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Michael Maier
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Im a CPA and an attorney, licensed in Kentucky with an undergrad degree from Purdue University
Im a CPA and an attorney, licensed in Kentucky with an undergrad degree from Purdue University

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New opportunities for year-end tax planning abound with new tax law
Taxpayers have now had close to a year to evaluate the new provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. However, they have had much less time to look at proposed regulations interpreting those provisions and are still awaiting some proposed regulations and any ...

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Revenue recognition standard could affect bank loans to small businesses
The new revenue recognition standard doesn’t only affect publicly traded corporations and large privately held companies. It could have an impact on small businesses, particularly if they hope to obtain bank loans next year. Some small businesses may find t...

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What are clients’ biggest questions about reform?
Tax reform’s dizzying array of changes seemed to confuse preparers, lawmakers and the IRS alike. But amid all the new laws, which one stands out to clients? As with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act itself, answers can vary widely. “Many are concerned with the non-...

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IRS offers guidance on meals and entertainment deduction after tax reform
The Internal Revenue Service released guidance Wednesday on the business expense deduction for meals and entertainment in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was supposed to eliminate deductions for expenses pertaining to activities generally consi...

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How to improve upon last year's tax reform
Although the White House now acknowledges that Republicans will not be able to pass a second round of tax cuts before the midterm elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan has promised a vote on so-called Tax Reform 2.0 before then. But even if the politics are un...

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Corporate America ‘in limbo’ as IRS punts on foreign tax issue
U.S. companies anxiously awaiting guidance on how hard they’ll be hit by a new foreign levy in the tax overhaul will have to stay tuned for at least another two months. The Internal Revenue Service proposed regulations on Thursday spanning 157 pages that pr...

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Small businesses need major tax help
Despite the widespread belief that small businesses are a target for IRS audits, nearly a third of small-business owners think they overpay their taxes, according to a survey by B2B research firm Clutch of over 300 small-business owners and managers. “If th...
Small businesses need major tax help
Small businesses need major tax help
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IRS will allow contributions to state and local tax credit programs as deductible business expenses
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department said Wednesday that payments under state or local tax credit programs may be deductible as business expenses, permitting a workaround for businesses to the $10,000 limit on state and local tax deducti...

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Hold everything: What clients need to know about new withholding rules
Some clients, it now seems certain, will feel one of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s most significant changes for 2018 in the spring of 2019: sticker shock on their tax bill or refund. And it also seems certain that preparers can do only so much warning. “Taxpa...

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Finding the opportunity in the opportunity zones
Opportunity zones could be the single biggest tax break in decades, but the topic is not yet well known to many CPAs, and that lack of knowledge could end up costing your clients millions. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Congress in the final days of 2...
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