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Welcome & A Few Updates

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog, General | Comments Off on Welcome & A Few Updates

Welcome & A Few Updates

The clocks aren’t the only things that have recently changed here at Adam Traywick, CPA. Over the last couple of months we’ve been updating, upgrading, and doing everything we can to make things easier and better for our clients. The first thing you’ve probably noticed is our new and improved website. We had some great information on the old site, but many of you expressed concern that you have trouble locating the information you need. Our new site: Is organized to make things easier to find Gives you a better understanding of the accounting...

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Accounting Changes from the Fiscal Cliff

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Blog, Management, Tax Tips | Comments Off on Accounting Changes from the Fiscal Cliff

Accounting Changes from the Fiscal Cliff

  This week, Congress finally stopped arguing and posturing long enough to pass some legislation to help the nation avoid the Fiscal Cliff that would plunge our economy into oblivion (or maybe not depending on who you ask). The fact that it took until we technically went over the cliff to get a deal done only makes sense to someone inside the beltway, but I digress. I’ve had several calls and questions about how all of this is going to affect us going forward so let’s review what happened. Your taxes are going up, but not as...

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I Don’t Blame Romney

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Blog, General, Tax Tips | Comments Off on I Don’t Blame Romney

I Don’t Blame Romney

A great debate drages during this election cycle about income taxes. Tax laws are scheduled to change at the end of the year. As a country we’re in debt up to our nose. Our economy isn’t running like the juggernaut it used to be. And Mitt Romney is running for President. As many of you know, Mitt is a millionaire many times over and a big deal has been made about his tax returns. He recently released his tax return for 2011, where he paid 14.1% in income taxes. While I will not get into a debate about his politics, many people...

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Your Taxes are Changing

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Blog, Tax Tips | Comments Off on Your Taxes are Changing

Your Taxes are Changing

With the Bush tax cuts set to expire again at the end of 2012 and the US mired in political gridlock, I wanted to take a high level look at what to expect with taxes. Obviously, we don’t know what will happen in Washington. A lot will be decided by the results of the coming election and the subsequent lame-duck session of Congress, however a lot of things are scheduled to happen if Congress doesn’t intervene. If the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire: Our tax brackets are changing for 2013. The lowest bracket moves up from 10% to...

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Best of the Web – Summer Edition

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Blog, Management, Marketing, Tax Tips | Comments Off on Best of the Web – Summer Edition

Best of the Web – Summer Edition

Every now and then, I’m planning to run a feature with the best business articles and ideas that I’ve seen on the net. This first one is going to be big since I’ve been saving articles for a while now. These are all articles that either helped me with my business or provided some interesting ideas. I hope some of them will help your business as well.     Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know but Can Learn From from conversionxl.com. Interesting study about the psychology of pricing and how different numbers appeal...

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Blog, Tax Tips | Comments Off on Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Texas is hosting its annual sales tax holiday this weekend – August 17th, 18th, and 19th. On approved items, such as clothing, shoes, and school supplies, you will not be charged sales tax which will save you about an extra 8%. It’s a great opportunity to save money on back-to-school shopping!

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New IRS Audit Report for S-Corps

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Blog, Tax Tips | Comments Off on New IRS Audit Report for S-Corps

The IRS recently issued a report about its audits of S-corporations. The report found that 62% of the time, the audit resulted in no changes for the taxpayer. However, when audit adjustments were made, the service recommended changes amounting to an additional $5.7 billion in taxes from 2007 to 2011 or approximately $105,534 per audit. The report goes on to say that the large dollar amount of audit changes, coupled with the overall increase in the popularity of S-corps, will lead to more S-corp audits in the future. What does this mean for...

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April 17th approaches, is your tax return ready?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Blog, Tax Tips | Comments Off on April 17th approaches, is your tax return ready?

The individual filing deadline is about 2 weeks away. If you haven’t already filed your tax return, welcome to crunch time. While USPS will be open late to handle those last second filers, you don’t have to be one of those people. If you know you will need a little extra time to get your return together this year, you can file form 4868 – Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File… It’s got a really long name, but the important part is you won’t have to file your return until October 15th. The...

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Congratulations on your Screaming Bundle of Tax Savings!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Blog, Tax Tips | Comments Off on Congratulations on your Screaming Bundle of Tax Savings!

I have had many friends become parents in the past year. I guess it’s that phase of life for my generation. While we don’t have any children yet, I would think that parenting would be one of the most challenging and rewarding things in life. I know that children certainly present their share of financial challenges as well. The US Department of Agriculture recently estimated that it costs $226,920 to raise a child to age 18, and that doesn’t even consider if the kid wants to go to college. Fortunately, Uncle Sam has decided...

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How to Pay Your CPA Less

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Accounting, Blog, Tax Tips | Comments Off on How to Pay Your CPA Less

Every year, from now until April 15th, there will be endless articles about how to get ready to visit your CPA. I even considered writing one, but after seeing how many were out there, I decided that something else would be more valuable to my readers, an article telling them how to pay their CPA less this year. I come from the school of thought that I want to pay and treat service providers well. From the waitress at my favorite lunch place to the guy that fixed my chimney, I believe that if I treat them well and I am willing to pay a fair...

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