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Tax Season 2014
Sherry L. DeAgostino

In This Issue

Asset Allocation: Who Are You Investing For?

It has been widely publicized that a principal determining factor in the volatility and return of an investment portfolio is the portfolio’s asset allocation. There are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing an appropriate allocation.
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How to Overcome Price Resistance This Tax Season

Every year, business owners, and especially individuals, have more choices when it comes to preparing their federal and state tax returns. That can translate into price resistance for tax preparers, but it doesn’t have to.
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The Five Must-Know Areas of Post-Filing Practice and Procedure

According to the latest IRS study measuring 2006 tax return data, the U.S. Treasury loses $450 billion annually due to taxpayer noncompliance, including underreporting income, overstating deductions and credits, nonfiling, and nonpayment (called tax gaps). The IRS has stepped up its efforts to reduce this gap by scrutinizing tax returns, collecting back taxes, and finding nonfilers.
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What You Need to Know About Forming a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

Advising nonprofit organizations on accounting and tax matters is a service that is a good way to build business in terms of gaining a new client business or helping an organization work through a special circumstance. Whether you’re well-versed in the ins and outs of nonprofits or need an updated perspective, here’s what you need to know about forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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Breaking the News: How to Prepare Your Clients for the Unexpected

As a tax preparer, you sometimes have to break the news to clients that they owe a large amount on their tax returns. In some cases, clients have no idea that this is coming and have not prepared for a large tax bill.
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