E-Filing is the Way to Go – 4 Top Reasons

More than 80% of taxpayers file electronically…and for good reason. Or rather, good reasons (plural)—four to be exact. E-filing offers an efficient and highly secure method for filing your tax return. And if that’s not reason enough, take a moment to read through our Top 4:

Electronic Filing Starts January 30th

As of January 30, 2013, the IRS will begin processing individual income tax returns for the majority of United States taxpayers. Be sure to get your tax documents organized now. You can use our Client Center on our website to securely upload your documents to our office.

New Tax Bill… What it Means to You

With the passing of the new ‘Fiscal Cliff” Act, taxpayers need to be aware of how it may affect them in the coming years. As such, we’ve compiled detailed information for you within this blog post.

At a high level, the act permanently extends provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) and Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (JGTRRA) with a few modifications targeting the wealthiest Americans with higher taxes. The new bill also temporarily extends many other tax provisions that had lapsed at midnight on December 31, 2012, and others that had expired a year earlier. (NOTE: Among the tax items not addressed by the act was the temporary lower 4.2% rate for employees’ portion of the Social Security payroll tax, which was not extended and has reverted to 6.2%.)

Tips on S Corporation Compensation

The IRS continues to challenge S Corporation shareholders regarding proper methods for paying themselves. That said, it’s critical that your S Corporation structure is set up appropriately and that compensation is paid and reported correctly. For example, in a recent court appeal case, an attorney was slapped with penalties and interest after failing to remit payroll taxes for his corporation—even though compensation was reported on a 1099-MISC and individual income and social security taxes were paid. This is a good example of why S Corps must ensure that payments are reported as compensation by December 31, 2012, and that appropriate tax deposits are made and payroll tax returns are filed.

Tis the “Season of Giving”… Holiday Tax Tips for You

It’s year end already, and with it comes the race to get ready for tax season. Traditionally, December marks a time for giving generously to charities, family, and friends. It’s also a time that can have a major impact on your upcoming tax return. But fear not, we’ve compiled a few helpful “Season of Giving” tips for you (courtesy of the IRS), covering everything from charity donations to refund planning.

After-election Tax Implications… What to Expect in 2013

With the election behind us, we now have a much clearer picture of how taxes will be affected in 2013 and beyond. With this insight, we can better help our clients create strategic, fiscally responsible tax programs for the coming year.

Under the Obama administration, the objective is to maintain the old tax rates for taxpayers with adjusted gross income below $250,000. (The old tax rates were originally enacted under the Bush administration and set to expire at the end of 2012.)

Changes to Your Client Portal…What You Need to Know

You may have already noticed some changes to your personal portal. To ensure that you are able to continue to easily navigate within your portal, we’ve compiled the following list that explains recent core enhancements.

What you will see when you log in:

It’s a New Brand Day

It’s a New Brand Day at RFC Advisors, LLC! We are excited to announce the recent launch of our firm’s new brand. We’ve been working very hard to enhance our website, develop helpful new client communications, create premium marketing materials, and give our firm a major facelift.

Key Tips for Using Social Media Effectively in Your Small Business

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that social media is not one size fits all. Every small business is different and will have different social media needs. For example, some may be looking to acquire new clients while others may want to use social media channels to strengthen customer relationships or educate their audience.

May QuickBooks Tips & Tricks

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