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People who are not trained in accounting or bookkeeping make a lot of expensive mistakes.

Free or low-cost tax software choices make ‘do it yourself’ seem like a normal thing to do when it comes to tax preparation.   For many people, filing taxes is a quick and easy process.  Countless situations are much more complicated and without a tax pro in your corner, taxpayers can run into some very costly mistakes.  But when do you know it is time to have professional tax help?  Today I will share some very valuable questions you can ask yourself about your income and goals along with certain complexities that could easily be entered into a tax software for reliable results as well as the benefit to trusting an experienced CPA or tax professional like you will find at Moore Accounting Services. 

Who needs a tax pro?

People with businesses, rental properties, complicated stock options cancellation of debt issues, people going through bankruptcy past or presently, sales of properties, employee stock options, major gifts, inheritance, prizes or gambling winnings, or anything that could confuse you.  Those situations are just a few to consider hiring a tax pro to help guide you through another tax year.  Sometimes, just a consultation with a tax expert can help you determine if you are on the right path or if it may be time to have tax pro help.  Tax preparation fees can also be a tax deduction!

Changes to the tax code and tax laws are ever-changing.  A CPA may spend 20-30 hours each year learning about the current tax code and implications for the upcoming filing season.  If you do choose to ‘go it alone’ – be sure you are using the latest version of tax software to minimize the need for amended returns later. When you are a wage earner with a single W2, and your tax is withheld correctly throughout the year – ‘free’ tax software may suit your needs just fine.  Even a married couple with a pair of W2 tax forms can comfortably complete and file their taxes reasonably well with tax software.  Do you know how to apply deductions relevant to you and your family?  Do you work for an employer or are you self-employed?  If you are a 1099 contract employee tax is not withheld in your paychecks.  Most contract employees choose to pay estimated taxes throughout the year as they earn their wage, so they are not hit with a large tax bill at filing time.  Contract employees could still use a tax software to file their taxes – but many of those taxpayers may not know which items for self-employment could be tax deductible to improve their overall situation.  

Tax and the entrepreneurs: 

Lori Grainer from Shark Tank said something very true about entrepreneurs:  They are the only people willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40!  Very true!

Let us say you are one of the millions of taxpayers with a LLC, Sole-Proprietorship, S-Corp, or C-Corp.  Maybe you need to file a K1 business partnership tax return.  Would you even consider doing your taxes yourself with tax software?  Many do.  They agonize over compiling their profit and loss statements (P&L), balance sheet information, business and personal expenses, etc. and then spend a week (even a whole month) or a power weekend marathon working on their tax return.  There are a few taxpayers who enjoy the process and get a sense of accomplishment from hammering the details together year over year.  Are they really getting the right numbers?  Do they leave money on the table?  We have examined many thousands of returns that were prepared by the individual or even another tax preparer that were full of errors and almost all of them could have improved their tax numbers with our professional preparation.  For instance, a 27 year old real estate agent who had been using TurboTax confidently was given a no-cost examination of previous tax year and was surprised to learn the IRS owed him nearly $700.00 that he had no idea was left on the table.  (LINK TO THAT TESTIMONIAL???)

You have heard the expression you get what you pay for?  Most of our clients will either SAVE from tax debt more than our fee or get a refund that is much larger than they expected more than covering the cost of professional tax prep fees.  Not to mention the peace of mind that comes with choosing the right preparer or turning over the documents and letting us spend hours putting it together for you! 

“S Corporations must pay reasonable compensation to a shareholder-employee in return for services that the employee provides to the corporation before non-wage distributions may be made to the shareholder-employee.”  Does that sound like another language to you?  Then tax software probably is not a wise filing route for you.  The IRS is on the warpath auditing S corps that do not have their working officers receiving reasonable payroll compensation.  Our office can provide tax solutions you may rely on for this situation and many others. 

What about home-buyer tax-credit mistakes?

