298 Relief for millions who receive tax credits to pay for health insurance coverage under the ACA. Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=298 Advice for Managers Seeking the Next Normal for the Workplace https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=297 Advice from Harvard Business School faculty members on managing the workplace post-COVID. Prioritize face time at the office. Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=297 IRS and COVID Vaccine Email Scams Proliferating This Tax Season https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=296 Warnings about new cyber crimes relating to tax refunds, stimulus payments and COVID-19 vaccines Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=296 IRS Announces Refunds of $1.3B for Those Who Didn\'t File in 2017 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=295 Reminder from the IRS that the deadline for claiming refund for those who didn't file a 2017 Federal Income Tax Return Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=295 Helping General Contractors Structure Their Business https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=294 Six areas for owners of General Contracting companies to consider when choosing a business structure Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=294 Q & A: The $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#4 A new tax break - in effect only for the 2020 tax year - allows you to exclude the first $10,200 of unemployment compensation from your taxable income. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#4 PPP Loan Deadline Extended Through May 31 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#5 The Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act of 2021 was signed into law on March 31, extending the deadline to apply for a loan by an additional 60 days. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#5 Highlights of the American Rescue Plan Act https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#2 Signed into law on March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 contains several tax provisions affecting individuals and families. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#2 Federal Tax Deadline Extended To May 17 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#1 The federal income tax filing due date for individual taxpayers, including those who pay self-employment tax, has been extended to Monday, May 17, 2021. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#1 Economic Impact Payments: Round Three https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#3 Starting March 12, the IRS began sending out the third round of economic impact payments via direct deposit, paper checks, and EIP Cards. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.sharrardmcgee.com/newsletter.php#3 Senate Approves Two More Months of PPP, with $79B Left https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=293 Details on Senate Approval of Two-Month Extension of through May 31 Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=293 PPE is Deductible, Says IRS https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=292 PPE says masks, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizer are deductible as medical expenses Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=292 Some Still Have April 15 Deadline Despite IRS Extension https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=291 Who still must pay their taxes by April 17, 2021 Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=291 NCDOR Extends Individual Income Tax Deadline to May 17 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=290 North Carolina Department of Revenue Extends Tax Deadline to May 17 Mon, 22 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=290 Tax Day for Individuals Extended to May 17 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=289 IRS announces extension of tax day to May 17 Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=289 Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend PPP Through May 31 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=288 Why lawmakers want to extend deadline for PPP Loans Tue, 16 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=288 AICPA Urges Delay in Tax Deadline Until June 15 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=287 Why the AICPA is asking the Treasury Dept. and IRS to push back tax filing and payment deadline Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=287 Eight Steps to Enhance Resilient Leadership https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=286 Eight Steps to Enhance Resilient Leadership Mon, 08 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=286 IRS Faces Delays, Risks for Tax Season Amid Pandemic https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=285 Why the IRS faces delays this tax season Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=285 3 Keys for Better Team Building and Collaboration https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=284 Tips for managers on better team-building Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=284 8 Leadership Practices to Optimize Your Sleep and Productivity--Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=283 Myths about sleep deprivation and tips for better sleep and productivity Tue, 23 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=283 8 Leadership Practices to Optimize Your Sleep and Productivity--Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=282 How sleep deprivation can affect productivity and leadership, barriers to a good night sleep Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=282 A Dozen Tax Tips for the 2021 Filing Season -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=281 Six tips from tax experts regarding key filing issues for 2021 season Wed, 17 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=281 A Dozen Tax Tips for the 2021 Filing Season https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=280 Tax experts share their views on the most confusing issues of tax season 2021 Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=280 Receivables Can Mean Fraud Risk -- Here's How to Reduce It https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=279 Tips on reducing employee fraud relating to receivables Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=279 New IRS Form for Self-Employed to Claim COVID-19 Tax Credits https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=278 New tax form for self-employed to claim COVID-19 tax credits under FFCRA Mon, 08 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=278 The Top Six Rules of Leadership Networking https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=277 Tips for Effectively Networking as a Leader Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=277 Six Changes That Make PPP Forgiveness Easier https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=276 How the $900 billion relief bill makes forgiveness easier Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=276 SBA Reopening PPP to Lenders Today https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=275 Latest news on the second round of PPP Loans Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=275 The PPP is Back Online - What You Need to Know https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=274 How the second round of PPP loans will be administered Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=274 Five Resolutions to Improve Management Skills https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=273 Five ways to improve leadership skills Thu, 07 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=273 Make These Leadership Resolutions for a Brighter New Year https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=271 Five resolutions for becoming a more effective manager Tue, 05 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=271 COVID Relief Provisions Highlights https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=270 COVID Relief Provision Highlights Wed, 30 Dec 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=270 SMC Client Tax Advisory -- Form 1099 Changes https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=268 IRS Form 1099 will be separated into two forms for 2020. Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=268 Sharrard, McGee & Co., PA Announces 2021 Management Transition https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=267 SMC Announces changes in management team, plans for multi-year transition Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=267 Seven Tips for Thriving and Surviving in This Age of Uncertainty https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=266 Tips for business management during the pandemic Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=266 Sharrard, McGee & Co., PA Announces Results of Client COVID-19 Survey https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=265 How local businesses managed the COVID-19 crisis as determined by a survey implemented by SMC Fri, 06 Nov 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=265 Five Leadership Tips for Business Owners Facing COVID-19 Challenges https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=264 Five tips for business owners facing challenges from COVID-19 Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=264 Nine Ways We Can Help Your Small Business Be Financially Successful https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=263 Nine ways our advisors can help your business succeed Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=263 Cyber Security and Privacy Concerns -- COVID-19 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=262 Advice for keeping remote employees safe from cyber crime. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=262 Ditch Change Fatigue and Embrace Continual Evolution https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=261 How to build change resilience in your company Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=261 Sharrard, McGee & Co., PA Announces Promotions and New Hires https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=260 Sharrard, McGee & Co., PA announces four promotions and four new hires Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=260 IRS Reminds Taxpayers of the Home Office Deduction Rules During Small Business Week https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=259 Explanation of the home office deduction rules Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=259 IRS Highlights Higher Penalties for Some Tax Returns https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=258 Advice from the IRS for individuals who owe taxes to avoid larger penalties Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=258 Tax Breaks for Employers During the Covid-19 Crisis https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=257 Relief available to businesses suffering from COVID economic downturn Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=257 4 Post-PPP Coronavirus Relief Programs for Small Businesses https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=256 Four Coronavirus relief programs available to small businesses Fri, 21 Aug 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=256 COVID-19 Pandemic Reinforces Benefits of Outsourced Accounting https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=255 Why small businesses should outsource their accounting function during the COVID crisis Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=255 Digital Resilience--Why You Should Take Your Small Business Digital https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=254 Reasons to take your business digital Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=254 IRS: New Law Provides Relief for Eligible Taxpayers Who Need Funds from IRAs and Other Retirement Plans https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=252 CARES Act helps eligible taxpayers in need by providing favorable treatment for withdrawals from retirement plans and IRAS. Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=252 IRS Announces This Year\'s \'Dirty Dozen\' Tax Scams https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=251 The list of the most 12 most common tax scams as detected by the IRS Fri, 24 Jul 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=251 SMC Tax Manager Addison Maille, CPA, JD, Featured Guest on "How Money Works" Podcast https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=250 Valuable tax planning advice for halfway through 2020 Thu, 16 Jul 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=250 Five Behaviors That Indicate Working From Home Productivity To Managers https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=249 How to analyze productivity of employees working from home Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=249 Paycheck Protection Program -- June 26, 2020 UPDATE https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=248 Update and access to the revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Fri, 26 Jun 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=248 SBA and Treasury streamline PPP loan forgiveness applications https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=247 Update on PPP Loan forgiveness application forms Fri, 19 Jun 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=247 Paycheck Protection Program -- June 10, 2020 UPDATE https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=246 PPP Loan Forgiveness Clarification Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=246 Five Strategies for Tough Times https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=245 Five smart approaches to managing cost reduction during economic downturns Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=245 CARES ACT - PPP Loan Forgiveness --May 27 Update https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=244 Key Points of Interim Final Report on PPP Loan Forgiveness Wed, 27 May 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=244 CARES ACT Information -- Update May 18 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=243 SBA Guidance on "good-faith certification" of the necessity of PPP loans Mon, 18 May 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=243 Ready to Reopen -- Advice from the US Chamber of Commerce https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=242 Resources and advice from the U.S. Thu, 14 May 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=242 CARES Act Information -- May 6 Update https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=241 Clarification and updates on the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program, deductibility of expenses for loan forgiveness, eligible payments Wed, 06 May 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=241 Tax Strategy: Figuring out payroll taxes in 2020 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=240 Summary of payroll tax credits to help businesses through the coronavirus crisis Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=240 What Not to Do When You Reopen Your Business https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=239 5 Tips for Reopening your Business after Coronavirus Crisis Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=239 Working from Home? Beware of the Doom Loop https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=238 Tips for not acquiring bad habits while working from home Fri, 24 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=238 10 Steps for Managing Change During the Coronavirus Crisis https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=237 Responsible Leadership Responses to COVID-19 Wed, 22 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=237 The Reopening Challenge: 5 Tips for Getting Back to Business https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=236 Tips for preparing to reopen your business when it's safe Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=236 Teach Kids About Money While You're Stuck at Home https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=235 Tips for teaching kids about money Fri, 17 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=235 Ten Good Habits for Working From Home https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=234 10 tips for working effectively from home during the Coronavirus crisis Wed, 15 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=234 Fighting Anxiety and Social Isolation Caused by the Coronavirus Crisis https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=233 Tips for you and your team to manage anxiety and social isolation resulting from the Coronavirus crisis Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=233 CARES Act Information -- Employee Retention Credit https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=232 Alert that employers can't receive Employee Retention Credit and a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP loan). Thu, 09 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=232 10 Things to Know About IRS Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic--Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=231 How the IRS is managing monthly installment payments, tax returns, and stimulus payments during the COVID-19 crisus Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=231 10 Things to Know About IRS Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic--Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=230 Ten challenges in working with the IRS during the Coronavirus crisis Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=230 