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Nobody has ever complained about starting to plan for retirement too early. Even if you’re still decades away from leaving your career, it’s a good idea to make some plans for that phase of life. Most people underestimate how much they should be saving for retirement, but even more people just don’t think about it at all. Here are some factors to take into consideration when you’re building your retirement nest egg.
Many companies have embraced a fluid workforce to keep up with the competition. Instead of hiring an entire staff of full-time employees, your business may utilize a mix employees, contractors, and seasonal staff to get the work done. It’s important to understand the difference between an employee and a 1099 contractor for tax purposes. Additionally, you should consider taking a closer look at your job descriptions and employee manuals and keep them up to date once you have them.
Over the long haul, people that hire CPA firms to prepare and file their income tax return save money. Companies benefit even more when they invest in bookkeeping and tax planning services. Camputaro and Associates, an Ormond Beach Tax Preparation CPA Firm, work hard to reduce your tax liability at the end of the year, but we also practice prevention with professional tax and estate planning services designed to reduce your tax burden.
Most people use the services of an accountant to file their income tax returns, but businesses also need assistance throughout the year. For example, an accountant provides essential assistance during the start-up phase. They can also help you with bookkeeping, filing sales and payroll taxes, and representing your company before local or federal tax authorities. Additionally, it’s good to have an accountant to call whenever you have questions or concerns regarding your company’s finances.
There are many reasons why retirees and people from all over the nation flock to the Sunshine State. In addition to beautiful beaches and gorgeous weather year-round, Florida offers many tax advantages. For starters, there is no state income tax for individuals. Sales and property taxes are also lower than in other areas of the country, and the city of Ormond Beach even made it onto the top 10 list of budget retirement cities.
Most people only think about hiring an accountant or CPA during tax season. While that’s certainly necessary given that the tax code is only getting more complicated and not less, your company can benefit from financial experts throughout the year, too. You need someone to handle your bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, and planning for the future. Most companies keep a bookkeeper on retainer. If you hire a CPA to do your books, then you have the option to ask them to perform additional services as you need them.
The deadline to file your income taxes this year is April 17, 2018. While some people aren’t required to file a tax return because they fall below the minimum income requirements, the majority of the population has to file. There are many reasons why you might not make it by the April deadline, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take action sooner. If you can’t file on time, you should ask for an extension right away. However, you may still be charged interest and penalties if you owe the IRS money.
Even if you’re not leaving millions of dollars for others to inherit, the assets you have accumulated during your lifetime can get passed along to your heirs. That can be a welcome windfall or necessary income for your loved ones. However, if you don’t hire an expert in estate planning, your beneficiaries may end up spending more money on taxes than you had planned. Fortunately, it’s not too late to act now.
Tax season is in full swing this time of year. Whether you own a business or collect a paycheck as an employee – you’re probably concerned with how much money you owe the IRS in taxes. While your CPA is figuring that out for you, it’s a good time to think about tax year 2018. After all, the newest tax bill that was passed at the end of 2017 is going to change things for a lot of people and companies. Here is what you can do to get ready.
Most tax accountants get really busy between February and April, because everyone is filing their taxes. With deadlines looming, it’s a good idea to get organized now. Before your accountant can get to work, they need all relevant documentation. It may seem annoying to gather all that paperwork, but it’s necessary. In some cases, the more paperwork you find, the larger your deductions, so it’s in your best interest to get busy. Here is a list of documents businesses and individuals need for tax time.
When it comes to accounting, a lot of people seem to think that it’s boring or that you have to be out of your mind to want to become an accountant. But honestly, nothing could be farther from the truth. There are a ton of reasons why accounting is one of the best fields and the best jobs a person could ask for.
2017 is lurching to a close, and people everywhere are looking to the end of the year and gazing ahead to the beginning of the new one. With all of the things that happen at the end of the year, especially Christmas and Thanksgiving, sometimes more mundane things can slip by. One of these boring things that tends to fall by the wayside is year-end tax planning.
There are many ways that a CPA in Ormond Beach, Florida can help you. Whether you need one for a business or you’re looking for an accountant to help with your personal life, Camputaro and Associates has been helping with tax related solutions for over 40 years. We are a full featured firm with experience in many facets of tax law and finance related issues.
As parents look ahead to the 2017-2018 school year, one thing that weighs heavily on their mind is the cost. With the rising costs of college tuition, virtually everyone is going to need some sort of financial aid. With that in mind, there are ways that parents can prepare their finances to make sure that their children receive the most aid they can.
Estate planning is something absolutely critical. As the old joke goes – two things in life are absolutely certain – death and taxes. You need to have a plan which is put in place in case of this particularly unfortunate event. It is important to ensure that you take this responsibility and make sure that other people are aware of it.
Estate planning is sometimes seen as a grisly and morbid affair, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Everyone has something that they are leaving behind, and ensuring that your wishes are followed when you are no longer here is just good sense. However, as the saying goes, only two things in life are certain, and both apply in this case.
With every new presidential administration comes proposed tweaks and revisions to the United States Tax Code. This is especially true when there is a dramatic shift of power. With President Trump’s ascension to the White House and a Republican majority in both the Senate and the House, the 2018 tax year promises to bring in some sweeping changes. Three of the biggest proposed changes are a restructuring of the existing tax brackets, elimination of key deductions, and a change to the filing status for millions of American citizens.
Minimizing your tax liability should be a priority for you throughout the year. While many of us only realize this shortly before tax time arrives, tax planning can help you to plan to reduce your tax by making smart decisions throughout the year. Whether you own a business or simply earn enough that your taxes are considerable, tax planning can help you to reduce what you owe so you keep more of your hard-earned money.
Ormond Beach is situated almost precisely between Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida, but is most well-known for its proximity to Daytona Beach. While overshadowed by nearby cities and events, Ormond Beach is home to 40,970 people (July 2015 census estimate) who enjoy the city's long stretches of beaches, diverse restaurants, and flourishing businesses. The city also features beaches on both sides of the Halifax River and against the sea, as well as diverse historic buildings, and multiple parks and museums.
Millions of people fall victim to identity theft every year, and no matter how careful you are, you may be one of them. While it is important to take steps to protect yourself and your information from identity theft, it is also crucial to learn to recognize the signs of theft so that you can take action and stop the thieves before you lose money.
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Ormond Beach, FL 32174