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Eliot Ullman is quoted in an article about the Earned Income Tax Credit that appeared on the Alert Investor web site on March 27, 2017.


Michael Eisenberg comments on uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act's health insurance coverage requirement and tax related penalty in the February 24, 2017 California Healthline syndicated column Ask Emily. 


Michael Eisenberg explains why it's important to keep your tax returns for a long time in this January 20, 2017 article by The Washington Post.


Consider the recreational or educational activities available when deciding where to retire advises Michael Eisenberg in this January 9, 2017 article in the Journal of Accountancy.


Michael Eisenberg offers advice on harvesting your losses in this December 20, 2016 article published by American Funds.


Michael Eisenberg offers insight on the current rise in the personal financial satisfaction level in this October 27, 2016 article from the Journal of Accountancy.


Why not use social media to garner envy over how you've accomplished a financial milestone rather than just posting photos of your latest vacation?  Michael Eisenberg suggests a different outlook on using social media in a September 1, 2016 article by the AICPA.


This article from the September 1, 2016 Los Angeles Times reveals how most high school and college students are woefully unprepared to handle financial tasks such as saving, budgeting, managing credit or investing.


While the Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi) is up, Michael Eisenberg is cautious of political instability in a July 28, 2016 article published in the Journal of Accountancy.


Michael Eisenberg and Innovative Wealth Advisors are quoted in this June 28, 2016 U.S. News & World Report article on how to baby step your way to savings.


Here's an overview of the economic issues surrounding the Brexit, and what this historic decision could mean for the United Kingdom, world trade, and international investors.


Michael Eisenberg and Miller Ward & Company are mentioned in this May 31, 2016 article which appeared on mainstreet.com.


While Personal Financial Satisfaction has dipped recently, Michael Eisenberg explains the importance of staying focused in a report issued April 27, 2016 by the AICPA.


Michael Eisenberg is quoted in this April 28, 2016 CNBC.com article about how earning an allowance can teach kids a lesson in financial responsibility.


Michael Eisenberg and Miller Ward & Company were mentioned in a USA TODAY article which appeared on February 19, 2016 about how to choose a tax preparer.


Michael Eisenberg is prominently quoted in this January 19, 2016 Los Angeles Times story on how the latest Powerball winner is proceeding with caution as to how to protect and make the best use of his financial windfall.


In early 2016 President Obama signed a stopgap highway bill that included changes to the income tax laws.


House and Senate lawmakers have started their August recess, leaving pending tax legislation for after Labor Day. In past years, September has been a busy month for tax legislation and this year is likely to be the same. Before leaving Capitol Hill, lawmakers took actions in several areas related to tax reform.


The IRS remains focused on an issue that doesn’t seem to be going away: the misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Recently, the IRS issued still another fact sheet “reminding” employers about the importance of correctly classifying workers for purposes of federal employment taxes (FS-2017-9). Generally, employers must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to employees. They are lifted of these obligations entirely for independent contractors, with usually the only IRS-related responsibility being information reporting on amounts of $600 or more paid to a contractor.


A recent Tax Court decision and pending tax reform proposals have intersected in highlighting how stock sales can be timed for maximum tax advantage. The taxpayer in the recent case (Turan, TC Memo. 2017-141) failed to convince the Tax Court that he timely made an election with his broker to use the last-in-first-out (LIFO) method to set his cost-per-share cost basis for determining capital gains and losses on his stock trades on shares of the same company. As a result, he was required to calculate the capital gain or loss on his stock trades using the firm’s first-in-first-out (FIFO) “default” method, which, in his case, yielded a significant increase in tax liability for the year.


Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting is part of a larger initiative by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) known as the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. CbC reporting generally impacts large multi-national businesses. Because CbC is part of BEPS it is important to be familiar with the core concepts.


An eligible taxpayer can deduct qualified interest on a qualified student loan for an eligible student's qualified educational expenses at an eligible institution. The amount of the deduction is limited, and it is phased out for taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain thresholds.


As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of August 2017.