Getting ready to file your 2018 tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? If so, you have likely noticed the process is a bit different this year. 2017 marked some big changes — most notable in the tax world the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This new law was the biggest reform to the United States Tax Code in decades.
The sales suppression software, often referred to as “zappers” secretly delete most cash transaction. They make a company’s books appear accurate, but in fact they under report actual sales. Some estimates suggest this software exists on 30 percent of electronic cash registers.
The United States government requires taxpayers to make tax payments throughout the year. Taxpayers often meet this obligation by withholding tax payments from their paychecks or making estimated tax payments throughout the year. However, if a taxpayer fails to pay a certain percentage of his or her tax obligation throughout the year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will issue a penalty.
As 2018 comes to a close, business owners are likely gathering paperwork and reviewing documents in preparation to navigate the first set of tax filings under the new laws passed with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Although changes are complex, three specific things to keep in mind that impact a large number of businesses include:
Minnesota lawmakers are considering an increase to property taxes. Lawmakers in Hennepin County are currently taking a 5.5 percent increase into consideration. If the proposal becomes law, homeowners could see a spike in their property taxes in 2019. These obligations can be difficult to manage, but a failure to pay the tax bill can result in serious consequences.