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Improve Decision-Making and Drive Action with Data Analytics – Part 1

Data Gains Value in Context The terms data analytics and big data sound like modern buzzwords that have been thrown around so much they have lost some of their meaning. Many find the concepts abstract and overwhelming, but data becomes a powerful tool when applied...

How Can Business Owners Lower Last Year’s Tax Bill?

Good news! Business taxpayers may still be able to take actions to lower their federal income tax liabilities for 2020, as well as for future years. Consider these ideas before you file last year’s return. Claim 100% First-Year Bonus Depreciation — Or Maybe Not For...

The Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Who among us wants to pay the IRS more taxes than we have to? While few may raise their hands, Americans regularly overpay because they fail to take all eligible tax deductions. The following provides a quick look at the six most overlooked opportunities to manage...

What You Need to Know About Estimated Tax Payments

Who Needs to Pay Estimated Taxes You may have to make estimated tax payments if you earn income that is not subject to withholding. Examples include incomes from the following: self-employment, interest, dividends, alimony, rent, realized investment gains, prizes, and...

5 Valuable Tax Credits for 2020 Individual Returns

Individuals eligible for federal income tax credits can significantly lower their tax obligations. Tax credits usually provide greater tax savings than deductions, because credits reduce your tax bill dollar for dollar. A deduction reduces only the amount of income...

Hantzmon Wiebel Partners with Local Organizations to Assist Economically Disadvantaged Individuals

Watch the story on NBC29 and CBS19 Press Release: Charlottesville, VA –Local organizations partner to provide economically disadvantaged individuals and families free tax return preparation for tax year 2020. Cville Tax Aid functions as an initiative of the United Way...

New Opportunities and Planning Options for the Employee Retention Credit

Many employers did not take advantage of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) in 2020 because the ERC’s original rules denied the credit to employers who received funding under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), enacted in...

Fraud Alert: Have You Heard About New Vishing Attacks?

For years, businesses and individuals have diligently worked to avoid phishing scams sent via email or text. A new threat has entered the scamming market, aimed largely at small businesses: Voice phishing scams (also known as vishing) using social engineering. A...

How to Work with a Neutral Valuation Professional

In most valuation disputes, each side hires its own valuation expert. Naturally, the two experts often disagree about the value of the assets in question. In court, the experts present their opinions, the attorneys argue the merits of each valuation, and the judge or...

When Is a Calculation Appropriate?

When it comes to valuations, CPAs must follow the guidelines of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), specifically the AICPA’s Statement of Standards for Valuation Services No. 1 (SSVS). SSVS describes the two types of valuation engagements...