Resources

Do You Know the Tax Advantages of Employer-Offered Benefits?

Which benefits offered by your employer are you taking advantage of? Do you know all of the benefits available to you? Not only do many employer-offered benefits provide impactful resources to you and your family, but some save you significant money and taxes. Below is a list of benefits that your employer may offer and the tax benefits of each. If you’re unsure of what is available to you, we recommend asking your employer for more information.

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The Opportunities and Challenges from the Newly Passed SECURE Act

Congress recently passed—and the President signed into law—the SECURE Act, landmark legislation that may affect how you plan for your retirement. Many of the provisions go into effect in 2020, which means now is the time to consider how these new rules may affect your tax and retirement-planning situation.

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5 Ways to Organize Your Accounting Operations in 2020

Although the December activity of “making a list and checking it twice” is over, checklists are always a good idea to help you get organized. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get your business finances more organized, we recommend using this checklist to help you get started.

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Are You Prepared for the January 31st 1099-MISC Filing Date?

Because so many fraudulent tax returns are filed right after e-filing opens up in January, the IRS requires 1099-MISCs for NEC to be filed by January 31st and will not release refunds for individual income tax returns that include the earned income tax credit until the NEC amounts can be verified.

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Happy New Year from Cray Kaiser

As we begin a new decade, the CK team would like to extend a special message of thanks and gratitude for being part of our family throughout the years. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you, our clients and friends. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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What Is the Statute of Limitations on Unpaid Taxes?

Tax debt can quickly snowball from interest, penalties, late fees, and the amount of the taxes due. And if you have unpaid taxes that you haven’t yet been making payments toward, it might make you fearful that the IRS will come knocking one day. However, a lot of the scaremongering surrounding the IRS is largely sensationalized in media and daily conversation. Rest assured, agents won’t come bursting through your door just because you have tax debt.

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A Digital World, A Digital Firm: Three Characteristics of a Forward-Thinking Accounting Firm

The digital world is not only here, but it’s continuing to evolve and impact all aspects of our lives – accounting included. Last month the CK team took a trip to Silicon Valley for the QuickBooks Connect conference and we were reminded just how much technology has impacted the way in which we serve our clients. Technology has changed the way accounting departments are structured, how they communicate and the actual production of financial reporting.

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Nonprofit Crowdfunding 101

Whether you’re an established nonprofit, a concerned family member, or just someone with an idea and the drive to achieve it, crowdfunding can be an effective way to raise money and awareness. These days all it takes is a cause, an email address, and social media to start raising funds. If done properly you might find yourself meeting your goals in no time. But before you get started with your crowdfunding endeavor, especially as a nonprofit organization, there are a few tips and tax considerations to consider.

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Giving Back Responsibly: 3 Year-End Tips for Making Charitable Contributions

As the end of the year approaches and the holiday season brings on the spirit of giving, we will all see an uptick in the number of charitable solicitations arriving in our inboxes. And since some charities sell their contributor lists to other charities, frequent contributors may find themselves besieged by requests from unfamiliar organizations.

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