Tax Planning

Records

Records Retention Guidelines to Remember During Spring Cleaning

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Warm weather and rainy days bring the urge to purge. But before you clean your file cabinets or declutter your computer files, it's important to review these guidelines. Federal Tax Records Most tax advisors recommend that you retain copies of your finished tax returns indefinitely to prove that you actually filed. Even if you don't keep th... Learn more

Fraud

Look Out for These Five Fraud Perpetrators

Amy Buben

The Embezzler. The Common Thief. The Hacker. The Inventor. The Glutton. No, these aren't cartoon villains. They're all-too-real occupational fraud perpetrators who fleeced their employers of thousands — or even millions — of dollars. Although we've attached the names to actual criminals in cases reported by the U.S. Justice D... Look out

Tax-Planning

Three Questions You May Have After You File Your Return

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Once your 2018 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, you may still have some questions. Here are brief answers to three questions that we’re frequently asked at this time of year. Question #1: What tax records can I throw away now? At a minimum, keep tax records related to your return for as long as the IRS can a... Learn the three questions

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Create a “Road Map” For Your Estate Plan

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

No matter how much effort you’ve invested in designing your estate plan, your will, trusts and other official documents may not be enough. Consider creating a “road map” — an informal letter or other document that guides your family in understanding and executing your plan and ensuring that your wishes are carried out. Navigating ... Road Mapping Your Estate Plan

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No, It’s Not Unusual to Include Your Pet in Your Estate Plan

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

An unexpected outcome of the recent death of designer Karl Lagerfeld is that the topic of estate planning for pets has been highlighted. Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, Choupette, played a major role in his brand. The feline was the subject of a coffee table book and has a large Instagram following. Before his death, Lagerfeld publicly expresse... Are you including your pet in your estate plan?

Tax

Divorcing Business Owners Need to Pay Attention to Tax Implications

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

If you’re getting a divorce, you know it’s a highly stressful time. But if you’re a business owner, tax issues can complicate matters even more. Your business ownership interest is one of your biggest personal assets and your marital property will include all or part of it. Transferring property tax-free You can generally divide most asse... Learn more

Business-Tax

What You Need to Know About Filing Gift and Estate Tax Returns

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Have you made substantial gifts of wealth to family members? Or are you the executor of the estate of a loved one who died recently? If so, you need to know whether you must file a gift or estate tax return. Filing a gift tax return Generally, a federal gift tax return (Form 709) is required if you make gifts to or for someone during the y... Learn more about filing gift and estate tax returns

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2019 Q2 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines For Businesses And Other Employers

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines that apply to businesses and other employers during the second quarter of 2019. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirement... View the tax calendar

How to Calculate Nondeductible Parking Expenses

Wendy Thompson

Legitimate business expenses – including parking expenses – that have always been deductible may now be nondeductible. There has been an increasingly large uproar about these nondeductible expenses since the regulations were released in December 2018 (Notice 2018-99). The regulations were billed as describing the process for nonprofits, but when... Learn how to calculate your parking expenses