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Are you wondering if you'll pay more in taxes this year? Do you know which new tax laws will impact you - and what they really mean? How are you preparing to take advantage of available opportunities? Learn these things and more by following our weekly Tax Tip Tuesday Blog by Ryun, Givens & Company partner Curt Brand. 

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Just a Little Reminder...

April 30, 2019

Tax Tip Tuesday: How to Check the Status of Your Refund

April 2, 2019

Scammers Stay Busy During This Time of Year

March 19, 2019

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April 30, 2019

Just a couple of quick reminders for you today.

Iowa Form IA1040

Don't forget to file your Iowa return and pay any Iowa tax...they are DUE TODAY!

Documenting Donations

Spring brings about spring cleaning and often non-cash charitable contributions of good or better conditi...

April 2, 2019

So you've filed your tax return and are now waiting for your refund.  Here's how to check the status of both your federal and Iowa refunds. 

To check the status of your federal refund you will need:

  • Your Social Security Number or ITIN

  • Your filing status

  • ...

March 19, 2019

The following information is from the IRS reminding taxpayers that phony IRS calls increase during filing season.

The tax filing season is a busy time for taxpayers, but scammers also stay busy.  Taxpayers should be aware of several types of tax scams, but phone scams s...

March 5, 2019

Here are some important items due on March 15th.

  • Calendar year S-Corporation tax returns.

  • Calendar year Partnership tax returns.

  • An automatic six-month extension can be requested for both types of returns.

  • Contributions to pension and profit sharing p...

February 19, 2019

Temporary tax provisions that are regularly extended as a group by Congress, rather than being allowed to expire as scheduled, are often referred to as "tax extenders."  These "extenders" have not been extended yet for the 2018 tax year.  It is possible they could stil...

February 5, 2019

If you are organized as an LLC, PLLC or LP and authorized to do business in Iowa, you most likely have recently received a reminder letter/notice from the Iowa Secretary of State to file your Biennial Report.  This report is due by April 1st of odd numbered years for a...

January 22, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that, despite the government shutdown, it will begin to process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.

The IRS also reminded us that the earliest refunds will be available fo...

January 8, 2019

Normally I would be telling you now when the IRS will begin accepting tax returns.  However, this year is not normal.  Part of the government shutdown includes parts of the IRS (except the part that collects any tax due).  We will let you know when we hear more on this...

December 18, 2018

The IRS has issued the 2019 standard mileage rates. These are used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable and medical purposes.

Beginning on January 1, 2019, the standard mileage rate for the use of a car, van, pickup or pa...

December 11, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to talk about year-end planning information for businesses.

Eligible businesses should consider making purchases that qualify for section 179 deduction (the liberalized business property expensing option).

For tax years beginning in 20...

December 4, 2018

The Iowa Department of Revenue wants you to watch out for identity theft and phishing scams. Here's what you need to know if you come across something suspicious.

Is it a Scam?

Did you receive a phone call, e-mail, or letter about your Iowa taxes? How do you know the com...

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