IRS Warns of Coronavirus-related tax scams https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=229 Coronavirus-related scams to avoid Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=229 IRS Advisory - How to Access Breaking News https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=228 Follow IRS on social media, sign up for e-news subscriptions for urgent updates on COVID-19, scams and economic impact payment information Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=228 CARES Act Information Update https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=227 Latest Department of Treasury announcement regarding PPP application and information sheet Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=227 CARES Act Information: HELPFUL RESOURCES - Paycheck Protection Program https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=226 Paycheck Protection Program Explained Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=226 CARES Act Information and Paycheck Protection Program Summary https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=225 Explanation of CARES Act Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=225 IRS Postpones Deadline for Gift and GST Taxes https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=224 Details of postponement of Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes due to COVID-19 crisis Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=224 SMC COVID-19 Client Announcement https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=223 An update for SMC Clients about changes relating to coronavirus crisis Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=223 Cybersecurity Advice for Business Owners During the Coronavirus Crisis https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=222 Eight tips for avoiding cyber attacks during the coronavirus crisis Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=222 IRS releases guidance on tax deadline postponement https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=221 Overview of IRS Response to Questions about Delay in Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=221 Employers can use payroll tax credits for paid leave for coronavirus https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=220 US businesses with less than 500 employees can use two refundable payroll tax credits to provide coronavirus-related leave Tue, 24 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=220 Sharrard McGee & Co., PA Coronavirus Policy https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=219 Sharrard, McGee & Co., PA Policy for Coronavirus Crisis Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=219 Senators Introduce Bill to Extend Tax-Filing Deadline https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=217 Tax Filing Relief for America Act, bipartisan legislation to extend tax filing deadline to July 15 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=217 President Moves Tax Filing Deadline to July 15 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=218 President Trump has directed moving Tax Day to July 15 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=218 IRS and Treasury Offer Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=216 Latest announcements regarding deferral of tax payments until July 15 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=216 Tips for Managing Employees Working From Home -- Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=215 Tips for managing employees from home Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=215 Tips for Managing Employees Working From Home -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=214 5 tips for managing people working from home during the Coronavirus pandemic Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=214 Tips for Managing Employees Working From Home -- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=213 First five of 15 tips for managers working with remote employees Mon, 16 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=213 Trump Calls for Deferral of Tax Payments From Coronavirus Victims https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=212 Trump deferral of tax payments for Coronavirus victims Thu, 12 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=212 Making Gender Equity in the Workplace a Reality -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=211 How men and women can contribute to gender equality in the workplace Tue, 10 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=211 Making Gender Equity in the Workplace a Reality https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=210 How to boost the presence and power of women in the workplace and promote gender diversity to benefit business Mon, 09 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=210 Six Steps to Helping Your Employees Embrace Change https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=209 Strategies for a culture that supports change Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=209 Should You Promote Your Best Employee? https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=208 Four questions managers should ask if they are considering promoting a top employee Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=208 The Importance of Authentic Leadership https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=207 Five types of inauthentic managers and how to become authentic leaders Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=207 3 Steps to Coach Your People & Build a Stronger Coaching Culture https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=206 How to hold a coaching conversation Tue, 18 Feb 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=206 Unlock the Power of Purpose https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=205 Defining a company purpose that also addresses a business challenge Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=205 Six Powerful Ways to Build New Habits https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=204 How changing habits change the brain, and tips for building new habits Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=204 Four Basic Truths to Improve your Leadership Skills https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=203 Setting goals for improving leadership by focusing on four skills, values, relationships, community, purpose Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=203 Human Resources Is Not A Customer Service Department https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=202 Good Human Resources Departments protect the business and make the employee experience better Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=202 Takeaways from the AICPA Employee Benefits Conference to Enhance Your Practice https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=201 Highlights from the AICPA Emplyee Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=201 Tips for Coping with Workplace Stress https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=200 Four cognitive behavioral therapy skills that can help manage fear and anxiety on the job Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=200 Implementing Action on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion With REAL Steps https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=199 Four step process for enabling equity and inclusion in the workplace Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=199 Starting a Business Isn\'t What You Think https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=198 Tips for entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses but don't understand the realities and what to expect Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=198 Warning for PC Microsoft Users https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=197 Warning about end of security updates and support for PCs running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=197 The SECURE Act And Your 401(k) & IRA - Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=196 How the SECURE Act impacts expanded benefits for part-time employees, students and new parents Fri, 03 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=196 The SECURE Act and Your 401(k) & IRA https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=195 SECURE changes age of initiation for Required Minimum Distributions. Allows contributions to traditional IRAS after 70 1/2 years old Thu, 02 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=195 The 10 Golden Rules of Effective Management - Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=194 Tips for managers to be more effective in their team-building Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=194 Yearend Tax Reminder https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=193 Reminder to advise tax preparer of benefits included in W2s in early December Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=193 The 10 Golden Rules of Effective Management - Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=192 Ten tenets of effective management Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=192 Why You Need Personalized Customer Engagements https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=191 How to create personalized customer engagements Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=191 Six Shifts New Leaders Must Make to Succeed --Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=190 A continuation of ways new managers must change their perspective to be successful leaders Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=190 Six Shifts New Leaders Must Make to Succeed https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=189 Tips for new managers to be more effective as leaders Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=189 IRS Increases Tax Deductions for 2020 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=188 A description of the adjustments to tax items and tax schedules announced by the IRS this week. