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2016 Year-End Tax Planning

Another year is coming to a close, and that means another tax season is right around the corner. Once again, Burkett Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, P.A. want you to be aware of the important tax changes that could affect your individual, family, or business tax filings. Individuals can view the complete tax ...

Key Tax Developments, Quarter 3

Each quarter brings new and complex changes to tax codes and regulations. Here are some changes for Quarter 3 that you need to be aware of: In August, the IRS proposed regulations that would close estate and gift tax loopholes commonly used to lower the taxable value of their transferred assets and minimize the burden [&hel...

Employment Law Update: December 1, 2016 Deadline for Compliance with new Overtime Rules is Now on Hold

In a surprising decision, late Tuesday afternoon a U.S. District Court in Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime pay regulations until further order of the court.  The regulations were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  Click here to ...

CLIENT ALERT: January 15 Deadline For W-2s & 1099s

The deadlines have changed and are effective for tax year 2016 (filed in 2017). In 2017, both paper and electronic tax year 2016 Forms W-2, and W-3 and those 1099s that include nonemployee compensation in Box 7, must be filed by January 31, 2017. If you are responsible for providing this information to us for [&hel...

New IRS Warning On Fake ACA Emails

The IRS and the Security Summit is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for a fake email circulating regarding the Affordable Care Act. The fake emails all have the same characteristics, so if you receive a suspicious email, check for these things: The inclusion of a fake CP2000 as an attachment An address located [&hel...

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