RSS Feed Take a look at our recent blog posts and client newsletter articles. en-us Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Tax Breaks for Families With Children If you have children, one or more of these tax credits and deductions could help your family reduce the amount of tax owed. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Small Business Tax Roundup In 2020, the IRS issued a number of guidance documents as well as final rules and regulations that clarified several tax provisions affecting businesses. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Renting Out a Second Home Tax rules on rental income from second homes can be confusing, especially if you rent the home out for several months of the year and also use the home yourself. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Capital Gains Tax on Sale of Stocks If you made money last year buying and selling stocks, you may owe capital gains tax. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Avoiding an IRS Tax Audit With taxes becoming more complicated every year, there is an even greater possibility of tax confusion turning into a tax mistake and an IRS audit. Avoiding "red flags" like these could help. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Employee Retention Credit Increases for Employers This article looks at the extended and modified employee retention tax credit (ERC), allowing some employers to now receive tax refunds even if a PPP loan was received. Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 What's New for 2020 Tax Returns Taxpayers should be aware of several key items involving credits, deductions, and refunds when filing their tax returns this year. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Taxable vs. Nontaxable Income Are you wondering if there's a hard and fast rule about what income is taxable and what income is not taxable? The quick (and easy) answer is that all income is taxable unless the law specifically excludes it. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Tax Filing Season Starts February 12 The IRS begins accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns on Friday, February 12, 2021. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Social Security Benefits and Taxes: The Facts Generally, you pay federal income taxes on your Social Security income only if you have other substantial income in addition to your benefits. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Employer Tax Credit Extended for Payroll Workers Extended through June 30, 2020, the Employee Retention Credit helps businesses keep their employees on the payroll - despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 SECURE Act: Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement On December 20, 2019, the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act was signed into law. The legislation contained many new laws. Here are a few items that may impact you. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0600 Forbes Names Baden Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firm in America Forbes names Baden Gage & Schroeder one of America's Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms. Baden is one of five firms in Indiana to be given this distinction, and they were also recommended for both tax and accounting. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0600 Indiana Adds Reporting Requirements for Employers in 2019 The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is rolling out their redesign of the Employer Self-Service System (ESS). The new platform will change employer filing requirements beginning with first quarter 2019 (1Q2019). Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0500 QBI: Final Section 199A Regulations Revealed On January 18, 2019, the IRS released the final regulations pertaining to the new Section 199A 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction. Rather than provide any major functional changes in the deduction, the final regulations served to answer questions concerning the proposed regulations (issued in August 2018) and take the resulting practitioner comments and suggestions into consideration. In this article, we have highlighted a few of the noteworthy items that were revealed by the final regulations. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 Sales Tax and Use Tax Changes May Be on the Horizon US Supreme Court Overturns Quill Standards: What this may mean for sales and use tax in other states? Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500 Indiana Real Estate Tax Guidance Can you make a prepayment on your real estate taxes before the new law takes effect? Read the full article by Kara Smith, CPA, Director at Baden Gage & Schroeder, as she helps answer that question and gives guidance on how to take action. Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Tax Reform Tips for Individuals Are you wondering how to take advantage of the sweeping tax reform bill now on President Trump's desk? Here are four practical tax planning tips for individuals to reduce your 2017 tax bill. Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Accounting Standards for Revenue Recognition Are Changing. Are you ready? Accounting standards for companies using GAAP are changing. Diane provides 5 basic steps for recognizing revenue under the new standards. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 FBAR Deadline Moves to April The Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) deadline for 2016 has been moved to April 18, 2017. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Stamp Out Tax Season Stress! Helpful hints along with a video to eliminate stress during tax season. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Indiana Requires Less Reporting for Nonprofits Effective July 1, 2016, Indiana nonprofit organizations have new filing requirements. Read full article to find out more. Mon, 09 May 2016 09:00:00 -0500 Retirement: Is Your Family Business Ready? Succession planning for small, family owned businesses is key to maximizing the value in your business before retirement. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0600 Is Your Favorite Pastime a Business or a Hobby? When a hobby becomes provides an income stream, it is time to consider the tax impact. Read Tyler's blog to find out more. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0600 Hiring a Qualified Benefit Plan Auditor A quality benefit plan audit aids in safeguarding employee benefit plan assets. Read Amanda's blog to learn more about hiring an auditor. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0600 Popular Solutions for Saving for College Are you worried about paying for college? Chelsea reviews two solutions in her blog. Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0600 Ten Ways to Protect Your Business Steps business owners can take to minimize the ups and downs of a changing economy. Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0600 Tax Tips for Charitable Giving It's the time of year when we feel the most charitable. Follow Jennifer's tax tips when planning your charitable giving. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0600 Six Indiana Counties Change Local Income Tax Rates Indiana employers should be aware that income tax rates changed for 6 counties. Read Michelle's blog for the details Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0600 How to Handle Scandal What action should you take if your business is faced with a scandal? Read Ken's insight into ways to prepare and mitigate the damage. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0600 Heads Up Indiana Employers -- No More UC1 Forms Being Mailed Indiana employers will no longer be receiving UC1 forms in the mail. Employers are now encouraged to use Uplink to file their quarterly unemployment reports. Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself Identity theft is becoming a common problem. Learn new ways to protect yourself recommended by the IRS. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:00:00 -0500 See Something, Say Something... Tips from employees, customers and vendors can often be the best defense against fraud. This article sheds light on occupational fraud and what you should do if you see something. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:00:00 -0500 How to Start a Conversation about Financial Planning This article provides a few helpful hints in how to get the conversation started with your CPA, advisor or attorney about financial and retirement planning. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Indiana Tax Amnesty Available Now Thru Nov 16 Tax Amnesty 2015 is a limited-time opportunity for both individuals and businesses in Indiana to pay past-due base taxes free of penalty, interest, and collection fees. Read the entire article to learn more. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:00:00 -0500 New Chip Cards Help Reduce Risk of Credit Card Fraud On October 1, retailers and businesses accepting credit card payments are required to start processing payments using the new EMV chip-based security system. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Tips for Preventing Fraud in Not-For-Profit Organizations Fraud prevention tips for non-profit organizations Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Truth-seeking Interview Techniques for Finding Fraud Learn more about interviewing techniques for finding fraud. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Six Key Attributes for Business Success Cash flow, risk and growth drive the value of a business. However, there are six key attributes that have a profound impact on an organization's long-term success. Read the full article to learn more about the six attributes of a successful business. Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:00:00 -0500 401(k) Participants Sue Plan Fiduciaries and Win The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Edison International's 401(k) plan participants, who claimed Company fiduciaries violated their duty to monitor investment funds. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Fraud On Rise for Small, Non-public Companies Fraud, waste and abuse in smaller, non-public companies are on the rise according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0500