How to calculate employer health care responsibilities

By Ken Tysiac
April 1, 2014

In compliance with new health care employer responsibility regulations, two halves indeed equal a whole for employers when they determine their number of full-time employees. Read More:


e-News for Tax Professionals Issue 2014-15

Thank You from IRS Commissioner Koskinen to Tax Community
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IRS Debunks Frivolous Tax Arguments

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today released the 2014 version of “The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments.” The document describes and responds to some of the common frivolous tax arguments made by those who oppose compliance with federal tax laws. Read More:


With Less Than a Week Until the Tax Filing Deadline, Taxpayers can get Extra Time to File

WASHINGTON — The IRS has received almost 100 million tax returns so far this year and expects to receive about 35 million more by the April 15 filing deadline. However, about 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra 6 months to file. Read More:


IRS Intensifies Work on Identity Theft and Refund Fraud; Criminal Investigation Enforcement Actions Underway Across the Nation

WASHINGTON — As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it has started more than 200 new investigations this filing season into identity theft and refund fraud schemes. IRS Criminal Investigation has started 295 new identity theft investigations since January, pushing the number of active cases to more than 1,800. Read More:


Tax Information Available Through IRS Social Media Tools

WASHINGTON – As the filing season deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers of its social media tools available to help them get the latest tax information and check on their refund status. Read More:


Last-Minute Filers: Avoid Common Errors

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns. Here are some ways to avoid common mistakes. Read More:


IR-2014-45: IRS Gives Tax Relief to Washington State Mudslide and Flooding Victims; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadlines Extended to Oct. 15

WASHINGTON ––The Internal Revenue Service announced today that victims of last month’s mudslides and flooding in Washington state will have until Oct. 15 to file their returns and pay any taxes due. Read More:


IR-2014-37: IRS Reminds Taxpayers about Direct Deposit and Split Refunds

WASHINGTON — For 57 million Americans, the refund check is no longer in the mail; it’s already in the bank. Read More:


IR-2014-35: IRS Gives Colorado Flood Victims More Time To Decide When To Claim Losses

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today provided taxpayers an extension until Oct. 15, 2014 to decide when to claim disaster losses arising from last September’s flooding. Read More:


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St. Louis Chapter Meeting Notice

The next St. Louis Chapter meeting will be
April 28, 2014

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Kansas City Chapter Meeting Notice

The next Kansas City Chapter Meeting scheduled for
April 17, 2014

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Heart of the Ozarks Chapter

The next Heart of the Ozarks Chapter meeting will be
Thursday, April 17, 2014

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2014 Tax Reference Manual for MO Legislators

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