Attn: Tax Practitioners e-Services Scam


QuickAlerts for Tax Professionals
November 25, 2015

It has come to our attention that an email is being issued to tax preparers asking them to update their e-Services information. The link provided in the email to access e-Services appears to be a phishing scam to capture e-Services usernames and passwords. Read More:


IRS Tax Tips for Deducting Gifts to Charity


IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2015-20, November 24, 2015
The holiday season often prompts people to give money or property to charity. If you plan to give and want to claim a tax deduction, there are a few tips you should know before you give. For instance, you must itemize your deductions. Here are six more tips that you should keep in mind: Read More:


For Small Businesses: IRS Raises Tangible Property Expensing Threshold to $2,500; Simplifies Filing and Record Keeping


IR-2015-133, Nov. 24, 2015
WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service today simplified the paperwork and record keeping requirements for small businesses by raising from $500 to $2,500 the safe harbor threshold for deducting certain capital items. Read More: Read More:


New Social Security Rules

Rosie Bartels, CPA
November 5, 2015

Forwarded info for our membership

Rosie attended a seminar presented by Marc Kiner on Social Security and wanted to make sure we provided this information to the Missouri Society of Accountants membership. Marc talked about the claim and suspend on Social Security benefits that will be going away.

So far these are the best articles I have seen.

Of course Farm CPAToday is always good – very concise...

Rose Mary Bartels, CPA

Mark Kiner, CPA
Co-founder of Social Security Advisors program
Premier, Social Security Consulting, LLC.

In case you missed today’s webinar on the SS changes contained in the budget bill that was signed on November 2, 2015 below is the link to view:

Marc  Kiner, CPA, NSSA®


Missouri Department of Revenue Tax Bulletin [Edition 4, Volume 4]

Resources for Businesses and Tax Professionals

Issue Number:  [Edition 4, Volume 4} October 26, 2015
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IRS issues 2016 pension contribution limits

By Sally P. Schreiber, J.D.
October 22, 2015

Because the cost-of-living index did not go up enough to trigger increases, the IRS announced that the limit on elective deferral for contributions to 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan remains at $18,000 for 2016 and the catch-up contribution limit for those 50 and older remains at $6,000 (IR-2015-118). Read More:


PTIN user fee will be lowered

By Sally P. Schreiber, J.D.
October 29, 2015

The IRS issued temporary regulations on Thursday lowering the user fee for preparer tax identification numbers (PTINs) from $50 for new or renewal PTINs to $33 (T.D. 9742). Read More:


Thousands Who Didn’t File Tax Returns May Lose Health Care Subsidies

OCT. 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people with modest incomes are at risk of losing health insurance subsidies in January because they did not file income tax returns, federal officials and consumer advocates say. Read On:


St. Louis Chapter Meeting Notice

The next St. Louis Chapter meeting will be December 28, 2015

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Kansas City Chapter Meeting Notice

The next Kansas City Chapter Meeting scheduled for
December 17, 2015

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Heart of the Ozarks Chapter

The next Heart of the Ozarks Chapter meeting will be
December 17, 2015

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