hoskinscpas.com RSS Feed http://hoskinscpas.com/ Take a look at our recent blog posts and client newsletter articles. en-us Mon, 04 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 Mon, 04 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 Show Me the Money http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=39 Mon, 04 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=39 Use These Strategies To Pass on Wealth to Heirs http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#4 Low interest rates and a volatile stock market create additional opportunities for wealthy individuals to transfer money to heirs tax-free. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#4 Small Business: Tips for Ensuring Financial Success http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#2 Learn how cost accounting helps you make smarter business decisions and lead you to financial success. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#2 Marginal vs. Effective Tax Rates http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#1 Understanding marginal and effective tax rates is important for tax planning purposes, but many taxpayers don't fully understand the difference. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#1 If You Receive an IRS Letter or Notice http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#5 The IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Many of these letters and notices can be dealt with without calling or visiting an IRS office. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#5 Defer Capital Gains Using Like-Kind Exchanges http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#3 If real estate's your game, did you know that it's possible to defer capital gains by taking advantage of a Section 1031 exchange that allows you to swap investment property on a tax-deferred basis? Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#3 What Is a Designated Roth Account? http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#2 If you are a high-income earner who participates in a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) retirement plan that has a designated Roth account, making contributions to that account could be a smart move. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#2 Verifying Your Identity When Calling the IRS http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#4 If you need to contact the IRS, you will be asked to verify your identity. Here's what you need to know before you call. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#4 Tax Rules for Divorce and Alimony Payments http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#5 Tax rules regarding divorce and separation can and do change - as they recently did under tax reform - and the last thing on anyone's mind during a divorce or separation is its effect on their tax situation. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#5 Tax Relief for Those Affected by Natural Disasters http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#1 Tax relief may be available if you've been affected by a natural disaster this year, but only if you meet certain conditions. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#1 Six Things To Know Before You Start a Business http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#3 Starting your own business is an exciting prospect, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/newsletter.php#3 More Money is Coming to Families http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=38 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=38 Coronavirus Relief Continues for Housing and Student Loans http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=37 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=37 Non-filers: Expect a letter about your stimulus check http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=36 Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=36 Together, we can make a difference: A 12-step plan to address racism and unconscious bias http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=35 We want to share what Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA executive director, Finance Thought Leadership for Oracle and vice chairman of the AICPAâ??s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion has to say about Systematic racism and unconscious bias. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=35 Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=34 President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (Act) today. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=34 SBA Announce $10 Billion for CDFIs to Participate in the PPP http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=33 The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be lent exclusively by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Sat, 30 May 2020 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=33 Coronavirus and Your Student Loan Debt http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=32 Consumer Alert From the Federal Trade Commission Mon, 04 May 2020 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=32 The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=31 Today, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266). which includes more than $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, created by the CARES Act. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=31 How to Successfully and Productively Work from Home http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=30 Sun, 22 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=30 SIM Swap Scams: How to Protect Yourself http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=29 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=29 All Taxpayers Should Plan Ahead For Natural Disasters http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=28 Wed, 29 May 2019 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=28 Hoskins & Company Announces Approval As A Federally Qualified HUBZone Small Business http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=27 Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=27 IRS Warns Taxpayers of Pervasive Phishing Schemes http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=26 The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers of the ongoing threat of internet phishing scams that lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=26 The Home Office Deduction: Actual Expenses vs. The Simplified Method http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=25 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=25 Fundamental Tax Truths for C Corporations http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=23 Most C corporations are seeing a significant tax cut under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. However, there are still certain tax vulnerabilities for these entities that haven't changed much. Mon, 04 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=23 How The Government Shutdown Will Affect Your Refund http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=21 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=21 HOSKINS & COMPANY JOINS THE BDO ALLIANCE USA http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=20 Hoskins & Company has joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=20 Hoskins & Company Announces CPA Designation http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=19 Hoskins & Company Tax Services Manager and designated IRS Enrolled Agent, Steve Pelmore, Jr. has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=19 SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=18 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=18 100% Bonus Depreciation http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=17 The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enhances some tax breaks for businesses while reducing or eliminating others. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=17 IRS Announces When Filing Season Will Start http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=16 IRS Announces When Filing Season WIll Start Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=16 TAX-FILING TIPS FOR AFTER REPUBLICAN TAX PLAN PASSES http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=15 Tax and accounting professionals say the end of the 2017 tax year is ideal to begin gathering whatever is needed to have a smoother tax-filing experience for the upcoming tax season. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=15 IRS Announces 2018 Pension Plan Limitations; 401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $18,500 for 2018 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=14 The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2018. The IRS today issued technical guidance detailing these items in Notice 2017-64. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=14 2017 Tax Filing Season Begins January 23 for Nation's Taxpayers, Tax Returns are due April 18 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=12 Hoskins & Company Tax Manager, Steve Pelmore, Jr. shares pertinent information about the 2017 tax season. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=12 Government Contracting is like Competitng in the Olympics http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=9 I've been thinking about how much government contracting is like competing in the Olympics. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=9 Paying off Debt the Smart Way http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=8 While being debt-free is a worthwhile goal, most people need to focus on managing their debt first since it's likely to be there for most of their life. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=8 Time Running Out to Claim $950 Million in Refunds for 2012 Tax Returns http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=7 If you did not file a tax return for 2012, you may be one of nearly one million taxpayers who may be due a refund from that year. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=7 5 Reason Your Church Needs A CPA http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=6 There are general rules and concepts that govern the field of accounting. These general rules are referred to as basic accounting principles. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=6 It's Tax Time http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=5 2016 Tax Season Opens January 19th for Nation?s Taxpayers Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=5 Americans: Pay your taxes or lose your passport http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=4 U.S. government will be able to deny new passports or revoke ones held by people with serious tax debts. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=4 My Veterans Day Reflection http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=3 Veteran Steve Pelmore, Jr., Tax Manager at Hoskins & Company, reflects on what Veterans Day means to him. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=3 Accounting Firm Experiences Significant Growth http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=2 One of Tennessee?s longest running accounting and professional services firms, Hoskins & Company, experiences significant growth since the top of the year. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.hoskinscpas.com/blog.php?id=2