Entries by IslerNW

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Did You Overlook Something on a Prior Tax Return? 

Article Highlights: Repercussions of Incorrect Tax Returns Filing Amended Returns Statute of Limitations for Refunds Potential of Audit It is not uncommon to discover that an item of income was overlooked, a deduction was not claimed, or that an amended tax document was received after the tax return was already filed.  Regardless of whether the […]

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Tax Exempt Organization Filing Deadline Approaching

Article Highlights: Information Filing Due Dates Calendar Year Nonprofit Fiscal Year Nonprofits Which Form To File Extension of Time to File Late Filing Penalty Failure To File For 3 Years State Filing Requirements Most organizations exempt from income tax under section 501(a) must file an annual information return or submit an annual electronic notice (Form […]


Reconstructing Individual Tax Records

Article Highlights  Advance Preparedness Cloud Storage Copies of Returns or Return Transcripts Records of Personal Residence and Real Property Vehicles Personal Property Business Records Hurricanes, fires, floods, tornadoes and other unanticipated events can all destroy tax records and require taxpayers to reconstruct financial records lost during such a tragedy or disaster. Individuals will need these […]

Important May 2023 Due Dates

May 2023 Individual Due Dates May 10 – Report Tips to Employer If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during April, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than May 10. Your employer is required to withhold FICA taxes […]

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What is the Difference Between an HSA and a Health FSA?

Article Highlights: Flexible Spending Accounts Common Features of an FSA FSA Allowable Medical Expenses  Unused Amounts (Use It or Lose It) Health Savings Accounts Enrolled in Medicare Covered Under a High-deductible Health Plan HSA Contributions and Contribution Limits HSA as a Supplemental Retirement Vehicle FSA-HSA Comparison Table The tax code provides two tax advantageous plans […]


When Can You Dump Old Tax Records?

Article Highlights: General statute is 3 years Some states are longer Fraud, failure to file and other issues can extend the statute Keeping the actual return Taxpayers often question how long records must be kept and the amount of time IRS has to audit a return after it is filed. It all depends on the […]