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Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#2 Marginal vs. Effective Tax Rates https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#1 Understanding marginal and effective tax rates is important for tax planning purposes, but many taxpayers don't fully understand the difference. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#1 If You Receive an IRS Letter or Notice https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#5 The IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Many of these letters and notices can be dealt with without calling or visiting an IRS office. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#5 Defer Capital Gains Using Like-Kind Exchanges https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#3 If real estate's your game, did you know that it's possible to defer capital gains by taking advantage of a Section 1031 exchange that allows you to swap investment property on a tax-deferred basis? Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#3 What Is a Designated Roth Account? https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#2 If you are a high-income earner who participates in a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) retirement plan that has a designated Roth account, making contributions to that account could be a smart move. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#2 Verifying Your Identity When Calling the IRS https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#4 If you need to contact the IRS, you will be asked to verify your identity. Here's what you need to know before you call. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#4 Tax Rules for Divorce and Alimony Payments https://www.beancountersonline.com/newsletter.php#5 Tax rules regarding divorce and separation can and do change - as they recently did under tax reform - and the last thing on anyone's mind during a divorce or separation is its effect on their tax situation. 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What does that mean to me? https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=7 Have questions on the fiscal cliff? Looking for a CPA in Pittsburgh that specializes in taxation for small business? BeanCounters is Pittsburgh premier tax preparation and CPA firm. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:00:00 -0600 https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=7 Flexible Spending Accounts https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=6 Flexible Spending Account limits and Pittsburgh Tax Preparation Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:00:00 -0600 https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=6 Tax Tips for the For College Tuition and Higher Education https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=5 There are two federal tax credits available to help you offset the costs of higher education for yourself or your dependents. These are the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=5 Do I have to file a tax return? https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=4 There are some instances when you may want to file a tax return even though you are not required to do so. Even if you donâ??t have to file, here are seven reasons why you may want to: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=4 Do you have prior year tax returns that need to be filed? https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=3 The IRS Has $1.1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2007 Income Tax Return Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=3 Taxation and Payroll for New Business Owners https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=1 As a licensed CPA firm, we are often engaged to fix tax issues and payroll problems very late in the process. We have had a handful of clients that have had to resort to bankruptcy due to problems caused by inaccurate and inadequate payroll tax and/or state tax filings. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:00:00 -0600 https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=1 Bean Counters CPA Pittsburgh https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=2 At Bean Counters Tax and Accounting services we are a licensed CPA firm. We are considered a full service payroll provider as well specializing in developing customizing payroll solutions for businesses who have anywhere from 1 to 1,000 employees. Sun, 14 Nov 2010 09:00:00 -0600 https://beancountersonline.com/blog.php?id=2