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Tasty Tax Morsel - The IRS Wants A Bite!

Posted on April 23, 2013, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

A colleague posted the other day about including the value of employer provided meals when calculating overtime compensation. Employers often provide delicious edibles to promote healthy eating, improve morale, and foster collaboration over lunch. Emp…

IRS Announces Recognition of Legally Married Same-Sex Couples

Posted on August 30, 2013, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that all legally married same-sex couples, regardless of where they live, will be recognized for federal tax purposes, including income, estate, and gift …

Final Regulations on the 3.8% Net Investment Tax

Posted on November 26, 2013, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

The IRS issued final regulations on the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax on November 26, 2013. The 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax was enacted as part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Car…

2014 Inflation Adjustments - You May Gift $14,000 Tax-Free (Grandma, are you reading this?)

Posted on January 2, 2014, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

The Internal Revenue Service announced in October 2013 the annual inflation adjustments for a variety of tax provisions including tax rates, standard deductions, limitations for itemized deductions, and exclusion amounts. Fortunately for children and gra…

Wisconsin Extends Net Operating Loss Carryforwards to 20 Years and Allows Additional Credits Against Alternative Minimum Tax

Posted on March 15, 2014, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

Recently enacted Wisconsin legislation contained a number of significant changes to our state's corporation franchise and income tax laws that may affect your business's tax liability. For instance, among other important changes, net business loss, carry…

Revisit Your Choice of Entity - Is Pass-Through Taxation Right For You?

Posted on May 16, 2014, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

Did you pay more tax on the income generated by your business or investments in 2013 than in years past? With the 2013 tax year in the books, we are getting our first look at the impacts of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the 3.8% net invest…

Punt Blocked - Former Green Bay Packers Kicker Found Guilty of Defrauding the IRS with Two Las Vegas Businessmen

Posted on May 29, 2014, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

A federal jury in Las Vegas found a former NFL punter, Joseph Prokop, and two Las Vegas businessmen guilty of defrauding the IRS and aiding in the preparation of false tax returns. The three men used two Nevada companies named the "National Audit Defense…

Who needs a Tax Extenders Bill? It's only June!

Posted on June 5, 2014, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

Over the past few years, we have all become accustomed to tax deductions, credits, and reduced rates expiring. We have also become accustomed to our elected officials debating until the very last minute about whether to extend sunsetting tax provisions. …

Taxpayers Have Rights???

Posted on June 11, 2014, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

Taxpayer Bill of Rights - On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unveiled the new and improved "Taxpayers' Bill of Rights." Unbeknownst to most taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Code actually sets forth rights of taxpayers (who knew!). The IRS tout…

Royal Flush! FBARs Due June 30th

Posted on June 18, 2014, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

This is your reminder that your Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Reports (FBARs) are due on June 30th. If you have a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account, including a bank account, brokerage account, mutual fun…

Wausau and Other Wisconsin Taxpayers Beware of Tax Jail Scam

Posted on June 19, 2014, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

I received a telephone call from a prospective client yesterday. Let's call her Suzie. Suzie called me asking for guidance on how to handle a phone call she received from the IRS. The caller stated on Suzie's voicemail that Suzie had 2 hours to return th…

No More Marijuana Taxes!

Posted on June 25, 2014, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

I can't help but write a puff piece about the recent lawsuit filed in a Denver District Court earlier this week. In the lawsuit, the attorney is asking the court to block marijuana taxes in Colorado, claiming the state's tax system violates the Fifth Ame…

Using the Right Entity is Key to Successful Agribusiness

Posted on November 15, 2017, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Ag-Visor

Are you using the right business entity for your farm or other agribusiness?  I have worked with too many clients who have paid additional tax dollars or have been unable to achieve their succession planning goals due to their entity structure.  Learn fr…

Interagency Guidance on Accounting and Reporting Implications of Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

Posted on February 19, 2018, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Banking and Financial Matters

On January 18, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released guidance on the accounting implications of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (the “Act”…