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New Partnership Rules are in Effect

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jan 30, 2019 7:07:00 AM

Effective January 1, 2018, new rules took effect for partnership taxpayers. These "Partnership Audit Rules" affect how taxes (as well as penalties and interest) are assessed when a partnership has been audited by IRS.

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Topics: IRS, partnerships

6 Common Tax Mistakes You Should Avoid

Posted by Matt Szydlowski, CPA on Jan 29, 2019 7:02:00 AM

Tax season is here, once again! I anticipate that this season will be different than tax years of the recent past due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”). While a lot has changed, there a few things about tax season that never change – mistakes.

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Topics: Taxes - Individual, deductions

Business and Motivational Podcasts You Should Check Out

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Jan 24, 2019 6:23:00 AM

At Zinner, we love learning! In December, we shared a list of a few business-related books we enjoyed reading in 2018. But reading a book isn’t always practical. For example, reading while driving is frowned upon. Thankfully, we can listen to podcasts and learn while we commute.

Our team loves listening to podcasts, so we thought we’d share some of our favorites with you. Here are a few of our favorites and why we enjoy them:

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Topics: leadership

The Clarion Call for Nonprofit Transparency

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Jan 22, 2019 8:05:00 AM

The nature of charitable giving has changed, and there are four primary reasons for this:

  • Technology has made it not only easier to give to charities, but to know about charities and how efficiently they perform.
  • Changes in the U.S. tax code have created a disincentive for giving, especially for those who gave strictly for purposes of a tax deduction.
  • The rise of Donor Advised Funds (DAF) has made it easier for donors to contribute meaningfully to a cause.
  • Concerns for transparency and organizational efficiency have driven the need for increased disclosure and external oversight.
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Topics: non-profits, non-profit reporting, audits

IRS Announces it Will Waive Tax Penalties for Under-Withholding and Underpayment for Some

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jan 17, 2019 11:46:44 AM

The IRS announced this week in IRS Notice 2019-11 that it would not penalize taxpayers whose tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short last year due to failing to change their withholding under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

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Topics: IRS, income tax, tax, withholding, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

How the Government Shutdown Will Affect Your Tax Return and Refund…the Saga Continues

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jan 16, 2019 11:17:39 AM

Previously, we shared how the Whitehouse stated there would be no disruption to tax filing or the issuance of refunds.

On Tuesday, the IRS shared some details of its revamped contingency plan for operations during the government shutdown.

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Topics: Shutdown, income tax, IRS

11 Quick Tips to Improve Cash Flow

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Jan 15, 2019 7:56:00 AM

 

Steady cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business. With it, you have flexibility to make important purchases, hire additional employees and acquire new assets. Without it, you may be in jeopardy of losing your best people and perhaps customers.

So here are 11 quick tips to help you improve your cash flow:

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Topics: planning

Zinner & Co. sponsor of Cleveland Play House production of “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood”

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Jan 11, 2019 7:37:00 AM

Zinner & Co. is pleased and proud to sponsor and support the Cleveland Play House production of Ken Ludwig’s “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood,” which runs from February 2nd through February 24th at the Allen Theater. The historic Allen Theater first opened in 1921 and underwent a dramatic reconfiguration in September of 2011.

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Topics: Community, Firm news

Think Before Signing onto that Free Wi-Fi

Posted by Frank Geric on Jan 10, 2019 6:30:00 AM

If you’ve traveled you know how unproductive travel time can feel sitting and waiting for your plane. So, you figure you’ll just hop on the airport’s Wi-Fi and check your email or send out a proposal. NOT SO FAST!

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Topics: cybersecurity, security, identity theft

What Will the Government Shutdown Mean to Your Tax Return?

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jan 8, 2019 1:20:22 PM

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the battle between the President and Congress over funding for a southern border wall. The government “shutdown” created by the impasse has created a lot of uncertainty about many government-provided services.

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Topics: IRS, taxes, Taxes - Individual, Taxes - Corporate & Business, Shutdown

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