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Micro-Captive Insurance Companies Feel Pressure with Recent IRS Settlement Offers and Court Victories

The IRS announced Tuesday that it is sending time-limited settlement offers to certain taxpayers under audit with micro-captive insurance transactions.

IRS Releases Advance Payment Proposed Regulations for Accrual Method Taxpayers, Providing One-Year Deferral

On September 5, the IRS released guidance in the form of proposed regulations (Prop. Reg. §1.451-8) that address the receipt of payments from customers

Advance Payments: Potential for Longer Term Deferral under Newly Issued Regulations, Repeal of Regulation §1.451-5

Back in July, the IRS formally removed regulation §1.451-5 from the Code of Federal Regulation. The regulation had permitted some companies to defer

IRS Follows Through with Strategic Plan by Use of Data Analytics

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) set forth a Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018 through 2022. One of the six strategic goals within the plan is to:

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Putting a New Positive Spin on Education Costs

As another school year, the associated costs of education continues to rise. A way to prepare for these costs is to participate in a Qualified Tuition

The Best Things in Life Are Free - That Might Even Include Your Inheritance!

If you inherit property in Pennsylvania, you may soon be able to avoid the hefty burden of paying inheritance tax! Starting next year, minor children who

Ohio's New Budget

Although a couple of weeks late, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine finally signed into law the new state budget on Thursday, July 18. It was the third time in

Decline in Charitable Giving

After years of growth, many tax experts thought 2018 would show a decrease in charitable giving, especially among individuals who are part of the middle

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The Fed Cuts Interest Rate in July - Time to Revisit Your Estate Plan?

On July 31, 2019, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade. Although this may be bad news for your savings account,

Ohio Truckers See Increases in State Fuel Taxes

Truckers and other drivers in Ohio saw an increase in state fuel taxes earlier this summer when the Ohio tariff on gasoline increased 10.5 cents (to a

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