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  • Worried about an IRS audit? Prepare in advance

    IRS audit rates are historically low, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report (visit www.gao.gov/assets/gao-22-104960.pdf), but that’s little consolation if your return is among those selected to be examined.

  • Lost your tax-exempt status? Here’s how to regain it

    So you forgot to file your not-for-profit’s Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-N with the IRS. It can happen — particularly with newer organizations that are still trying to get a handle on all the financial and regulatory requirements of running a nonprofit.

  • Deducting a trust’s charitable donations

    If you’re charitably inclined, it may be desirable to donate assets held in a trust. Why? Perhaps you’re not ready to let go of assets you hold individually. Or maybe the tax benefits of donating trust property would be more attractive than making an individual donation.

  • Is it time to review and refresh your nonprofit’s board?

    Perhaps your not-for-profit has lost a few board members in the turmoil of the past few years. Or maybe your current lineup simply isn’t meeting your organization’s leadership challenges. There are many reasons to review and rebuild a board of directors.

  • How to give your QuickBooks Online forms a new look

    Your sales forms are a part of your company’s identity. Make them professional, personalized, and polished.

  • 2022 Q4 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

    Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2022. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you.

  • Using agreed-upon procedures to target specific items of concern

    Your CPA offers a wide menu of services. One flexible offering, known as an “agreed-upon procedures” engagement, provides limited assurance on a specific aspect of an organization’s financial or nonfinancial information. What’s covered?

  • What does “probate” mean?

    The term “probate” is one you’ve probably heard and might associate with negative connotations. But you may not fully understand what it is. For some people, the term conjures images of lengthy delays waiting for wealth to be transferred as well as bitter disputes among family members.

  • What makes charitable donors give?

    People give to charity for many reasons — to “make a difference” or “give back,” to reduce their tax burden and even to impress their peers. These many motivations can be frustrating for not-for-profits looking for a magic formula.

  • Seller-paid points: Can homeowners deduct them?

    In its latest report, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced that July 2022 existing home sales were down but prices were up nationwide, compared with last year.

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