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Mike is the founder of the firm of Michael DiSabatino, CPA.  He produces this blog to keep his clients and friends informed of new tax laws, tax saving strategies, as well as, business tips.  If you have a question or comment for Mike, please use our Contact Form to reach out for us.

Are you a seasonal worker? Check your withholding!

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Are you a seasonal worker? Check your withholding!

Even if you only work during the summer and fall, you still need to check your tax withholding for 2018.
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Want a profitable business? Focus on customer service

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Customer service is one of the most vital yet overlooked paths to profitability. It's time to consider how to harness the power of customer service.

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Understanding Tax Terms: Contemporaneous Records - Why should you care?

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If you have problems getting to sleep at night and you turn to the IRS tax code for help, you might find some vocabulary that is very foreign to you. One of the more uncommon words used by the IRS is the term "contemporaneous." So what does it mean and why should you care?

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Don't forget your midyear tax-planning

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Don't forget your midyear tax-planning

Can you believe 2018 is already half over? If you haven't thought about your 2018 tax situation yet, it's time to do so.

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Audit-proof your shareholder loan

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Business owners may face a lot of scrutiny if they borrow money from their company and then get audited. Find out how you can prepare.

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Alimony Tax Changes Require Planning: Law change to have dramatic tax impact in 2019 and beyond

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The taxation of alimony will change drastically starting in 2019. Here’s what you need to know:

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Are business meals still deductible?

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Are business meals still deductible?

Deducting business meals with clients is no longer so clear-cut following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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A new credit for small business owners

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A new credit for small business owners

Starting this year, employers can take advantage of a new credit for paid family and medical leave created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Summer's a time for vacations and tax planning

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Don't let the warm weather go straight to your head. Make a point to review your tax plan and make effective changes while you still can this year.

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Want customer loyalty? Improve your waiting room

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Business Tip of the Month 

June 2018

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Reminder: Second Quarter Estimated Taxes Due - Now is the time to make your estimated tax payment

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If you have not already done so, now is the time to review your tax situation and make an estimated quarterly tax payment using Form 1040-ES. The second quarter due date is now here.

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June 2018 DiSabatino, CPA Newsletter

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June 2018

In this issue:

  • Tax Planning Time
  • Six Home Ownership Tax Benefits
  • Unconventional Summer Vacation Ideas
  • Five Great Finance Tips Everyone Should Know
  • Overlooked Business Metrics
  • New! Small Business Medical Leave Credit

This Month:

  • June 15th: 2nd quarter estimated taxes due
  • June 15th: 2017 tax deadline for Americans living abroad
  • June 17th: Father's Day

Summer is the perfect time to schedule a tax planning session. Take a look at the lead article to learn why. Summer is also peak season for buying a home. There are tax breaks discussed in this issue that may make owning a home more affordable for you. Also inside is a review of some often overlooked summer vacation ideas, as well as some classic finance fundamentals everyone should know.

Should you wish to review your situation, please feel free to call. Also feel free to forward this newsletter to someone who may benefit.

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6 ways to avoid a credit card catastrophe

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Do you feel like your credit card spending is out of control? Follow these six ways to lead you off the path of financial catastrophe.

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2019 Health Savings Account Limits: New contribution limits are on the horizon

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The savings limits for the ever-popular health savings accounts (HSA) are now set for 2019. The new limits are outlined here with current year amounts noted for comparison.

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Don't forget to document your spring cleaning donations

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Don't forget to document your spring cleaning donations

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Don't get hooked by a phishing scam

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Don't get hooked by a phishing scam

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Considering divorce? Think about your tax filing status

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If you're thinking about divorce, you should also be considering what tax filing status you should choose. Here's why.

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Make Your Child's Summer Break a Tax Break

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As a busy working parent, you may be concerned about what activities are available for your kids this summer. There may be a solution that’s also a tax break: summer camp!

Using the Child and Dependent Care Credit, you can be reimbursed for part of the cost of enrolling your child in a day camp this summer.

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Additional refunds result from FY 2017 audits

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Additional refunds result from FY 2017 audits

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Why a business appraisal is your best friend

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There are a lot of ways a business appraisal can help business owners. Take a look at why you should consider getting one.

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