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=188 Managers as Coaches is No Longer Optional -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=187 Why managers should coach team members and skills they must master to be effective. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=187 Managers as Coaches is No Longer Optional -- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=186 Good managers are the key to retaining good employees. How managers develop skills to become strong mentors Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=186 Ten Attributes of Culture That it Make It so Difficult to Change https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=185 An explanation of why cultural change is so challenging for progressive managers Fri, 01 Nov 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=185 New Report Finds Diverse Companies are More Profitable https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=184 The 2019 Art of Smart report found that companies that scored highest in diversity also had the largest business growth in terms of revenue per employee Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=184 How Much Does Management Matter to Productivity https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=183 Management style has the same effect as R&D spending and twice the impact of technology spending in explaining productivity differences Mon, 28 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=183 Tax Treatment for Family Members Working in the Family Business https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=182 IRS announces tax implications for those working with a spouse, partner or child Thu, 24 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=182 The Characteristics of a Good Leader https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=181 Key characteristics of a good leader Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=181 Organizations Increasingly Vulnerable to Fraud https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=180 New report amplifies risk of fraud and lack of resources to avoid it Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=180 How to Deal With Constantly Feeling Overwhelmed https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=179 Tips to minimize the feeling of being overwhelmed by work Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=179 These Popular Tax Breaks May Be Gone For Good https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=178 Analysis of tax breaks that may not be extended by Congress for 2019 Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=178 Solutions for Better Cybersecurity for Small Businesses https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=177 Tips to heighten small business cybersecurity -- understanding risk, educating staff and using a VPN Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=177 Third Quarter Estimated Tax Due Monday https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=176 The IRS is reminding taxpayers, particularly self-employed and those in the sharing economy that their quarterly tax payment is due Monday, Sept. 16 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=176 Tax Strategy: What\'s New for 2019 Tax Returns -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=175 Five areas where taxpayers will be impacted in 2019 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=175 Tax Strategy: What\'s New for 2019 Tax Returns -- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=174 10 Changes that will be Issues for 2019 Tax Returns Thu, 05 Sep 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=174 US Tax Law Changes: How Far We\'ve Come and Where We\'re Headed https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=173 A review of tax law proposals and how they will impact taxpayers Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=173 Knowing What to Shred https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=172 The fundamentals of securing confidential documents by shredding them Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=172 New IRS Impersonation Scam Spreading by Email https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=171 The IRS is warning taxpayers and tax practitioners about a new email scam Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=171 The Most Common Tax Problems for 2020 -- Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=170 The changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will continue to impact taxpayers in April 2020 in areas including quarterly tax payments, errors on tax forms and failure to file on time. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=170 The Most Common Tax Problems for 2020 -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=169 Many of the changes brought by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will continue to present challenges to taxpayers when they file in 2020 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=169 The Most Common Tax Problems for 2020 -- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=168 The changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are still impacting the way taxpayers plan and there are several challenges ahead for April 2020 Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=168 Treasury and IRS unveil new Form W-4 for 2020 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=167 Treasure and IRS release nearly finalized Form W-4 based on changes from CPAS Mon, 12 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=167 Sales Tax Holidays Affected by Wayfair https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=166 The sales tax holiday brings new headaches to companies that sell in states where they don't have a physical presence Fri, 09 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=166 You Can Now See the Entire US Tax System in One (Ultra-Complex) Map https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=165 A yearly map developed by the Taxpayer Advocate Service shows how difficult it is to understand taxes and confirms that the best way to stay compliant is to hire a CPA Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=165 IRS Expands HSA Benefits for Chronic Conditions https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=164 The Treasure Dept. has expanded preventive care benefits that can be provided by high-deductible plans to include a range of chronic conditions Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=164 Learn the Steps to Build your Business from the Ground Up https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=163 Practical financial advice for new business owners Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=163 Have a Sunnier Tax Season with These Summertime IRS Tips -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=162 Summer activities impact tax deductoins Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=162 Have a sunnier tax season with these summertime IRS tax tips -- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=161 Summer tax tips from the IRS to help minimize liability at tax time Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=161 Six Stress Relieving Financial Tips for Entrepreneurs https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=160 Six tips for entrepreneurs to reduce financial stress Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=160 How and Why Do Summer Camp and Taxes Go Together? https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=159 How to use summer camp costs as an expense toward child and dependent care