Category Archives: Tax Advice


New 20% Deduction for Business Owners! Do You Qualify? (Part 1 of 2)

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Aug 2018

New 20% Deduction for Business Owners! Do You Qualify? (Part 1 of 2)

With the recent implementation of the new tax reform, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has left many taxpayers in the dark concerning many new major tax provisions. One of these provisions includes the new Qualified Business Income Deduction (QBI), which provides a 20% deduction for passthrough businesses with “qualified business income”. Sounds easy enough – but there’s more to it than that with questions…

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The Three Biggest Tax Reform Myths

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Jul 2018

The Three Biggest Tax Reform Myths

While folklore and fairy tales are a rich part of human culture, myths have no place in a tax system. Since President Donald Trump’s new tax reform bill was signed into law last December, a number of myths have circulated, causing confusion, misplaced optimism and distortion of the truth. As accountants, we feel as though it is our duty to help dispel these harmful myths….

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Start Preparing For Next Year’s Tax Season

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Jun 2018

Start Preparing For Next Year’s Tax Season

So, tax season is over and you’re feeling relieved. (We were swamped, so we are too!) But this doesn’t give you a free pass to forget about taxes until next year. Now is the most opportune time for an assortment of financial planning tasks that will better prepare you for next year. These tips will not only keep you more organized, but they will help…

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Simple Strategies to Avoid Tax Penalties

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Mar 2018

Simple Strategies to Avoid Tax Penalties

Tax penalties: You may be oblivious to some of them, but the IRS will penalize you either way. Being educated about penalties is one’s best defense against them. In this post, we cover some of the most common miscellaneous and unexpected penalties while supplying tips on how to avoid them.   Failure to Pay and Underpayment Penalties When someone does not fully pay their taxes…

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Individual Tax Penalties And What You Can Do About Them

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Feb 2018

Individual Tax Penalties And What You Can Do About Them

Tax season is finally here! Obviously, the goal is to avoid any and all tax penalties. But if you find yourself in a position where you can’t pay the entire amount you owe, here is what you need to know: Deadlines One of the most important deadlines to mark on your calendar is your individual tax return deadline. 2017 Tax due date: April 17, 2018*


Watch Out! 1099 Filing Penalties Aren’t Exactly Light

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Jan 2018

Watch Out! 1099 Filing Penalties Aren’t Exactly Light

Lots of confusion has surrounded 1099s and who should be issued a 1099. Fortunately, this has been followed by many articles clearing up the fog. What we want to talk about in this article, however, are the fees and penalties for not filing 1099s, as well as some tips to avoid these problems in the future. The penalty rates have been unchanged for a while…

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How Does The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Affect You?

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Jan 2018

How Does The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Affect You?

What does this new change in the American Tax Code mean to me? Out from all the ruckus has come out a solidified tax reform plan that goes into effect for tax year 2018. With the bill passed by both the Senate and the House, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law on December 22. But do not be mistaken, this…

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Trump’s Proposed Tax Reform: What Does it Mean to You?

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Oct 2017

Trump’s Proposed Tax Reform: What Does it Mean to You?

President Trump’s proposed tax plan, which was announced in April and called the “the biggest tax cut” ever by the U.S. National Economic Council Director, would take our country from having one of the highest corporate taxes in the developed world to one of the lowest. Here we lay out some changes focused specifically towards small businesses and individuals. For a full description of the…

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Do You Know The Difference Between An Employee And An Independent Contractor?

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Feb 2016

Do You Know The Difference Between An Employee And An Independent Contractor?

It can get a little tricky sometimes in determining whether someone you consistently hire to perform services for your business is an employee or an independent contractor; not to mention keeping track of the difference in tax treatment between the two. Have no fear, Paragon is here to break it down for you! Employees are defined by the IRS as “anyone who performs services for…

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2016 Tax Season is Almost Here!

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Jan 2016

2016 Tax Season is Almost Here!

  Happy New Year! Paragon Accountants would like to announce that the 2016 tax season is almost here. The IRS will begin accepting both paper and electronic returns on Tuesday, January 19th. This year the deadline to submit your 2015 tax return is Monday, April 18th. Before you rush to file your taxes, please make sure you have all your tax paperwork ready, such as…

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