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Summer Tax Tip #1 – Send the Kids to Camp

Parents who need to work may decide to send young children to summer camp while school is out. Assuming certain requirements are met, the cost of camp may qualify for a dependent care credit. Generally, the maximum credit is $600 for one child and $1,200 for two or more kids. But this tax…

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Posted in State & Local Strategies, Income and Franchise, Personal Income Tax, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues, Sales and Use Tax

New York State Tax Department Switches Banks – Affecting Taxpayers with Debit Blocks on Their Accounts

The New York State Tax Department is switching banks – and that should make you sit up and take notice if you or your clients use debit block services to electronically pay one or more New York State taxes. You only have until June 25, 2015 to contact your bank and have them add…

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Posted in Alerts

The Vault Accounting 50

We know our professionals enjoy working at MWE for many reasons, and our new ranking of #23 on Vault’s Accounting 50 for 2016 proves it. Vault provides in-depth profiles and rankings for top employers in a variety of industries. The profiles combine the inside perspective of anonymous, unbiased reviews from active employees along with expert…

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Posted in Individual Tax Brief

Do you Need to File a 2014 Gift Tax Return by April 15?

Generally, you’ll need to file a gift tax return for 2014 if, during the tax year, you made gifts: That exceeded the $14,000-per-recipient gift tax annual exclusion (other than to your U.S. citizen spouse), That you wish to split with your spouse to take advantage of your combined $28,000 annual exclusions, or Of future interests…

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March Madness Hits MWE

Public Accounting firms are currently going through their own “March Madness” as our busy season swings into high gear. So we decided it might be fun to take a break for a cupcake-eating, hoop-shooting competition among the staff. And we’ve got the video to prove it.          

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Posted in Accounting & Auditing

Taking Advantage of Tangible Property Safe Harbors

If your business has made repairs to tangible property, such as buildings, machinery, equipment and vehicles, you may be eligible for a deduction on your 2014 income tax return. But you must make sure they were truly “repairs,” and not actually “improvements.” Why? Costs incurred to improve tangible property must be depreciated over a period…

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