credit Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=159 SCOTUS Rules States Need Stronger Connection to Tax a Trust https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=157 The Supreme Court decided unanimously in favor of the taxpayer vs NC Dept. of Revenue stating that taxing a trust based solely on the residence of the beneficiary was violation of the Due Process Clause of the Constitution Mon, 24 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=157 Taxpayer Advocate Calls for IRS \"Anxiety Index\" https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=156 A veteran taxpayer advocate calls for a "Taxpayer Anxiety Index" index to help frustrated tax payers with less access to real people to answer their questions Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=156 IRS Warns of Higher Penalties for Late Filings https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=155 The IRS urges taxpayers who owe taxes and haven't filed 2018 return to do so before June 14 or larger penalty will be charged Sun, 09 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=155 June 17 Next Deadline for Estimated Taxes https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=154 The IRS alerts those who pay quarterly taxes of upcoming deadlines and how to ensure they are paying the right amount Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=154 IRS to Stop Faxing Tax Transcripts https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=153 IRS will stop faxing tax transcripts and thirty party mailing of returns and transcripts to avoid identity theft and fraudulent returns for refunds Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=153 IRS Now Billing Taxpayers Who Filed for 2018 But Didn\'t Pay https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=152 As tax bills arrive for those who filed on time but didn't pay, the IRS shares many easy payment options Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=152 IRS Advises \"Paycheck Check Up\" For Multiple or Summer Jobs https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=151 Two-income families and people with multiple jobs may be under or over withholding Fri, 31 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=151 The New Marriage Penalty https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=150 Taxpayers who file as married pay more taxes, but the TCJA reduced that penalty for some Tue, 28 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=150 The 2019 Tax Season in Numbers https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=149 Analysis of how 2019 tax season statistics varied from 2018 Wed, 15 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=149 Small Business Week --When Should I Start Thinking About Succession Planning and What Does It Entail? https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=148 It's never to early to work with your CPA to develop a succession plan, Fri, 10 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=148 Small Business Week --What Should I Do About Tax Planning For My Small Business https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=147 Tax planning advice for small business owners Thu, 09 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=147 Small Business Week -- How Do I Manage Cash Flow and Budgeting https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=146 Determining cash flow and setting realistic budgets is a critical exercise for new small business owners Wed, 08 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=146 Small Business Week -- How Do I Set Up Payroll? https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=145 The many responsibilities of managing payroll accounting Tue, 07 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=145 Small Business Week -- Why you need a CPA https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=144 All the ways a CPA can help a new small business owner plan for success and beat the high odds for failure Mon, 06 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=144 Missed Tax Deadline? IRS Advises Filing Now https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=143 The IRS suggests how to proceed if you missed the April tax deadline Wed, 01 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=143 End of Multi-State Tax Nightmare? https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=142 Bill proposed to simplify and standardize state income tax collection for employees who travel outside of their home state on temporary work assignments Mon, 29 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=142 IRS Recommends Using 2018 Return for Correct 2019 Withholding https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=141 The IRS suggests adjusting withholding now if 2018 tax liability was higher than expected Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=141 IRS Announces Multi-year Plan to Update IT Systems https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=140 The IRS has announced a 6-year plan to update and modernize their IT systems to improve taxpayer service Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=140 The Ten Commandments of an IRS Audit -- Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=139 Be prepared for an audit by following deadlines, contesting penalties, and working with a tax professional Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=139 IRS Advises on Automatic Extensions https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=138 IRS explains who is eligible for automatic deadline extensions and how to get them Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=138 The Ten Commandments of an IRS Audit -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=137 Four more tips for successfully managing an IRS Audit Fri, 12 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=137 The Ten Commandments of an IRS Audit -- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=136 Ten Tips for Dealing with An IRS Audit Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=136 IRS Dispels Five Myths About Tax Refunds https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=135 The IRS Identifies and Dispels Five Common Myths about Tax Refunds Circulating on Social Media. Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=135 Abusive Tax Shelters, Trusts, Conservation Easements Make IRS 2019 "Dirty Dozen" https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=134 Final installment of the IRS Dirty Dozen warns against abusive tax avoidance schemes. Describes abusive tax shelters, trusts, and conservation easements Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=134 Frivolous Tax Arguments Remain on IRS "Dirty Dozen" for 2019 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=133 IRS warns taxpayers to avoid making unreasonable claims to limit tax liability, as most are thrown out of court. Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=133 Failure to Report Offshore Funds Among IRS \"Dirty Dozen\" Tax Scams https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=132 Failure to report offshore funds is a crime. The IRS warns taxpayers to avoid offshore avoidance schemes. Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=132 IRS Cautions Taxpayers on Scams Involving Disasters, Charitable Causes https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=131 IRS continues list of warnings for taxpayers, beware scams relating to disasters and fake charities Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=131 Schemes That Make the IRSâ?? \"Dirty Dozen\" list for 2019 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=130 The IRS warns taxpayers about schemes involving falsifying income and creating bogus documentation as they continue to share their "Dirty Dozen" list of prevalent tax scams Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=130 Identity Theft Still High on the IRS' "Dirty Dozen" List of Scams https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=129 How to avoid identity theft and what to do if you are targeted Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=129 IRS Warns Taxpayer about "Vishing" Voice Phishing Scams https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=128 The IRS is warning taxpayers about the 12 worst tax scams (the "Dirty Dozen." "Vishing" involves voice Phishing Scams Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=128 IRS Kicks Off Annual \"Dirty Dozen\" Tax Scam List https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=127 The IRS warns taxpayers of the most prevalent tax scams in their list of the "Dirty Dozen." Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=127 Most flabbergasting questions from clients for tax season -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=126 Three crazy client questions about tax returns Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=126 Catching Up Lingers After Tax Delay https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=125 Comparison of this tax season so far to last year. