Category Archives: Internal Revenue Service

Understanding the 2019 IRS Extension

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and consistent with our expectations, the IRS released their notice on March 21 outlining the 90-day automatic extension for federal income tax filing and payments. This deferment applies to  individuals, trusts, corporations and non-corporations without interest or penalties, regardless of amount owed. What does this mean for the average taxpayer? […]

Special Edition: Update Regarding COVID-19

To Our Existing and Prospective Clients: The safety and well-being of our valued clients and employees is always our top priority. We understand that the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing uncertainty in our community. Senter, CPA is closely monitoring reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), […]

Income Tax Refund: The Do’s and The Don’ts

Are you expecting, or perhaps already received, an income tax refund from your 2019 filing? If so, a tax refund is an excellent opportunity to set yourself up for success and in a better financial position for the future. We’ve rounded up ten creative ways to put your tax refund to work: Do – 5 […]

Certified Public Accountant: Why You Need One in 2020

What does financial success mean to you? Security, peace of mind or perhaps more free time spent with family and friends probably sound right. Often times, the shape of financial success will change over the course of time (think: marriage, kids, starting a business).  It’s deeply meaningful to have a financial advocate along the way, […]

Tax Credits: Take Them All

With tax season in full swing you are probably starting to work on your personal return or getting ready to discuss your personal return with your CPA. One thing to keep in mind this year are tax credits; they’re real, they are valuable and you should take all you are entitled to. Tax credits are […]

2020 Tax Season: It Begins Today

Tax season officially starts today with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now accepting e-files for 2019 tax returns. Let the countdown begin: Days Remaining Common Documents Needed (please note this is not an exhaustive list and depends on each individuals situation): Income documents W-2(s), 1099(s), K-1(s) etc. Investment income and gain or loss detail Business […]

Workplace Dependent Care Benefits

If you have paid for the care of your dependent(s) in the past and anticipate that dependent care will likely continue through 2020, then you will want to think about a specific work place benefit that may be available through your employer. Dependent Care Benefits, located on your W-2, Box 10, allows you to exclude […]

IRS Penalties: Abatement & Resolution

Have you ever paid an IRS penalty or feel like you’ve accumulated too many penalty notices from the IRS? If so, it’s possible we can help alleviate the pain. Let’s review a couple of ways to reduce, remove or abate some of those penalties. There are many forms of penalties, such as failure-to-file (FTF), failure-to-pay […]

Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts: Understanding the FBAR

Did you know that a taxpayer must report certain foreign financial accounts, such as bank accounts, brokerage accounts and mutual funds each year, as part of the Bank Secrecy Act? By filing a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, otherwise known as FBAR (on FinCEN Form 114), to the IRS, you are ensuring that […]

Tax Scams: Be Careful, They Exist

As year-end approaches, we want to remind our friends and clients of potential tax scams that exist. Cyber criminals use these scams to obtain names, social security numbers, addresses and other personally identifiable information to file bogus tax returns or defraud you into sending them cash directly. Below is a list of the most common […]