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      2017 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Businesses

      2017, Tax Planning for Small Businesses

      There are a number of end of year tax planning strategies that businesses can use to reduce their tax burden for 2017. Here are a few of them:

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      2017 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Individuals

      Individuals, 2017, Year-End Tax Planning

      Once again, tax planning for the year ahead presents a number of challenges: What tax reform measures (if any) will actually become legislation--and when they take effect (e.g. retroactive to January 1, 2017, or a future date); A number of tax extenders expired at the end of 2016, which may or may not be reauthorized by Congress and made retroactive to the beginning of the year?; And there are the normal variations in individual tax circumstances such as the sale of a home that could bump up income into another tax bracket.  With this in mind, let's take a look at some of the tax strategies you can use given the current uncertainties.

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      Security Summit Warns of New Phishing Email Targeting Tax Pros

      Fraud, IRS, 2017

      IR-2017-111, June 23, 2017

      WASHINGTON – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to beware of phishing emails purporting to be from a tax software education provider and seeking extensive amounts of sensitive preparer data.

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      2017, Tax Reform, President Trump

      On Wednesday, April 26th, the White House released President Donald Trump’s tax reform goals and key priorities. The reform proposes slashed corporate tax rates, flattened individual marginal income tax brackets, and repeal of the estate and alternative minimum taxes.

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      Eight Tax Facts about Exemptions and Dependents

      Tax-exempt, 2017, Dependents

      Most people can claim an exemption on their tax return. It can lower your taxable income, which in most cases, that reduces the amount of tax you owe for the year. Here are eight tax facts about exemptions to help you file your tax return.

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      IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2017

      Fraud, 2017, Tax Scams

      Compiled annually by the IRS, the "Dirty Dozen" is a list of common scams taxpayers may encounter in the coming months. While many of these scams peak during the tax filing season, they may be encountered at any time during the year. Here is this year's list:

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