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=125 Most flabbergasting questions from clients for tax season https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=124 Nine strangest questions from taxpayers this tax season Mon, 04 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=124 'Where's my Refund?' remains easiest way to check tax refund status https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=123 The most recent IRS taxpayer advisory provides info on the best way to monitor refunds Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=123 Tax Season So Far: Three Weeks In https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=122 Review of IRS activity in the three weeks since tax season has started, similar number of returns from 2018, significantly lower refunds Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=122 New Challenges for Not-For-Profits -- Part 4 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=121 Finding the right accounting professional with specialized experience and identifying and utilizing the best technology solutions is the crucial for successful not-for-profits Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=121 New Challenges for Not-for-Profits -- Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=120 Donors want to see how their dollars are impact the causes and organizations they fund. Not-for-profits need to tell relatable stories Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=120 New Challenges for Not-for-Profits -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=119 Second part of blog on challenges facing not-for-profits including use of technology for fundraising Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=119 New Challenges for Not-for-Profits -- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=118 Four-part blog detailing challenges for Not-for-Profits resulting from new tax laws, changing donor requirements, and impact of technology on fundraising Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=118 IRS Recovers From Government Shutdown https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=117 Advice from the IRS for taxpayers about audits, examinations, appeals and tax court Mon, 04 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=117 IRS Advice to Taxpayers at Start of Tax Season, End of Shutdown -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=116 Second part of IRS to taxpayers about what to expect at start of tax season and end of government shutdown, online tools, filing assistance, free help Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=116 IRS Advice to Taxpayers at Start of Tax Season, End of Shutdown -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=115 Second part of IRS to taxpayers about what to expect at start of tax season and end of government shutdown, online tools, filing assistance, free help Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=115 IRS Advice to Taxpayers Upon Start of Tax Season, End of Shutdown https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=114 The IRS issued a Taxpayer Advisory including details to help navigate this tax season Wed, 30 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=114 Tax Returns: How the Government Shutdown, New Law Will Impact You--Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=113 This is the second part of a CBS/AP Report on What Tax Payers can Expect after the Shutdown ends Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=113 Tax Returns: How the Government Shutdown, New Law Will Impact You https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=112 This two-part blog answers taxpayer questions about how the government shutdown will affect tax season. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=112 A Tax Cut and Jobs Act Checklist for 2019 -- Part 4 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=111 Final checklist of changes resulting from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Acts addresses International Taxes, Expired Provisions & Qualified Improvement Property Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=111 A Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Checklist for 2019 - Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=110 This blog covers many changes to the tax laws that affect business owners including expensing, paid leave, NOL and sale of partnership interests Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=110 IRS waives penalty for many whose tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short in 2018 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=109 The IRS has announced that it is waiving the tax penalty for many of the taxpayers whose withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their liability Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=109 A Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Checklist for 2019 -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=108 A review of key changes to individual tax returns resulting from the TCJA Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=108 A Tax Cut and Jobs Act Checklist for 2019- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=107 The TCJA impacts so many areas of the individual and business tax returns. This blog part features individual issues - itemization, medical expenses, SALT cap and casualty loss Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=107 IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season Begins January 28 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=106 The IRS has announced that in spite of the government shutdown, it will process tax returns starting Jan. 28 and provide refunds as scheduled Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=106 CLIENT ADVISORY - How will the Government Shutdown Affect My Tax Return? https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=105 Latest news on how the government shutdown will affect the IRS's handling of 2018 Tax Returns Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=105 Section 199A: The Qualified Business Income Deduction https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=104 The limitations and exceptions to Section 199A Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=104 Section 199A: The Qualified Business Income Deduction https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=103 Overview of the Qualified Business Income Deduction and Exceptions and Limitations Thu, 03 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=103 IRS Recommends Making Estimated Tax Payment Now https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=102 IRS advises employees who may have underpaid their federal income tax withholding to make a payment by the fourth quarter by Jan. 15, 2019: Wed, 26 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=102 California Sets New Post-Wayfair Sales Tax Rules https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=101 California is the first state to change their sales tax laws based upon the SD vs Wayfair US Supreme Court decision of earlier this year Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=101 CLIENT ADVISORY - The Impact of South Dakota v. Wayfair https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=100 The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair impacts businesses who sell online or in many states. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=100 IRS Warns Taxpayers of \"Tax Transcript\" Email Scam; Dangers to Business Networks https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=99 The IRS sent an advisory warning of a surge of fraudulent emails targeting employees who open malware Fri, 23 Nov 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=99 Some Taxpayers Won't Benefit from the TCJA https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=98 Some taxpayers won't benefit from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including self-employed, divorcing, homeowners and parents Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=98 Get Ready For Taxes -- Part 4 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=97 This is the last part of a newswire issued by the IRS addressing key areas of tax preparation that are affected by the new TCJA. This blog discussing renewing expired ITINS and refunds for those claiming EITC or ACTC Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=97 Get Ready For Taxes -- Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=96 The IRS is providing advice to taxpayers facing changes as a result of TCJA, they suggest e-file and direct deposit. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=96 Get Ready For Taxes -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=95 Part 2 of an IRS Newswire advising taxpayers to gather document now for tax year 2018 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=95 Get Ready For Taxes -- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=94 The IRS is worried that taxpayers will experience confusion based on the TCJA changes and are offering a publication and website page to help Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=94 IRS Reminder of Tax Law Changes Affecting Business Owners https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=93 The IRS has issued a reminder to business owners regarding three areas where the tax law changes may affect their bottom lines. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=93 IRS Guidance on TCJA Changes to Business Expense Deductions for Meals & Entertainment https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=92 In a recent newswire the IRS explained the changes brought by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the business expense deductions for Meals and Entertainment Mon, 08 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=92 Oct. 15 Tax-filing Extension Deadline Approaches https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=91 The IRS broadcast a newswire urging taxpayers who requested the Oct. 15 deadline to double check their returns for several potential errors Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=91 Top Tax Strategies for the End of the Year - Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=90 Seven tips for end of the year tax planning Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=90 Top Tax Strategies for the End of the Year - Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=89 14 tax strategies for the end of the year Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=89 IRS Warns Taxpayers of Scammers Scheming Around Oct 15. Deadline https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=88 IRS description of scams used on unsuspecting tax payers, how the scam works and what to do Fri, 28 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=88 IRS Warns of Scams Related to Hurricane Florence https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=87 The IRS has issue a newswire warning taxpayers about scams taking advantage of those wanting to help hurricane victims Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=87 IRS Extends Upcoming Deadlines, Provides Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Florence https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=86 The IRS has announced a deadline extension and tax relief for victims of Hurricane Florence Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=86 Six Ways to Prepare for Disaster https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=85 Planning financial records for disaster Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=85 IRS Issues Clarification for Business Owners on State & Local Tax Credit Programs https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=84 The IRS Issued a Clarification for Business Owners on State & Local Tax Credit Programs Thu, 06 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=84 Proposed Regulations on Charitable Contributions & State & Local Tax Credits https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=83 The IRS has published a Newswire announcing the Treasury and IRS proposed regulations on charitable contributions and state and local tax credits Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=83 Six Things You Should Do After Incorporating https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=82 Six important legal steps for the owner of a new corporation or LLC to review with a CPA Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=82 Key tax change affects taxpayers with dependents; IRS urges workers to check withholding https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=81 The IRS urges taxpayers who support dependents that can't be claimed for Child Tax Credit to check their paycheck withholding amounts Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=81 IRS Urges Taxpayers To Check Withholding Amount https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=80 The IRS has published an advisory to tax payers urging them to ensure they are having the correct amount withheld from their pay checks based on the new tax law requirments Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=80 It\'s Never Too Early to Address These 10 Estate Planning Issues -- Part III https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=79 Estate Planning issues including Gift Tax Returns, Probate Process, Inherited IRAs and Trusts Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=79 It\'s Never Too Early to Address These 10 Estate Planning Issues - Part II https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=78 Estate Planning Issues including Adequate insurance, Asset Ownership and Net Worth Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=78 It\'s Never Too Early to Address These 10 Estate Planning Issues - Part I https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=77 Estate Planning Issues including Beneficiary Designations, Key Documents and Education Accounts Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=77 Uncertainties Continue in Tax Planning for 2018 - Part 6 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=76 TCJA Areas Open to Interpretation including tax administration and tax extenders Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=76 Uncertainties Continue in Tax Planning for 2018 - Part 5 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=75 International tax provisions in the TCJA that are open to interpretation Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=75 Uncertainties Continue in Tax Planning for 2018 - Part 4 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=74 Discussion of open areas of TCJA including carried interest holding period and with holding of transfers of partnership interests Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=74 Uncertainties Continue in Tax Planning for 2018 - Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=73 Areas open for interpretation in the TCJA including business tax issues like deduction of interest, expensing assets, moving, mileage and travel expenses Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=73 Uncertainties Continue in Tax Planning for 2018 - Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=72 A review of two more open areas in the TCJA, relating to interest on home equity loans and withholding Mon, 02 Jul 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=72 Uncertainties Continue in Tax Planning for 2018 - Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=71 Confusion over the pass-through deduction and SALT deduction Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=71 Tax Tips for Small Businesses -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=69 The TCJA brought many changes that affect small business. The second part of this blog deals with business expenses and bookkeeping Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=69 Analysis of Today\'s SCOTUS Decision on SD vs. Wayfair https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=70 The US Supreme Court handed down a decision in favor of South Dakota, and its application of its sales tax laws to internet retailers who sell in the state. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=70 Tax Tips for Small Businesses https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=68 Suggestions for Small Businesses involving considering restructuring and expensing big ticket asset purchases Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=68 When is a Debt Worthless -- and Tax Deductible? https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=67 New Tax Court case demonstrates difficulty in determining when debt becomes worthless Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=67 Charitable Planning for Next Tax Season -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=66 Tips on changing the way taxpayers plan for charitable giving based upon the Tax Cut and Jobs Act Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=66 Charitable Planning for Next Tax Season -- Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=65 Help for taxpayers in understanding the new tax laws for charitable giving and deductions Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=65 The 2018 Tax Season So Far -- Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=64 The IRS has shared data on this year's tax season up to March 31. The results were highlighted and published by Accounting Today and are shared in this blog. