Thursday, May 14, 2015

FYI: IRS-SJSU Small Business Tax Institute - Tax Strategies for Small Business Success - June 24th

 

Great Tax Strategies = Small Business Success!!!

   

Hear from well-regarded practitioners and IRS personnel. Network with fellow tax practitioners.

 

Registration is open – don't miss out ...

 

IRS/SJSU Small Business Tax Institute

“Tax Strategies for Small Business Success”

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara

CA CPE, MCLE, IRS CE and CTEC CE available

http://www.tax-institute.com

 

Topics

v Optimizing Business Deductions

v  Retirement Plans for Small Business Owners and Employees

v Due Diligence in Serving Small Business Clients

v Sales Tax – Avoiding California and Multistate Problems

v Hiring Correctly To Avoid Tax and Other Legal Problems

v Accounting Method Requirements and Options for Small Businesses

 

Speakers

***Joel Busch***Angie Dang (IRS)***Wesley A. Fachner***Claudia Hill***Roger Jung (EDD)***

***Monika Miles***Annette Nellen***Eric Petersen***Karen Reinhold***

and special guest speaker ***Karen Hawkins*** who will be joining us from Washington, D.C.

This will be her last presentation as IRS Director of Office of Professional Responsibilities.

 

Registration

Fee (includes continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch, materials, parking, CE credit):

v  $190 – General   

v  $  95 – Gov't and non-profit  

[Fee $25 higher AFTER June 10]

NOTE: Fees benefit the sponsoring organizations, not the IRS.

 

Register and pay online: http://www.tax-institute.com

       

Questions?Contact Annette Nellen: annette.nellen@sjsu.edu or (408) 924-3508.

 

Sponsors

THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA
The Taxation Section,
Young Tax Lawyers Committee

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

FYI: Friendly reminder re: IRS Requests Comments on Free e-File Option for Employment Tax Returns (Forms 94X) - Deadline May 4th

FYI:  The IRS is soliciting comments concerning a free option for filing Employment Tax Returns (94x filers) through a Request for Information published on the Federal Register.
 
If you already provided comments, thank you for your timely feedback.
 
If you’re still interested in submitting comments, please note the deadline: May 4th.
 
 
To be assured consideration, please do the following:
  • Written comments should be received on or before:  May 4, 2015
  • Direct all electronic comments to:  wi.94x.efile@irs.gov or
  • Mail written comments to:
Internal Revenue Service
SE:W:CAS:SP:IS
5000 Ellin Road, C4-223
Lanham, MD 20706
  • Include in the subject line of your email or correspondence:
Federal Register Document number (FR Doc. 2015-05104)
 
 
 
Please share this information with your members, clients, customers and colleagues who may want to submit their comments concerning this matter.
 
 
Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447
Stakeholder Liaison Specialist
Communications Stakeholder Outreach
510-637-2199/ fax 510-637-2434
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FYI: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information for Small Businesses Webinar presented by IRS, DOL, & Covered CA on March 24, 2015)

Hello Everyone,

 

There will be Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information for Small Businesses webinar presented by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Covered California on March 24, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PDT).

 

Gain a better understanding of the Affordable Care Act of 2014’s tax provisions and responsibilities for small businesses.  Learn latest updates to the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions, and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace, etc.

 

A copy of the webinar’s flyer is attached both above and below with additional information.  (Registration link in below copy of flyer is not active so am including it below for your easy access).

 

Registration link:  ACA Webinar (https://events.na.collabserv.com/portal/wippages/register.php?id=05d1026d9b&l=en-US )

 

Please share this information with your small business customers/clients/members so they can take advantage and benefit from this free webinar.  Thank you!

 

 

 

Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447

Stakeholder Liaison Specialist

Communications Stakeholder Outreach

510-637-2199/ fax 510-637-2434

Jennifer.Henrie-Brown@irs.gov

IRS Video Portal
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FYI: IRS is currently soliciting comments on Free e-File Option for Employment Tax Returns - Forms 94x

Hello Everyone,

 

IRS is currently soliciting comments concerning a free e-file option for filing Employment Tax Returns (94x filers) through a Request for Information published on the Federal Register.

 

If interested in providing feedback on this topic, note:

·         Written comments should be received on or before:  May 4, 2015

·         Direct all electronic comments to:  wi.94x.efile@irs.gov or

·         Mail written comments to:

Internal Revenue Service

SE:W:CAS:SP:IS

5000 Ellin Road, C4-223

Lanham, MD 20706

·         Include in the subject line of your email or correspondence:

Federal Register Document number (FR Doc. 2015-05104)

 

Please share this information with any of your members, clients, customers and colleagues who may want to provide feedback on this topic.  Thank you.

 

 

Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447

Stakeholder Liaison Specialist

Communications Stakeholder Outreach

510-637-2199/ fax 510-637-2434

Jennifer.Henrie-Brown@irs.gov

IRS Video Portal
Follow us on Twitter, YouTube

 

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

FYI: IRS Pilot Program of Appointment Service Test for Certain Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs)

Hello Everyone,
 
IRS is conducting a pilot program of appointment service test for certain Taxpayer Assistance Centers this filing season beginning with ten large Taxpayer Assistance Centers.  (See below, “Appointment Service List FINAL” attachment for list of participating TACs  in the appointment service test pilot program). 
 
Note:  Fresno is the only large TAC in California noted on this list.
 
 
 
IRS hopes the results of the test will help us determine if an appointment process would benefit both the IRS and the taxpayer. The ten large TAC locations noted on the list began taking appointments this week and will convert to appointment service on February 23. 
 
IRS will be adding more TACs to the test later this filing season (dates TBD). 
Note:  TACs noted on the above attached list to, “begin taking appointments later this filing season” that are located in California are: Long Beach and Redding.
 
To help raise awareness of the appointment service test with taxpayers, IRS made a national media release along with local releases at the ten initial participating locations. IRS had posted signage at the ten TACs and has updated IRS.gov with background information and the instructions needed by taxpayers to make an appointment.
 
The below attached fact sheet, “Internal Revenue Service Appointment Test” has additional information on this appointment service test pilot program.
 
 
 
Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447
Stakeholder Liaison Specialist
Communications Stakeholder Outreach
510-637-2199/ fax 510-637-2434