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Real Estates Waived or Reduced for Disabled Vets

  If you are a disabled veteran, in almost every jurisdiction you can petition your local taxing authority to have your real estates waived or reduced.  The following states offer real estate tax deductions: Illinois:  A qualified disabled veteran can receive

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Reporting

  Affordable Care Act (ACA) generally requires individuals to obtain healthcare insurance; compels Applicable Large Employers (ALEs)1 to offer affordable coverage to all of their full-time employees; and provides subsidized healthcare premiums to qualifying individuals who purchase coverage through the

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Tax Amnesty

  Six states launched tax amnesty programs in September that will be available to delinquent taxpayers through November.  Those include Indiana, Arizona, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri and Oklahoma.  Call your Somerset tax advisor if you have delinquent tax liabilities in these

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Employee Benefits Update – Summer 2015

“THE BUCK STOPS HERE” – IRS REITERATES PLAN SPONSOR RESPONSIBILITY FOR DOCUMENTATION OF HARDSHIP DISTRIBUTIONS AND PARTICIPANT LOANS Loans to participants and distributions due to participant hardship are transactions commonly delegated by employee benefit plan management to third-party service providers. As service

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Higher Education Tax Credits

  As a new semester begins we want to take the opportunity to remind you of some of the education tax credits that might be available to you this year. The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) is available for the

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State and Local Tax Update – Summer 2015

Indiana School Scholarship Credit As Indiana begins a new fiscal year on July 1, they have again opened up donations for the School Scholarship Tax Credit. These credits are available to individuals and corporations that make donations to qualified Scholarship-Granting

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Tennessee’s Revenue Modernization Act

  Tennessee recently passed the Revenue Modernization Act which attempts to make out-of-state businesses “pay their fair share of taxes” and help Tennessee-based businesses.  This legislation will impact anyone who is doing business with Tennessee.  Notable changes include: The creation

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Indiana Tax Update

  Elderly taxpayers have many Indiana tax advantages available to them. First, an elderly taxpayer must determine whether or not they are required to file an annual income tax return. The first step in determining whether an individual needs to

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Wisconsin Budget Bill Includes Numerous Tax Law Changes

  The biennial Wisconsin budget bill, signed on July 12th, makes numerous personal income and corporation franchise and income tax changes.  Here is an overview of notable changes: Standard Deduction: The legislation increases the standard deduction for married filers. Educators’

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