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The IRS recently announced special tax relief for leave-based donation programs set up by employers to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Harvey.

Basics of Employer Programs

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Reverse mortgages have been around for years. But they're getting a new spin:  Some senior homeowners are tapping into their home equity to "bridge the gap"  until the time they're ready to apply for Social Security benefits.

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Back-to-school season is a good time to review the federal tax breaks that are  currently available if you or a loved one will be attending college or graduate  school this fall. After all, a higher education degree is one of the biggest  investments you'll ever make. 

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Created just a few years ago in 2014, the My Retirement Account (myRA) program will  end, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As part of the Trump  Administration's effort to slim down wasteful spending where possible, the  Treasury has decided this short-lived Roth IRA backed by the government isn't cost effective.

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The IRS and state tax authorities have made significant strides in curbing individual identity theft  over the last two years.

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For years, people have questioned the viability of the Social Security system going forward. In July, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds.
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At the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court adjourned for its summer recess. Here  are five recent cases from its 2016 term that may be of interest to business  owners and managers.

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What should you do if your discover an error on a previously filed individual tax  return?

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Does your small business engage in qualified research activities?  If so, you may be  eligible for a research tax credit that can now be used to offset your  federal payroll tax bill.

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Do you provide car rides through a mobile app, rent out your spare room  using an online platform or repair computers for local businesses on demand? If  so, you may be considered part of the "sharing economy" (also known as the Gig or on-demand economy).

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