billmirandacpa.com RSS Feed https://billmirandacpa.com/ Take a look at our recent blog posts and client newsletter articles. en-us Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 What Is a Designated Roth Account? https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#2 If you are a high-income earner who participates in a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) retirement plan that has a designated Roth account, making contributions to that account could be a smart move. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#2 Verifying Your Identity When Calling the IRS https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#4 If you need to contact the IRS, you will be asked to verify your identity. Here's what you need to know before you call. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#4 Tax Rules for Divorce and Alimony Payments https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#5 Tax rules regarding divorce and separation can and do change - as they recently did under tax reform - and the last thing on anyone's mind during a divorce or separation is its effect on their tax situation. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#5 Tax Relief for Those Affected by Natural Disasters https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#1 Tax relief may be available if you've been affected by a natural disaster this year, but only if you meet certain conditions. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#1 Six Things To Know Before You Start a Business https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#3 Starting your own business is an exciting prospect, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#3 Which Educator Expenses Are Tax Deductible? https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#4 Teachers and other educators should remember that they can deduct certain unreimbursed expenses such as classroom supplies, training, and travel on their tax returns to reduce the amount of tax owed. Sun, 01 Aug 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#4 Retirement Plan Options for Small Businesses https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#5 Employer-sponsored retirement plans are a key component of retirement savings. If you're like many small business owners in the United States, you may be considering the various retirement plan options available for your company. Sun, 01 Aug 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#5 Opting Out of the Monthly Child Tax Credit Payment https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#2 While many families will benefit from the extra money deposited into their bank accounts, some may want to opt out and instead take the Child Tax Credit when they file their tax return next spring. Sun, 01 Aug 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#2 Minimizing Capital Gains Tax on Sale of a Home https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#3 Learn how to avoid capital gains tax and why home improvements that qualify for the residential energy property credit can make a difference when selling your home. Sun, 01 Aug 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#3 Key Tax Changes Could Affect Your Tax Situation in 2021 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#1 Key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 could affect your tax situation. Here's what you need to know. Sun, 01 Aug 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/newsletter.php#1 Texas Returns Due January 15, 2021 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=18 Extended 2020 Texas Franchise Returns are due January 15, 2021 Wed, 11 Nov 2020 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=18 Treasury Extends Tax Filing and Payment Date to July 15 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=17 Treasury Notice 2020-18 announces that IRS will extend the deadline for filing and paying federal income tax until July 15. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=17 Congress Approves Mandatory Sick Leave and Family Leave for COVID-19 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=16 New tax law requires employers to pay mandatory sick leave and family leave related to COVID-19 and provides tax credit for payroll tax and self-employment tax. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=16 Keeping Our Social Distance https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=15 Special Announcement for COVID-19 Response Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=15 Catch a Wave to free bookkeeping https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=14 Wave Accounting offers free online bookkeeping for your small business. Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=14 You are NOT being sued by the IRS!!! https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=13 IRS does not sue taxpayers. Beware of scammers! Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=13 Let's do this! https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=12 Now is the time to start getting your 2014 tax information in order. Check out these handy tools. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=12 Anticipation: It\'s Keeping Me Waiting https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=11 IRS warns that late action on extenders could delay 2014 filing season Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=11 Make an Extra Penny per Mile in 2013 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=10 The IRS has increased the standard mileage rate for 2013 to 56.5 cents per mile Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=10 Deducting that Year-end Bonus Accrual? Not so Fast! https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=9 Recent IRS guidance challenges deduction for bonus accrual paid within 2 1/2 months after year end. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=9 Dang! That was fun! What next? https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=8 Now's the time! Let's make some plans! Tue, 01 Nov 2011 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=8 WMCPA featured in CPA Technology Advisor Magazine https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=7 William Miranda, CPA is featured in the December issue of CPA Technology Advisor Magazine. Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=7 Congress Gives $12B Tax Break to Small Businesses https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=6 Congress has passed a new tax bill giving more than $12 billion in new tax breaks to small businesses. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=6 Think you can\'t afford accounting software? https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=5 Think your business is too small or you can't afford accounting software? Fri, 06 Aug 2010 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=5 Creating Order from Chaos https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=4 So, you've started a business? Unless you're in the shoe business, avoid shoeboxes. You need an accounting system! Wed, 09 Jun 2010 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=4 Update: House approves Extender Bill https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=3 The House approved a bill extending jobless benefits and the tax Extenders. Senate to vote after Memorial Day. Fri, 28 May 2010 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=3 Congress Delays Extender Bill for Memorial Day Recess https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=2 Congress delays voting on the Extender bill until after the Memorial Day recess. Fri, 28 May 2010 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=2 Welcome to the new place! https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=1 Greeting to new website Thu, 27 May 2010 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.billmirandacpa.com/blog.php?id=1