March 1, 2016

The Iowa Legislature's decision on whether or not to couple federal tax law changes will have a major impact on many people's tax returns this year. Here's a previous Tax Tip Tuesday blog on this issue. And this has left many Iowans wondering if they should wait to fil...

February 9, 2016

You may want to wait to file your tax return.

In the January 19th Tax Tip Tuesday, I indicated that the 2016 tax season was now open.  That was correct for federal returns.  Unfortunately, as we noted in last week’s edition, some state returns are still...

February 1, 2016

As you open this email, you are probably saying to yourself, wait a minute, it’s not Tuesday!  You are correct, but the content this week is very time sensitive so we are here early. 

The first item today is the Iowa Caucus tonight.  We have a great opportunity to...

December 18, 2015

Today’s special edition will address the tax package that the House passed yesterday, the Senate is expected to pass today, and the president has indicated he will sign. 


In the recently passed “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015” Congress has...

December 8, 2015

Today we will discuss the status of the annual tax extenders bill. Once again, Congress needs to pass legislation to extend over 50 different items that expired at the end of 2014. 

Unless Congress acts, taxpayers will be unable to use these provisions on their 20...

December 1, 2015

Congress has yet to pass the extenders legislation so we still do not know if bonus depreciation or section 179 will go above its current limit of $25,000 for 2015. However the IRS released a notice last week that does offer some relief in this area going forward.


November 17, 2015

Today we will revisit an important topic that affects many of our clients — the current status of the tax extender legislation. 

Unfortunately, it is still in limbo.

The New Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady was called on by major industry groups to addr...

September 22, 2015

​We have been keeping you updated on the status of the extenders bill, which Congress has yet to pass. But as a start, at least the Ways & Means Committee has approved some tax bills.

On September 17, the Ways & Means Committee approved the following tax-related b...

July 28, 2015

On July 21, the Senate Finance Committee approved the extenders bill.  This bill includes the extension of 52 tax provisions that usually get extended each year.  It includes reinstating the section 179 expense amount back to $500,000 and also includes the 50% bon...

January 7, 2015

The IRS announced that it anticipates opening the 2015 filing season in January as scheduled. This follows the late passage of the extenders legislation.The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on January 20th. Paper tax returns will begin processing at...

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