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=64 The 2018 Tax Season So Far https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=63 The IRS has published data on returns up to March 31, 2018 and this two-part blog features the key points as published in a recent Accounting Today article Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=63 IRS Dirty Dozen -- Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=62 Last four of the worst scams identified by the IRS and published in Accounting Today Mon, 09 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=62 The IRS Dirty Dozen - Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=61 The IRS has a Dirty Dozen of scams as published by Accounting Today. This blog features 4 more common tax scams Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=61 The 2018 IRS Dirty Dozen https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=60 The IRS has highlighted the 12 worst tax scams and these have been published in a recent issue of Accounting Today Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=60 Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Affecting Businesses - Part 4 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=59 Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Affecting Business highlighting AMT, NOL, Domestic Production Activities Deduction, LIke-Kind Exchanges to Real Estate Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=59 Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Affecting Businesses - Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=58 Changes in Tax Cuts for Business including the new limits on deductions for employee fringe benefits and credit for employer paid family & medical leave Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=58 Suspicious Tax Returns -- Understanding your 5071C Letter https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=57 The IRS shares information on how they determine who has filed a suspicious tax return and what the taxpayer involved should do. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=57 Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Affecting Businesses - Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=56 How Tax Cut and Job Acts Affect Businesses Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=56 Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Affecting Businesses - Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=55 Tax Cut and Jobs Act changes affecting nusinesses including corporate tax rate reduction and business income deduction Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=55 Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Affecting Individuals - Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=54 Review of Key Changes from Tax and Jobs Act Affecting Individuals Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=54 Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Affecting Individuals - Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=53 Effect of Tax Cuts on child tax credit, state, local, income and property tax, mortgage debt limit and home equity mortgage interest Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=53 Tax Cut and Jobs Act Changes Affecting Individuals - Part 1 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=52 Part 1 of a Three-Part Series on the Effect of Tax Reform on Individuals Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=52 New Law to Have Little Impact on Tax Filing This Year https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=51 Todays' High Point Enterprise Features an Article Quoting Sharrard, McGee & Co., PA CPA/JD Addison Maille on Changes to Tax Filing This Year Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=51 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 -- Changes Affecting Individuals & Businesses https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=50 Key changes affecting individual and business taxpayers as a result of the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=50 Fraud Scheme Targeting 401(k) Accounts Uncovered https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=49 US Attorney's Office's Files Lawsuit to Recover $2M Losses from 401(k) Fraud Scheme Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=49 End of Year Tax Tips for an Uncertain Environment https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=48 End of Year Tax Tips for an Uncertain Environment - Tips 7, 8, 9 and 10 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=48 End of Year Tax Tips for an Uncertain Environment https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=47 Tips 4-6 of 10 End of Year Tax Tips for an Uncertain Environment Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=47 End of Year Tax Tips for an Uncertain Environment https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=46 Three tips for end of the year tax planning in an uncertain environment Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=46 Five Facts about Charitable Contributions https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=45 Five Facts about Charitable Contributions from the IRS to Help with End of Year Tax Planning Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=45 IRS releases draft 2017 tax forms on its website - Highlights of the Form 1040 Schedules E & F Changes https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=44 The IRS has posted draft changes to Form 1040, the changes to Schedules E & F are highlighted Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=44 IRS releases draft 2017 tax forms on its website - Highlights of the Schedule D Changes https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=43 A review of the IRS draft changes to Form 1040, specifically Schedule D and Form 4562 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=43 Draft Changes to Form 1040 Schedules B & C https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=42 A review of the key changes to the draft of Schedules B & C of Form 1040 for 2017 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=42 Key Changes to Draft of Form 1040 Schedule A https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=41 Key changes in the draft of Form 1040 Schedule A as posted on the IRS website Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=41 IRS releases draft 2017 tax forms on its website - Highlights of the Form 1040 Changes https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=40 An overview of key changes on draft tax Form 1040 for the 2017 tax year Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=40 Four Strategies for Lowering Your Tax Bill https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=39 Strategies that can reduce your exposure, allowing you to keep more of your own money by maximizing deductions or qualifying for a lower tax bracket. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=39 What a Business Accountant can do for you https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=38 The value of a skilled business accountant Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=38 5 Types of Businesses & Their Tax Laws https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=37 A description of five ways to set up a business and the tax laws relating to each. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=37 Three Things to Know Before Starting a Business https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=36 Valuable tips for those starting a business to help set up their financial systems correctly. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=36 Client Identity Theft Checklist https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=35 Action Steps for Recovery after Identity Theft Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=35 Recent College Graduates: Get a Smart Start on Your Future - Part 3 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=34 Tax tips for graduates relocating for a new job and info about lifelong learning credit options Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=34 College Graduates: Get a Smart Start on Your Future - Part 2 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=33 Valuable tips for recent college graduates regarding tax planning, school loan deductions and issues facing entrepreneurs Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=33 Recent Graduates: Get a Smart Start on Your Future https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=32 Advice for recent college graduates on reducing taxable income Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=32 The Pitfalls of Being a Responsible Person Under Code Section 6672 (Part 5) https://sharrardmcgee.com/blog.php?id=31 A discussion of two cases involving responsible person designation for restaurants that went out of business. 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