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All You Need to Know about the New Tax Extender Legislation

Congress has reached a bipartisan agreement on tax extenders, aptly named “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015”. Much to everyone’s surprise, some were made permanent while others were only extended for a period of time. Congress also modified

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Forgot Something? It’s Not Too Late to Amend Your Return

If you discover that you forgot something on your tax return, you can amend that return after it has been filed. The need to amend can be because of: Receiving an unexpected or amended K-1 from a trust, estate, partnership,

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President’s Budget Proposal

The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal was just released and includes a number of tax proposals that would increase the taxes on higher-income taxpayers and provide more tax breaks for low- to middle-income taxpayers. The following are some highlights

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October 15th Extension Deadline Approaching

If you were unable to file your 2013 individual tax return by April 15th and filed an extension, you should be aware that the extension gave you until October 15th to file your return or face a late filing penalty,

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Don’t Get Scammed, They Are Very Clever

You may think we harp a lot on protecting yourself against identity theft. You are right…because having your identity stolen becomes an absolute financial nightmare, sometimes taking years to straighten out. Identity thieves are clever, relentless, and always coming up

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Formation of Green Newton Jamison LLP

Salem, Oregon – November 18, 2013 – Local Certified Public Accountants, Phil Green, Ken Newton, and Steven Jamison announce the formation of Green Newton Jamison LLP, a full service tax, accounting, and business advisory firm and successor to Phillip F.

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ACA Employee Notification Requirement

Beginning Oct. 1, any business with at least one employee and $500,000 in annual revenue must notify all employees by letter about the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchanges. The requirement applies to any business regulated under the Fair Labor

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Mandatory Health Insurance Will Begin in 2014

Beginning in 2014 the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (the health care legislation sometimes known as Obama Care) will impose the new requirement that U.S. persons, with certain exceptions, have minimal, essential health care insurance.

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Estimated Taxes Are Due

The third installment of 2013 individual estimated taxes is due. Our tax system is a “pay-as-you-go” system. To facilitate that concept, the government has provided several means of assisting taxpayers in meeting the “pay-as-you-go” requirement. These include: Payroll withholding for

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Congress Puts Lid On Health Flexible Spending Arrangements

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (new health care law), employee contributions to health flexible spending arrangements (health FSA) are now being limited to a maximum pre-tax contribution of $2,500.

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