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The IRS has implemented a new verification process for taxpayers who want to access their online tax accounts and self-help tools that includes taking a selfie and submitting a photo of their driver’s license or passport to the third-party service, ID.me. Questions: Why are they requiring this new authentication procedure? True or False: Selfies from… Read more »

So Can You Tell Me What The Tax Reg. Is For Deductible Tatoos?

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According to Accounting Today, the year 2021 saw some pretty outrageous business deductions. Questions: Which deduction were you the most surprised about? Pick one of the deductions mentioned and write a paragraph to justify its legitimacy. What is the problem with a long-distance call to a client for $0.14? Source: Cohn, M. (2021) The craziest… Read more »

Another Ponzi Scheme

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A recent Department of Justice (DoJ) press release indicates that John Piccarreto, Jr., 38, of Rochester, NY, was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and filing a false tax return in connection with a Ponzi scheme. Questions: What was Mr. Piccarreto’s sentence and the amount of restitution required? How many investors were defrauded? What… Read more »

Have you considered Inflation Bonds?

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According to the New York Times, rising prices have affected both consumer goods and some government savings bonds. However, they could also benefit investors looking for safe spaces for their money. Questions: What type of return will the new series I savings bonds, known as inflation bonds to be issued in the next six months,… Read more »

High Costs to Comply with Sales Taxes

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According to a new survey as reported by Accounting Today, midsized businesses spend 163 hours per month on sales tax compliance, typically costing more than $17,000. Questions: Which industry had the highest total estimated costs per month? What percentage greater in the amount of time was spent by the retail industry as compared to the manufacturing… Read more »

The New Retirement Model

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According to the Washington Post, well-off Americans retiring early while balancing the economy with health concerns and drawing on federal stimulus funds, market gains, and equity from skyrocketing home values. Questions: What unusual trend is happening along with the early retirement course? When does Social Security allows most people to enroll for retirement payments? According… Read more »

Unionization at Amazon?

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According to the Washington Post, workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York’s Staten Island have launched a union drive in an ambitious bid to organize one of the world’s largest employers. Questions: How many locations would have an employee vote to unionize at Amazon warehouses? During the coronavirus pandemic, by what percentage have Amazon’s… Read more »

Supply Chain Woes Spill over into Tax and Accounting

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According to Accounting Today, a new survey by Ernst & Young finds growing worries about transfer pricing among business leaders., as well as global tax changes. Questions: How many professionals were polled by the E&Y survey and what was the makeup of the group? What issues did respondents think are most likely to come under… Read more »

New IRS requirements on R&D Refund Claims

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According to Accounting Today, the IRS wants more detailed information about all the business components for which the research and development credit claims relate for each year and for each business component. Questions: What is the form that is required under this new direction? How long have companies been allowed to take this research and… Read more »

A New Way to Pay Less Tax (if you are rich).

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According to the New York Times, opportunity zones appear to be providing new ways for the wealthy to cut their tax bills rather than to the direct money to people who live in designated zones.  Questions Often, advertising combines opportunity zones tax breaks with other tax breaks. What are some of these? How many opportunity zones… Read more »