December, 2016

Important Deadlines for Taxpayers in 2017

December 22nd, 2016

Posted in IRS & Tax Information

Calendaring important IRS and tax authority deadlines can save you a lot of headaches at tax time.  To avoid paying penalties and other tax consequences, keep a calendar and plan for tax deadlines with your Accountant, CPA, Enrolled Agent, or Tax Attorney.  Jackson Law Group has tax attorneys that can assist you with IRS or other tax problems.  The below items are a few examples of important dates that may vary based on individual circumstances:
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Association Members May Receive Notices by E-Mail

December 9th, 2016

Posted in Condominium & Homeowner Association Law

Especially for larger communities, mailing out notices to the membership can be a significant expense to the association.  Fortunately, both the Condominium Act (Ch. 718, Fla. Stat.) and the Homeowners’ Association Act (Ch. 720, Fla. Stat.) provide that an association may send certain notices and communications to a member via e-mail if the association receives written consent from that member.  Chapters 718 and 720 of the Florida Statutes previously required that such authority be provided in the association’s bylaws; however, this requirement was recently removed by the Legislature.  Thus, as long as a member consents in writing, the association may provide the member with electronic notice.  
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Understanding Self-Employment Tax (What is it and Who Must Pay it)

December 2nd, 2016

Posted in Business Law,IRS & Tax Information

If you are a Florida small business owner, independent contractor, or otherwise self-employed, it’s important to note that you may be liable for self-employment taxes.  Generally, the term self-employment tax refers to the Social Security and Medicare taxes for taxpayers who are self-employed.  Self-employed individual should calculate and report your self-employment tax on Schedule SE of their form 1040.
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