“I purchased a home in 2018 and lived in it for one year.  I moved to be closer to work and I am renting an apartment.  I have been renting my house out since July.  Since I received the first-time home-buyer credit, am I required to repay the money?” Ouch!  By not discussing that with a tax pro in advance, this person cost herself $8,000 to repay the first-time home-buyer credit.  Since the home was turned into a rental within a year of purchase, she will have to spend extra money to amend the tax return – paying interest and penalties on the repayment of the credit.  There goes whatever benefit she got from moving closer to her job.  Tax software cannot help you with most of these types of issues.

What about battle between the ex’s – who gets the tax benefits for dependent children?  What about drawing money from retirement plans for a host of different reasons?  What if you borrowed money so your child can buy a home?  Who would get to deduct the interest? Sitting down for an hour or two either in person or on the phone or video call with your tax professional can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars of unnecessary taxes and penalties.  The session can help you do better planning for future tax savings.  The right advice helps you avoid the pain, expense and stress of an audit.

Practically everyone has a business on the side these days.  Keeping books is becoming a universal issue.  Many clients elect to do their own bookkeeping using tools like QuickBooks.  When it comes time for tax returns, the clients import the data into TurboTax and try to complete their tax returns.  When things don’t work out right, or the tax returns don’t make sense, they turn to a tax pro demanding help – but they don’t want to pay for all the extra time it takes to correct and fix their books.  It generally takes the pro longer to fix the books than it would have taken to do the work correctly in the first place.  

Bottom line – folks not trained in accounting or bookkeeping often make major mistakes.  Try to remember it took the tax pros several years to get degrees in accounting or advanced tax accreditation like CPA licenses.  Years of bookkeeping classes and in-depth examination of tax laws and practice.

What types of errors do tax pros find?

If you include loans to your business as income – draw from your business as wages – log full car loan payments as auto expenses?  If you do not do an inventory at year-end leaving your entire inventory on the books as purchases?  If you have capital improvements or fixtures, or assets that should be depreciated?  Meals and entertainment expense lumped with travel?  Personal expenses remain on business books without adjusting them out before preparing your tax return?  These are just a few of the minor adjustments we often correct with do-it-yourself bookkeepers.

There is a time in a taxpayer’s life when it would certainly be feasible to use tax prep software for your simple return.  As your career evolves and life unfolds there will be all kinds of twists and turns in your tax reporting.  At any stage?  If it confuses you?  Seek professional assistance.  It is worth every penny for the peace of mind and much less anxiety that comes from pro tax help.  

Keep in mind also that not all tax pros are created equally. 

A CPA (Certified Public Accountant) like Brian Moore, CPA is required to have a four-year accounting degree in addition to a CPA license.  In Brian’s case, he holds two bachelor’s degrees and two active CPA licenses in both Ohio and South Carolina. 

An Enrolled Agent is a tax preparer who is authorized to work directly with the IRS/State to help resolve tax issues.  You do not have to have a college degree to become an EA, but most EA’s do have formal training.

An accountant usually holds an accounting degree with either a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree with a minimum of 2 years education in accounting and business or finance.

Many small tax chains employ agents who have little to no advanced tax education and use generic software available to the individuals.  They often have other tiers of professionals that supervise those offices for more complicated issues, for additional fees. Accountants, EA’s or enrolled agents, or CPA’s are usually available with various degrees of expertise.  

When you choose a tax pro, they should be signing your tax return with their name and PTIN number – a number obtained by the IRS specifically for registering as a tax preparer.  Your CPA will have a license and registration number.

Additionally, if a mistake does occur with a professionally prepared tax return, the person who prepared your tax return is obligated to correct and amend the return as added peace of mind to the taxpayer.

I hope you found this information helpful.  If you have questions or comments we invite the feedback in this forum or feel free to send an email to info@moore-accounting.com 

**QuickBooks name is registered with Intuit tax software

**Moore Accounting Services is a CPA firm in Greenville, SC owned by Brian Moore, CPA specializing in tax debt relief services in all 50 states in the USA as well as Corporate and Small Business entities

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IRS fresh start program can eliminate or significantly reduce your overall IRS tax debt.

