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Should you adjust your withholding?

Sep 28, 2018 9:05:00 AM / by Helen Kim, CPA posted in Tax, Tax Deadlines


If you received a large refund after filing your 2017 income tax return, you’re probably enjoying the influx of cash. But a large refund isn’t all positive. It also means you were essentially giving the government an interest-free loan.

That’s why a large refund for the previous tax year would usually indicate that you should consider reducing the amounts you’re having withheld (and/or what estimated tax payments you’re making) for the current year. But 2018 is a little different.



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Estimated Tax Payments

Sep 7, 2018 6:35:55 AM / by Jonathan Smeragliuolo, CPA posted in Tax, Tax Deadlines




To avoid interest and penalties, you must make sufficient federal income tax payments long before your April filing deadline through withholding, estimated tax payments, or a combination of the two. The third 2018 estimated tax payment deadline for individuals is September 17.

If you don’t have an employer withholding tax from your pay, you likely need to make estimated tax payments. But even if you do have withholding, you might need to pay estimated tax. It can be necessary if you have more than a nominal amount of income from sources such as self-employment, interest, dividends, alimony, rent, prizes, awards or the sales of assets.


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2017 Q3 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

Jul 17, 2017 1:08:47 PM / by Jane Warren, CPA posted in Tax, Tax Deadlines


Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the third quarter of 2017. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements.

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