gkrb.com RSS Feed https://gkrb.com/ Take a look at our recent blog posts and client newsletter articles. en-us Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 What's New for 2020 Tax Returns https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#2 Taxpayers should be aware of several key items involving credits, deductions, and refunds when filing their tax returns this year. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#2 Taxable vs. Nontaxable Income https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#5 Are you wondering if there's a hard and fast rule about what income is taxable and what income is not taxable? The quick (and easy) answer is that all income is taxable unless the law specifically excludes it. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#5 Tax Filing Season Starts February 12 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#1 The IRS begins accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns on Friday, February 12, 2021. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#1 Social Security Benefits and Taxes: The Facts https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#4 Generally, you pay federal income taxes on your Social Security income only if you have other substantial income in addition to your benefits. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#4 Employer Tax Credit Extended for Payroll Workers https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#3 Extended through June 30, 2020, the Employee Retention Credit helps businesses keep their employees on the payroll - despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#3 The COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#4 The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, contains a number of tax provisions - among them pandemic relief for businesses and individuals. Fri, 01 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#4 Important Tax Changes for Individuals and Businesses https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#1 Each year brings changes to current tax law, and this year is no different. From tax rate schedules to health savings accounts and adoption credits, here's what you need to know. Fri, 01 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#1 Identity Protection PIN Available To All Taxpayers https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#2 Starting in January 2021, the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program will be expanded to include all taxpayers who can properly verify their identity. Fri, 01 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#2 Credit Reports: What You Should Know https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#3 Periodically reviewing your credit report is an effective way to prevent credit card fraud and could alert you to signs of identity theft. Fri, 01 Jan 2021 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/newsletter.php#3 Sales Tax Alert - Wayfair https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=62 Sales Tax Alert - Wayfair Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=62 Senate Version of HR-1 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=61 Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=61 32 Key Differences Between the House and Senate Tax Reform Bills https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=60 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=60 Parker's Explanation of the House Tax Reform Bill (TCJA 2017) https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=59 Parker's Explanation of the House Tax Reform Bill (TCJA 2017) Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=59 Password Rules We All Love to Hate Waste of Time https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=58 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=58 2016 W-2 & 1099-MISC DUE JAN 31, 2017 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=56 FILE TIMELY & COMPLETE W-2 & 1099 TO AVOID PENALTIES Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=56 Tax Bill signed by President December 18, 2015 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=55 Tax Bill signed by President December 18, 2015 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=55 GOOD NEWS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WHO ELECT SAFE-HARBOR https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=54 DE-MIMIMIS LIMIT RAISED FROM $500 TO $2,500 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=54 ID Theft and Social Security Numbers https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=53 ID Theft and Social Security Numbers Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=53 Depressed markets provide opportunities for Roth IRA conversions https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=52 Depressed markets provide opportunities for Roth IRA conversions Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=52 Fiduciary Income Taxation presentation https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=51 Fiduciary Income Taxation from a Code-Talkers Perspective Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=51 Firm DBA Change https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=50 Greenlee Kurras Rice Brown Garner Donofrio CPAs Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=50 In-Depth: Tax Extenders Bill Passes Congress, President Signs into Law https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=49 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=49 IRS Releases Inflation-Adjusted Amts for 2015 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=48 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=48 QLAC deferred income annuities approved for retirement plans https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=46 QLAC annuities approved for retirement plans Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=46 New IRS Limits on Indirect IRA Rollovers in 2015 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=45 New IRA Rollover Rule for 2015 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=45 Employer Update on ACA for 2014 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=44 Employer Update on ACA Issues for 2014 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=44 Did you shop at Target from Nov 27 to Dec 15, 2013? https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=43 Did you shop at Target from Nov 27 to Dec 15, 2013? Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=43 New park bench next to office in memory of firm principals Dottie Kurras CPA (1937-2010) & Jerry Brown CPA (1950-2013) https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=42 New park bench next to office in memory of firm principals Dottie Kurras CPA (1937-2010) & Jerry Brown CPA (1950-2013) Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=42 RIP Jerry Brown https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=41 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=41 Pimco in-house debate https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=40 A new "New Normal?" Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=40 All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=39 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=39 Risks of Preparing Return Yourself https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=38 Surgeon's Commuting Deduction Denied Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=38 Tax Implications of Supreme Court DOMA Case https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=37 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=37 Does Issuance of Form 1099-C Dissolve Debt? https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=34 Does Issuance of Form 1099-C Dissolve Debt? Bankruptcy Court Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=34 Affordable Care Act Rapidly Approaching https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=33 Affordable Care Act Rapidly Approaching Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=33 Fitness Reimbursement & Silver Sneakers Programs https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=32 Financial Planning - Regular Exercise Program Sat, 08 Jun 2013 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=32 Fiscal Cliff Bill Detail https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=30 American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=30 Fiscal Cliff Prelude https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=29 Fiscal Cliff Prelude Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=29 Identity Theft in Florida https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=28 Dozens indicted on stolen identity tax refund fraud charges Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=28 Charitable Contribution Acks Must Have Magic Words https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=27 Charitable contribution deductions at risk if no proper Ack Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=27 Move Your Payroll from Henry Potter to George Bailey https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=26 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=26 Password Security https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=25 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=25 Post-mortem tax planning https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=24 Sun, 04 Dec 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=24 How to talk to a live person at top companies https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=23 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=23 IRS Audit Red Flags https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=22 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=22 Don't fall victim to fake IRS email "Phishing" attacks https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=21 Don't Be Fooled By Fake IRS Email Phishing Scams Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=21 Move Your Money from Henry Potter to George Bailey https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=15 Sun, 16 Oct 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=15 RIP Steve Jobs https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=20 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=20 When to Start Drawing SS Benefits? https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=19 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=19 Florida Adopts Uniform Power of Attorney Act effective 10/01/2011 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=18 FLORIDA POWER OF ATTORNEY NEWS Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=18 Florida Probate & Trust Litigation Blog https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=17 Effective October 1, 2011, a surviving spouse's intestate share of an estate will go up from 50% to 100% of the estate if the decedent's descendents are also descendents of the surviving spouse Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=17 RIP Joe Battipaglia https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=16 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=16 Believe It or Not - Oldest Baby Boomers Turn 65 This Year https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=14 Sat, 05 Feb 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=14 Read All About It - The Latest on "The New Normal" https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=13 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=13 Evolution of Tax Return Workflow - From Then To Now https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=12 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=12 It's Elementary My Dear Watson - S Corp Officer Compensation Must Be Reasonable https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=11 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=11 No Brainer: Add a Second Monitor to your PC https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=10 Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=10 What to Do With that 2% Payroll Tax Cut for 2011 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=9 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=9 IRS Announces Feb 14 Date to Start Processing Delayed 2010 Returns https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=8 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=8 Filing Deadline for 2010 Form 1040 is April 18, 2011 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=7 Returns normally due April 15th are due April 18th for 2010 returns. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=7 Master Limited Partnerships - Waiting for Godot (that blasted Schedule K-1) https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=6 MLP Investments- Waiting for Godot (that blasted Schedule K-1) Sat, 25 Dec 2010 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=6 FRAUD ALERT - FL Corporate Annual Report email https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=5 Florida Corporate Annual Reports - Fradulent E-mails Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=5 Obama's Tax Cut Extension Bill https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=3 Congress passed and President Obama just signed a multi-billion tax cut package. Mon, 20 Dec 2010 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=3 Payroll Tax Cut Effective January 1, 2011 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=4 Tax Relief Act of 2010 provides a two percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, reducing their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid for 2011 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=4 Dorothy A Kurras CPA remembered https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=1 Obituary Sat, 25 Sep 2010 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.gkrb.com/blog.php?id=1