At Moore Accounting Services we understand there is a deeply personal story to every taxpayer faced with IRS debt. We have successfully reduced or eliminated IRS debt nationwide for thousands of fresh start clients. With the IRS fresh start program, this office would prepare and file all the necessary paperwork on your behalf to reduce or eliminate up to 99% (ninety-nine percent) of your IRS debt depending on your financial information and criteria. Each Offer in Compromise or OIC candidate will be professionally prepared by real tax experts with thousands of resolved debt cases nationwide. We offer a no-obligation professional IRS expert review of your case before you begin and we are with you for the many months it could take to defend and resolve your tax debt.

When a taxpayer is facing IRS liens, wage garnishments, bank levies, or property seizures, the aggressive letters from the IRS can be extremely scary and life-changing for our clients. At Moore Accounting Services our staff will carefully guide you through every step of the process regardless of how long it takes; we are with you and represent you to the government. Every situation is unique and personal. You need an experienced expert to guide you through and navigate the rough waters of the situation you find yourself in. Let us help you. Call or send an email and say hello. The first step is asking for help.

You are not alone.

Every taxpayer faces tax debt. Not all tax preparations are prepared by an expert. Paying taxes is just another yearly chore to most taxpayers and it seems everyone wants to prepare your taxes for less promising big refunds.
Tax preparation mistakes happen and can result in tax debt you never saw coming. When you have IRS tax debt you need the experience and expertise of Moore Accounting Services. We have your back when you don’t know where else to turn.

Moore Accounting Services is owned and operated by Brian Moore, CPA. Brian has an exceptional reputation for being a surgeon in the tax doctor field. Let his experience be the leverage you need to guide you through your IRS tax debt and put this situation behind you. We invite you to reach out to this office and tell us your story. We are waiting for your call.

We have saved taxpayers millions of dollars by reducing or eliminating IRS tax debt. We were able to settle a California client with over $750,000.00 tax debt for less than a penny on the dollar… Put our experience to work today.

You deserve a fresh start.

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You found the right place if you’ve got a scary letter from the IRS with tax debt, tax lien, garnished pay or other aggressive actions like the levy of bank accounts. We will get you the resolution.  Taxpayers would not need us if it didn’t have an incredible story attached.  We do not build a camp where these things happened in your life, but we will be with you until it’s resolved and you can sleep at night knowing it is done right. #GreenvillTaxPro is a nationwide industry leader in settling your tax debt issues. We use every weapon in our arsenal of tax law and experience to get the best outcome for your hard earned money.

You don’t need a lawyer. You need a money doctor for IRS Tax Debt Relief.

Brian Moore, CPA is the President and Owner of Moore Accounting and Tax Services, LLC. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. He has over 15 years of settling thousands of cases for pennies on the dollar utilizing a thorough examination of the position you are in today and every forensic detail under the law to help you stand up to ‘them’.

His e-mail address is brian@moore-accounting.com.

Doing taxes for people is just what you do when you are Brian. First friends and family then buddies and word of mouth was growing 30 percent year over year while working a full time day job (a wife and two great kids and a cat) we began to see people who had trusted very bad advice or used free tax software or even another preparer with errors and sloppy work that resulted in IRS audits, State and Federal debt, and the NEED for someone who speaks fluent taxation in every state and commonwealth – to fight the scary letters and the serious business for someone who is not afraid of government rules or regulations.

CPAs can’t practice law, but they do apply it when analyzing financial data.

When you choose to talk to us about your situation we would get started with a tax Power of Attorney.  We will take the heat and talk with the State and Federal Governments on your behalf. 

