Accounting Tips for Dentists

Estimated Taxes and Withholding – What to Pay and When

Federal and Alabama taxes are collected on a pay-as-you-go system, either through withholding or estimated taxes. Do You Need to Pay Estimates? If your income is mainly from wages and you always have a substantial balance due at tax time, increase withholding and pass on making estimates. Otherwise consider if the following applies to you:…
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SafeSend Return FAQs

Many of you have successfully SafeSend returns e-sign feature as part of our tax return delivery process; however, we would like to take this opportunity to provide additional information and provide some extra incentive to give the program a try if you haven’t yet had the opportunity. SafeSend FAQs What are the benefits to you,…
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The IRS Raises 2023 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

As they do each year, the IRS announced 2023 retirement plan increases as follows: 2022 2023 2023 Catch Up 401(k), 403(b) & 457 $20,500 $22,500 $7,500 Traditional or Roth IRA $6,000 $6,500 $1,000 SIMPLE IRA $14,000 $15,500 $3,500 SEP IRA $61,000 $66,000 N/A   Catch-Up Contributions Individuals aged 50 or older are allowed to make…
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A Better Way to Make Federal and State Tax Payments?

By: Lane Hooper, CPA, Senior Accountant Since the pandemic began, the Internal Revenue Service has struggled to process returns, payments and correspondence. See our July 13th post (link here) if you’d like to read more in depth about the current state of affairs at the IRS. If one of our clients experiences an IRS issue,…
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2016 – 2017 Key Payroll Facts and Figures

Our “Key Payroll Facts and Figures” booklet has a quick reference guide, a few forms you might need, and a list of helpful links. You can find the guide by clicking the link above or by heading to the Resources tab on our website. If we can answer any questions regarding the information in the…
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New Per Diem Rates Effective October 1, 2016

There will be an update to per diem rates effective beginning October 1st. First, let me offer some background. If you have employees that incur frequent business travel, it can often be cumbersome for those employees (and perhaps for the chief accountant) to accumulate receipts for reimbursable expenses paid by the employee. As an alternative, tax…
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Use Tax Compliance for Business Owners

Business owners pay many different kinds of taxes every year. Of those taxes, sales tax is probably the easiest to understand. If a business owner buys $100 in dental supplies and the tax rate is 10%, then the business owner pays an extra $10 to cover the tax. The vendor collects and pays the sales…
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What to Consider when Purchasing a Company Vehicle

Clients often ask if there is an advantage to having a company vehicle, and unfortunately, it is not a simple answer. There are several variables to consider, and several pros and cons that go along with each variable. The first thing you must consider are the possible benefits having a company vehicle could bring to…
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