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IRS Tips
IRS offers tips to small business owners about the overlooked home office deduction

The IRS encourages small business owners to explore the guidelines surrounding home office deductions so they understand the legal guidelines and options available. More details are available in Publication 587. As part of National Small Business Week (April 29-May 5), the IRS is highlighting a series of tips and resources available for small business owners. For […]

Legislative News
Tax Reform: Changes to Depreciation Affect Businesses Now

As employers across the country celebrate National Small Business Week, the IRS reminds businesses that the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may affect their depreciation deductions and taxes.  Business taxpayers can generally depreciate tangible property except land, including buildings, machinery, vehicles, furniture and equipment.  Changes to depreciation and how they will affect businesses may […]

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Tax Preparers: Register Now for 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

The IRS reminds tax professionals to sign up for this summer’s IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. By attending one of these events, tax professionals can earn continuing education credits and get the latest information about recent tax law changes and cybersecurity threats facing the tax community. Tax professionals can visit for more information and to register. There […]

Member News
Huntington Homestead Museum

Huntington Homestead Museum, circa 1720, is the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, a founding father. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress, President of the United States under the ratified Articles of Confederation, and Governor of CT for ten years (1786-96). Because of his achievements, it was designated a […]

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New Tool Provides More Information About Exempt Organizations

The IRS launched a new tool on that gives taxpayers fast and easy access to information about exempt organizations. The new Tax Exempt Organization Search replaces the EO Select Check tool. Here are some things taxpayers will find when they use the new TEOS tool: Images of an organization’s forms 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF and 990-T filed […]

Member News
Help Promote Connecticut Tourism!

Help Promote Connecticut Tourism! Two ways to show your pride and partnership The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a new window cling and sticker campaign inviting all tourism and cultural businesses to place the window cling or sticker in your storefronts.  You can also download a digital version to include on your business […]

IRS Tips
Home Office Deduction; Tax Credit for Employers Hiring Certain New Workers

The IRS reminds small business owners about the home office deduction Tax credit can help employers hiring new workers 1.  The IRS reminds small business owners about the home office deduction Small business owners and self-employed individuals who work from a home office may be overlooking a common deduction. The IRS encourages small business owners to […]

Member News
Join TLGV for its May Acorn Adventure

  The Last Green Valley Ranger Jean Pillo will lead the May 26 Acorn Adventure, Underwater Exploration. The adventure will be held 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 26, at Mashamoquet Brook State Park, 276 Mashamoquet Road, Pomfret, CT 06259. Become a water detective for a day and prepare to get wet and find out what lives under the […]

IRS Tips
The Taxpayer Bill of Rights: Ten Rights for All Taxpayers

America’s taxpayers have specific rights when they interact with the IRS. These ten rights are known collectively as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. These rights cover a wide range of topics and issues, and lay out what taxpayers can expect in the event they need to work with the IRS on a personal tax matter. This […]

IRS Tips
Taxpayers who usually itemize deductions should check their withholding to avoid tax surprises

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers who typically itemized their deductions on Schedule A of the Form 1040 to use the Withholding Calculator this year to perform a “paycheck checkup.” People who have itemized before may be affected by changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Taxpayers who itemize should use the IRS Withholding Calculatorto […]

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