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IDENTITY THEFT AND THE IRS

March 13, 2014 By Salvatore J. Armao, CPA/PFS, CFP, CFE, CGMA Managing Partner, Armao LLP According to a recent release by the Internal Revenue Service entitled Tips for Taxpayers, Victims about Identity Theft and Tax Returns, “Identity theft remains a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service in 2014. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the biggest challenges facing the IRS.” FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED Despite this dire news, there are ... Read more

It’s Not for Clients Only!

Read the March 2014 issue of The Client Bulletin In this month's issue: Time for an S Corp Election? Four Way to Use Social Media Interest Deductions: Divide and Conquer A Quick Fix for Workplace Problems Facts and Figures   Read more

Financial Spring Cleaning: 4 Steps to a Fresh Money Start

 1. Declutter. It was a long winter. Bills got thrown in piles, pay stubs are in a drawer at the office, your tax paperwork is still strewn across your desk. Start by collecting everything so it's all in one place. Throw it all on the dining room table if it makes you happy. Then walk away. Why? Because that's step one, and this task is often too overwhelming to tackle all at once. "You're going to spend several sessions ... Read more

Tips for Taxpayers, Victims about Identity Theft and Tax Returns

Identity theft remains a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service in 2014. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the biggest challenges facing the IRS. This year, the IRS continues to take new steps and strong actions to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud. Stopping refund fraud related to identity theft is a top priority for the tax agency. The IRS ... Read more

Is this you at tax time? Well, it doesn’t have to be!

At tax time, there is not substitute for the assistance of an experienced accountant! Turn to the professionals at Armao LLP for all your tax preparation needs. Before you know it, April 15th will be at your doorstep!       Read more

Beware the ‘dirty dozen’ tax scams

From IRS impersonators to tax preparers behaving badly,  scammers are on the prowl this tax season.   Here are "the Dirty Dozen" schemes the IRS is warning about:     1. Identity Theft The IRS continues to be overwhelmed by identity theft, which occurs when a fraudster uses someone else's name and social security number to claim refunds.    While the agency has been cracking down on the issue -- the number of identity theft-related criminal investigations surged 66% last year -- it still paid out nearly ... Read more

The Frugal Habits of Millionaires…and more…

The February 2014 issue of The Wealth Architect February is a busy month. Has the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter? Will Valentine's Day be snowy or warm and sunny? Will people remember why we commemorate President's Day or will it be just another one to "shop till you drop"? Whatever keeps you busy this month...shoveling, sipping hot chocolate, working and relaxing, there's always time to consider the important topics covered in the February 2014 issue of The Wealth Architect. As ... Read more

It’s Not for Clients Only!

Read the February 2014 issue of The Client Bulletin In this month's issue: Four Ways to Downsize The Kiddie Tax Make a Choice on State tax Deductions Do Early tax Filers Get the Worm? Can You Count on Noncompetes? Facts and Figures   Read more

Seeger had profound impact on labor movement

Marking the passing of Pete Seeger at the age of 94 While many people disagree about what their favorite song or lyric by Pete Seeger is, no one disagrees about the profound impact that the folk-singing legend had on the labor movement in the second half of the 20th century. Seeger marched and performed at hundreds of rallies for different unions over the years. Henry Foner, who had known Seeger for more than 60 years, remembers one meeting in particular for the ... Read more

The 2014 Quick Reference Guide is here!

Make good use of this year's Armao LLP 2014 Quick Reference Guide. Included in the Guide, you'll find: Social Security Wage Base, earnings limitation before reduction of Social Security benefits Standard mileage rates NYS Minimum Wage IRS Retirement Plan Limits Estate and Gift Tax exclusions Due dates for Payroll Taxes and Sales Tax NYS Sales Tax rep0rting CLICK ON EITHER IMAGE FOR LARGER COPIES OF BOTH PAGES Read more
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