We’ve grown a real niche for resolving tax debt with extremely positive outcomes.  If you have taken the time to read this we thank you.  It starts when you ask for help. Our office is open 10-7 ET M-F – South Carolina local clients by appointment only.  Today’s modern tools allow us to help you for as long as it takes to get through this chapter in your life and help you breathe again.

Send an email and tell us a little about your story.

All communication between Moore Accounting Services (MAS) and our clients is personal and confidential.  Advanced encrypted software is always used to protect your sensitive information.

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Your Income Tax Return: Why Choose a CPA Tax Service Office https://moore-accounting.com/why-choose-a-cpa-tax-service/ https://moore-accounting.com/why-choose-a-cpa-tax-service/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 05:14:17 +0000 http://moore-accounting.com/?p=1182 Why Choose a CPA Tax Service Office Why choose a CPA over chain stores or filing on your own. It’s tax season and by now you have already heard the bombardment of ads pushing ‘free filing’ and ‘come to our chain store’. Most of these commercials have a quick splash of legal fine print that […]

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Why Choose a CPA Tax Service Office

Why choose a CPA over chain stores or filing on your own.

It’s tax season and by now you have already heard the bombardment of ads pushing ‘free filing’ and ‘come to our chain store’. Most of these commercials have a quick splash of legal fine print that even your DVR could not see. These companies know that there are better products out there, so they just flood the market with advertising to train the masses.

Even H&R Block admits on their financial statements, “There are a substantial number of tax return preparation firms and accounting firms offering tax return preparation services. Commercial tax return preparers are highly competitive with regard to price and service.” What this means for my clients is YES, I am highly competitive with the chain stores in regards to pricing. The biggest difference is that the quality of my services is far superior as shown to many of my clients that have elected for me to review prior year returns at no obligation. I have found, on average, in excess of $1,000 of errors or missed deductions per return upon my thorough review. My average review of a self-prepared return is even greater.

If you knew that you could get a Cadillac for the price of a Buick, would you still buy the Buick?

As a CPA, I am held to the highest of ethical standards. If I do not meet these standards, I no longer remain a CPA. Whereas, H&R Block has “been named, and from time to time will likely continue to be named, in various legal actions, including arbitrations, class or representative actions, actions or inquiries by state attorneys general, and other litigation arising in connection with our various business activities, including relating to our various service and product offerings”

Free is not really free.

The first idea that I want to impress on you is that if a product is truly free, why a large company would go out of their way to advertise these products heavily. The financials of the public tax preparation companies show in black and white that they make hundreds of millions of dollars off of free products. This goes back to the prior paragraph that it is really hard to trust the ethics of companies that expect to be in and out of court as a normal course of business.

In summary, choosing me as a CPA with 20 years’ experience cost you far less in real dollars. The greater quality of service pays for itself many times over the cost of that service. Additionally, I am not going anywhere, so you know that you will receive that same service for years to come.

 

 

Thank you.

• – All quoted material is excerpted from H&R Block’s 2017 10-K disclosure dated 6/16/17.

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Tips To Avoid AUDITS https://moore-accounting.com/reasons-irs-send-notice/ https://moore-accounting.com/reasons-irs-send-notice/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:18:16 +0000 http://moore-accounting.com/?p=1170 Tips To Avoid AUDITS You receive a letter from the IRS with an ominous warning that the amount of income listed on your return does not match what the IRS has in their records.  The official designation of this letter is a CP2000 notice, but for most taxpayers, the title of the letter or the […]

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Tips To Avoid AUDITS

You receive a letter from the IRS with an ominous warning that the amount of income listed on your return does not match what the IRS has in their records.  The official designation of this letter is a CP2000 notice, but for most taxpayers, the title of the letter or the contents within does little to answer the question ‘What now?’  This is where Moore Accounting Services comes in and helps you, the taxpayer, to resolve this issue.

