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Farm Use Valuation

July 21, 2020

The reporting period for Farm Use Valuation is open until September 1, 2020.  Each year the reporting period runs July 1st through September 1st. Beginning this year, you may file this report electronically or as a paper copy. You might receive a pre-printed copy from your County Assessors’ office if you filed in 2019. Please…

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3 items to consider after filing your taxes

July 15, 2020

The tax filing deadline for 2019 tax returns has been extended until July 15 this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After your 2019 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, there may still be some issues to bear in mind. Here are three considerations. 1. Some tax records can now be thrown…

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2020 Tax Deadline Updates

July 14, 2020

The 2020 tax filing season has been like no other, with the IRS taking “unprecedented and drastic” actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Taxpayers aim to get their tax returns in the mail on time, the COVID-19 pandemic may result in returns sitting in mail facilities for days. The IRS has announced taxpayers…

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What qualifies as “coronavirus-related distributions” from a retirement plan?

June 24, 2020

As you may have heard, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows “qualified” people to take certain “coronavirus-related distributions” from their retirement plans without paying tax. So how do you qualify? In other words, what are coronavirus-related distributions? Early distribution basics In general, if you withdraw money from an IRA or eligible…

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Good financial records are the key to tax deductions and trouble-free IRS audits

June 16, 2020

If you operate a small business, or you’re starting a new one, you probably know you need to keep financial records of your income and expenses. In particular, you should carefully record your expenses in order to claim the full amount of the tax deductions to which you’re entitled. And you want to make sure…

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A Nonworking Spouse Can Still Have an IRA

June 12, 2020

It’s often difficult for married couples to save as much as they need for retirement when one spouse doesn’t work outside the home — perhaps so that spouse can take care of children or elderly parents. In general, an IRA contribution is allowed only if a taxpayer has compensation. However, an exception involves a “spousal”…

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Horace Emery Appointed to AICPA Auditing Standards Board

June 4, 2020

Suttle & Stalnaker is proud to announce Audit and Consulting Member Horace Emery’s appointment to the AICPA Auditing Standards Board. Horace has been in public accounting since 1979 and continues to provide technical assistance on accounting and auditing engagements. Horace has specialized in financial and compliance audits in the not-for-profit and governmental sectors for more…

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Webinar: PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

June 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us for our June 2nd PPP Webinar. Please find accompanying materials below: Slideshow: PPP Webinar Presentation_6_2_2020 Q&A: PPP webinar Q&A_Final   For more information or questions, contact your local Suttle & Stalnaker office.

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Navigating Loan Modifications in Response to COVID-19

May 28, 2020

By Kelly Shafer, Member During this unprecedented time, financial institutions may be faced with a growing number of borrowers requiring modifications to their loan terms. With many customers feeling the economic impacts of COVID-19 and struggling to make payments institutions will inevitably experience an increase in the number of troubled debt restructurings (TDRs). The good…

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IRS releases 2021 amounts for Health Savings Accounts

May 27, 2020

The IRS recently released the 2021 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). HSA basics An HSA is a trust created or organized exclusively for the purpose of paying the “qualified medical expenses” of an “account beneficiary.” An HSA can only be established for the benefit of an “eligible individual” who is covered under a…

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