appelcpa.com RSS Feed http://appelcpa.com/ Take a look at our recent blog posts and client newsletter articles. en-us Thu, 07 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 Thu, 07 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 WHY SHOULD SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD PREPARE YOUR TAXES? http://www.appelcpa.com/blog.php?id=3 Tax return preparation is a cornerstone service that many CPA firms offer to their clients. However, many individuals and business owners believe that the availability of tax software means they no longer need the help of an accountant during tax season. This simply is not the case. Thu, 07 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.appelcpa.com/blog.php?id=3 THE BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCED ACCOUNTING http://www.appelcpa.com/blog.php?id=2 Proper accounting is one of the more difficult tasks facing a brand new company. Many business owners struggle to fulfill various accounting roles, especially when other priorities interfere with creating an internal department. If you do not have staff dedicated to handling bookkeeping or payroll, consider outsourcing these functions to a CPA firm. Thu, 07 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.appelcpa.com/blog.php?id=2 HELLO WORLD! http://www.appelcpa.com/blog.php?id=1 Weâ??ll be posting helpful news from the financial industry, updates from our practice, and more about the latest in keeping your personal and business finances in the best shape possible. We built our practice on the notion that weâ??re there for our clients when they need us and we want our online presence to be a reflection of that principle. Thu, 07 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.appelcpa.com/blog.php?id=1 CONSIDERATIONS FOR RESTRUCTURING YOUR BUSINESS http://www.appelcpa.com/blog.php?id=4 As a company grows and changes, it may need to transition into a new entity structure, such as going from a partnership to an LLC. When you are planning to restructure your business, there are several factors that need to be considered, including: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.appelcpa.com/blog.php?id=4 Use These Strategies To Pass on Wealth to Heirs http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#4 Low interest rates and a volatile stock market create additional opportunities for wealthy individuals to transfer money to heirs tax-free. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#4 Small Business: Tips for Ensuring Financial Success http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#2 Learn how cost accounting helps you make smarter business decisions and lead you to financial success. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#2 Marginal vs. Effective Tax Rates http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#1 Understanding marginal and effective tax rates is important for tax planning purposes, but many taxpayers don't fully understand the difference. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#1 If You Receive an IRS Letter or Notice http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#5 The IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Many of these letters and notices can be dealt with without calling or visiting an IRS office. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#5 Defer Capital Gains Using Like-Kind Exchanges http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#3 If real estate's your game, did you know that it's possible to defer capital gains by taking advantage of a Section 1031 exchange that allows you to swap investment property on a tax-deferred basis? Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#3 What Is a Designated Roth Account? http://www.appelcpa.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 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#2 Verifying Your Identity When Calling the IRS http://www.appelcpa.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 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#4 Tax Rules for Divorce and Alimony Payments http://www.appelcpa.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 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#5 Tax Relief for Those Affected by Natural Disasters http://www.appelcpa.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 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#1 Six Things To Know Before You Start a Business http://www.appelcpa.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 http://www.appelcpa.com/newsletter.php#3