Follow these tips to avoid audits:

1.) Failure to claim all of your self-employment income

Most businesses that use contract employees issue 1099 forms to show the IRS that the expenses that were paid out to actual workers.  Failure to report this income on your tax return is a guaranteed way to receive this notice.  The IRS places the burden on the taxpayer to ensure that all income is claimed.  If you performed services for someone, make sure that they have all of the correct contact information to ensure that you receive all of the 1099 forms issued to you.

2.) Failure to claim investment income

Most taxpayers that are expecting a tax refund try to file their taxes as soon as possible.  Filing too soon can mean that some tax forms may be still outstanding at the time of filing.  It is common knowledge that Forms W-2 and 1099 are due to mailed to taxpayers no later than January 31.  What is commonly overlooked for taxpayers that have investments in stocks or partnerships is that the initial deadline for these tax forms to be mailed out is February 28.  This means that a proper tax filing on a return with this type of income may have to be delayed into mid or late March to ensure that all of the forms have been received.

3.) Failure to report additional bonuses and commissions

Some employers that pay out bonuses and commissions calculate these payments outside of the normal payroll process.  What can happen in this circumstance is that the employer issues two separate W-2s, one for the wage income and another for bonuses and commissions.  In a taxpayer’s struggle to get all of their documents together, they mistake that the second W-2 is just a duplicate of the first one that they have received.

A notice from the IRS does not have to be scary.  At Moore Accounting Services, we are highly skilled at reviewing any and all notices from the IRS and other tax agencies.  Let us be the first line of defense when the tax man comes calling.

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4 More Tips to Avoid Tax Audit When You Are Self-Employed (PART 2) https://moore-accounting.com/avoid-tax-audit-when-you-are-self-employed/ https://moore-accounting.com/avoid-tax-audit-when-you-are-self-employed/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:00:17 +0000 http://moore-accounting.com/?p=1148 4 More Tips to Avoid Tax Audit When You Are Self-Employed This is the second part of our tips to avoid tax Audit when you are self-employed. Be sure to check out our first part by clicking HERE.  Once you have read that we can proceed on giving you another set of tips!   5. […]

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4 More Tips to Avoid Tax Audit When You Are Self-Employed

This is the second part of our tips to avoid tax Audit when you are self-employed. Be sure to check out our first part by clicking HERE.  Once you have read that we can proceed on giving you another set of tips!

 

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5. Business or pleasure?

Business expenses get tricky, but it all depends on the income and the business industry you are involved in. If you have a lot of super expensive luxury trips and expensive 5-star restaurant dinners and try to write them off for business it will set a red flag off. You must have a detailed record of everything and everyone involved. The restaurant, the purpose, nature of the discussion, the people involved, and the amount spent.

 

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6. Work from home and avoid tax audit when you are self-employed

Yes! It is wonderful that you can potentially take a percentage off your rent, but if you share your office space with a child’s playroom, or a family den it will be harder to prove that you have an exclusive home office.  The IRS applies a lot of scrutiny to this deduction, so it is very worthwhile to make sure that this deduction is claimed correctly.  Moore Accounting Services can help you determine how to correctly claim this expense.

 

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7. EITC.

The Earned Income Tax Credit is provided to low-income families meeting certain criteria. Moore Accounting Services can advise you if you are eligible for this deduction as part of the preparation process.

 

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8. Let a Professional file your tax return to avoid tax audit when you are self-employed

 

Self-prepared returns are the most likely to be audited. The IRS assumes because you are filing self-prepared under self-employed that your knowledge is limited. Tax law is complex, filing why your self-employed makes it more so. If you would like assistance, we’re available for service 24/7 here!

Questions?  Call us at 864-283-0644 or email us at info@moore-accounting.com.  Let us help you get Moore for your money.

