Long stereotyped as the generation too coddled to leave home, Millennials are finally growing up as they as they gain employment, pay rent, buy homes, get married and have kids. That is to say: they're making adult decisions and contributing to the economy in new ways as Baby Boomers retire; and, as Millennials come of age, they face the rite of passage that is paying taxes.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is set to bring on many changes. Not only will the taxes you pay to the federal government change, but your state taxes could change too as the gears of federalism shift in response. What changes are in store for New York?
There’s no question that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will have a wide-reaching impact on businesses and families of every type. You might understand a few aspects of the new law, but determining exactly what is in the law and how it will impact your bottom line may be difficult to determine until tax time next year.
Everyone knows that the logistics of international travel are complicated. From packing enough for your time away, to a long flight overseas, to the customs process and your passport - everything has to work in sync for your trip to be a success. However, if you have unpaid taxes, your trip overseas could get a little more complicated.
The holidays are a time of goodwill and generosity in gift giving for many families. This year could be a time in which you're ready to surprise a loved one with that big, memorable gift they have always wanted. Maybe you're a grandparent who wants to pay off your grandchild's school tuition bill or maybe you want to buy a car for your parents and present it with a bow on top, just like in the commercials.
As a business owner, making hiring decisions is one of the most important duties of your job. Talented employees contribute to the success of your business in immeasurable ways, but you know that you don’t always have to rely on employees to get the job done. Labor practices in business are changing, giving rise to a growing number of companies and workers who rely on contract work to make ends meet.
The number of people shopping online is growing daily. According to U.S. News, half of all Americans do regular shopping online, with nearly 20 percent of holiday gifts coming from online retailers in 2016. As a business owner, you know that accounting for sales tax is a regular part of brick-and-mortar sales. However, the rules for collecting sales tax from online transactions aren’t as clear.
Yes, even the IRS knows that they do not and cannot get everything right. The IRS can make mistakes during audits, collection actions and in other areas. Thankfully, individual and business taxpayers have the right to appeal an IRS decision. In fact, according to the IRS, its Office of Appeals, an independent branch of the IRS, hears more than 100,000 cases each year. Obviously, there are other reasons why an audit or collection case may go to appeals, including but not limited to mere disagreements between taxpayer and IRS representative.
Bitcoin is a private currency that is not under the control of a central bank. For these reasons, Bitcoin is attractive to many investors. For these same reasons, Bitcoin transactions are viewed suspiciously by the IRS and taxing authorities.