Jerry Jones CPA
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a CPA that you deal directly with, that understands your business, that works in all 50 states and is there for you when you need him?
“Jerry has been doing my individual taxes for the past 7 years. He must be doing OK since I haven’t been audited or had to pay any fines. In addition to my regular taxes, Jerry completed the final returns for my mother’s Living Trust in California. Before taking on this task Jerry let me know that he hadn’t handled a trust, especially in California for a long time. This required Jerry to make the extra effort to research and consult with a lawyer to successfully file the IRS and California returns and to close the financial requirements of the trust. I highly recommend Jerry’s services".
Leif L., Taxpayer

Moving Expenses May Be Deductible

Tax Deduction Deductible IRS Jerry JonesTaxpayers may be able to deduct certain expenses of moving to a new home because they started or changed job locations. Use Form 3903, Moving Expenses, to claim the moving expense deduction when filing a federal tax return.

Home means the taxpayer’s main home. It does not include a seasonal home or other homes owned or kept up by the taxpayer or family members. Eligible taxpayers can deduct the reasonable expenses of moving household goods and personal effects and of traveling from the former home to the new home.

Reasonable expenses may include the cost of lodging while traveling to the new home. The unreimbursed cost of packing, shipping, storing and insuring household goods in transit may also be deductible.

In 2018, Some Tax Benefits Increase Slightly Due to Inflation Adjustments, Others Unchanged

start-business-tax-rulesThe Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2017-58 provides details about these annual adjustments. The tax year 2018 adjustments generally are used on tax returns filed in 2019. The tax items for tax year 2018 of greatest interest to most taxpayers include the following dollar amounts:

The standard deduction for married filing jointly rises to $13,000 for tax year 2018, up $300 from the prior year. For single taxpayers and married individuals filing separately, the standard deduction rises to $6,500 in 2018, up from $6,350 in 2017, and for heads of households, the standard deduction will be $9,550 for tax year 2018, up from $9,350 for tax year 2017.

You Can Access Secure Federal Tax Information Online

federal tax information Jerry Jones CPAThe IRS continues to expand taxpayer services by adding new features to online tools. You can access your federal tax account through a secure login at IRS.gov/account. Once in your account, you can view the amount you owe along with details of your balance, view 18 months of payment history, access Get Transcript, and view key information from your current year tax return. In addition, you can pay from your bank account with a debit or credit card and apply for an online payment agreement if you need more time to pay.

Choose a Convenient IRS Payment Option

credit card payment tax payment jerry jonesIt’s never been easier to make a tax payment. You can pay online, by phone or with the IRS2Go app. You can view your options at IRS.gov/payments. The October 16 deadline for extension filers is near. If you need to pay your taxes, consider one of these payment options. 

With IRS Direct Pay, you can pay with your checking or savings account immediately or schedule your payment in one single online session that’s secure, easy and free. You can opt in to receive email notifications about your payment each time you submit a payment with Direct Pay.

IRS Issues Urgent Warning to Beware IRS/FBI-Themed Ransomware Scam

IRS malware ransomeware scam jerry jones cpaWASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage.

The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It tries to entice users to select a “here” link to download a fake FBI questionnaire. Instead, the link downloads a certain type of malware called ransomware that prevents users from accessing data stored on their device unless they pay money to the scammers.

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