 

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4 Tips to Avoid IRS Audit when You are Self-employed https://moore-accounting.com/avoid-irs-audit-when-you-are-self-employed-part-one/ https://moore-accounting.com/avoid-irs-audit-when-you-are-self-employed-part-one/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 03:52:17 +0000 http://moore-accounting.com/?p=1139 4 Tips to Avoid IRS Audit when You are Self-employed You’re following your dreams and now you are your own boss.   The freedom is yours and you are committing a great deal of time to start and grow your business, and there are so many things to think about. Taxes, proper recordkeeping, and the issues […]

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4 Tips to Avoid IRS Audit when You are Self-employed

You’re following your dreams and now you are your own boss.   The freedom is yours and you are committing a great deal of time to start and grow your business, and there are so many things to think about. Taxes, proper recordkeeping, and the issues that can come from the extra attention that the IRS pays to small businesses are usually one of the last things considered by a small business owner, but it should be.  The risk that the IRS will select your return for audit increases dramatically for those self-employed. This is how to avoid IRS audit when you are self-employed PART ONE!

 

1. Report only deductions you have receipts for to avoid IRS audit when You are Self-employed.

If you have a lower income and your deductibles are larger, you will set off a red flag at the IRS and have a potential for audit. To avoid this, file deductions you have receipts and appropriate documentation for. Report what you really make and everything you make, and be honest.

 

2. Donating to charity? RECEIPTS are the key to avoid IRS audit when You are Self-employed.

Believe it or not, spite donating to charity is a beautiful thing, there is a limit based on your income. If you are donating a considerable about, the IRS might be alerted. Be sure the charity you kindly donated to gives you a written statement with your amount donated and name included. Make sure that you bring all of your documentation with you when we prepare your tax return.

 

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3. Driving expenses.

It is perfectly sensible to write off gas mileage on your tax returns, but people who are self-employed really should keep a highly detailed documentation of the usage relating to the business filed. Keep your gas receipts. It is not recommended to claim 100%. Never mix personal with business; this includes running an errand on the way to a job or meeting.

 

4. Rounded or repeated numbers.

This is a huge red flag if your tax return is full of rounded or repeated numbers. Numbers that are to an even hundred or thousand can appear ‘made up’.  Every expense should be documented in case the IRS decides to make an inquiry about your return.  If you are not sure about the correct amount of expenses to deduct, let Moore Accounting Services review your documentation when we prepare your return to make sure that the return is of the highest accuracy.

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What is a CPA? https://moore-accounting.com/what-is-a-cpa/ https://moore-accounting.com/what-is-a-cpa/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 01:38:29 +0000 What is a CPA?    A CPA is a certified public accountant, but what does that mean?  A CPA is a state certified accounting professional that has both a high level of training and commitment to continuing education within the profession.   Similar to doctors, most CPAs specialize in a few different specialties.  Not every […]

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What is a CPA?

  

A CPA is a certified public accountant, but what does that mean?  A CPA is a state certified accounting professional that has both a high level of training and commitment to continuing education within the profession.

 

Similar to doctors, most CPAs specialize in a few different specialties.  Not every CPA is a tax expert, nor does every CPA specialize in business services.  Most CPAs are either in public accounting or in the general work world as managers of other accounting professionals. 

 

How to find a CPA 

When seeking out a CPA, it is always important to ask them what their specialties are.  If they do not specialize in the type of work that you are in need of as a client, they may not be a good fit for you. 

 

Our firm specializes primarily in taxation, business consulting and forensic accounting.  As a CPA, we are able to represent businesses and individuals regarding any tax matter with the IRS or other state or local taxing authorities.  Unlike attorneys, we are far more familiar with the accounting and proper classification of expenses that triggers most IRS actions. 

With business consulting services, we are able to provide assistance with small and medium businesses at every point in their lifecycle.  Our guidance covers the initial startup of a business through the accounting, payroll, and external financial controllership roles on through to the windup, sale or merger at the end of the business.

Forensic accounting is generally the determination of the cause of a significant financial event such as theft or embezzlement.  Our task is generally to determine what actually happened through thorough research and if possible help recover any missing funds.  We also provide consulting services regarding effective financial controls to help prevent these types of events from happening in the future.

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