Audit Your Tax Returns

How Long Does the IRS Have to Audit Your Tax Returns?

We get many clients coming in asking about a how long the IRS can go back to audit your tax return, The good news is there is a statute of limitations on IRS audits and tax assessments. This time period is called the Assessment Statute Expiration Date (ASED). However, like all things IRS, it's more...Continue reading

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IRS Dirty Dozen List: Triggers IRS Scrutiny

For over 20 years, the IRS has issued an annual Dirty Dozen list identifying tax scams and avoidance schemes. This year’s list includes everything from employee retention credit claims to the use of fake charities. Before you invest your hard-earned money in these or other highly promoted tax schemes, you should check the IRS Dirty...Continue reading

Report Gambling Winnings

When Do I Report Gambling Winnings to the IRS?

Now that so many types of gambling are legal in Ohio, when do you have to report your gambling winnings to the IRS? If you enjoy gambling, whether occasionally or frequently, it is crucial to understand how your winnings and losses can affect your tax liability. Basic Rules to Reporting Gambling Winnings Winnings: You report...Continue reading

2023 Tax Strategies

Last-Minute: 2023 Tax Strategies for Marriage, Kids, and Family

It's not too late to consider 2023 tax strategies. Are you thinking of getting married or divorced? If so, consider December 31, 2023, in your tax planning. Here’s another planning question: Do you give money to family or friends (other than your children, who are subject to the kiddie tax)? If so, you need to consider...Continue reading

Filing Form 8275

When to File Form 8275 to Avoid Penalties

Form 8275 is filed to disclose all types of tax positions.  When you're considering taking an aggressive position on your tax return that could result in a substantial tax reduction, but you're worried about having to pay a penalty, talk with Ken-Mar Tax for a free consultation. As an Enrolled Agent, Ken Weinberg is up-to-date...Continue reading

Airbnb Rental Income and Self-Employment Tax

Do I Need to Pay Self-Employment Tax on Airbnb Rental Income?

In Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) 202151005, the IRS opined on this issue. But before we get to what the IRS said, understand that the CCA’s conclusions cannot be cited as precedent or authority by others, such as you or your tax professional. Even so, we always consider what the CCA says as semi-useful information, so here’s some...Continue reading

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When Do I Have to Pay Self-Employment Taxes?

What Are Self-Employment Taxes? Do I Pay Them? Self-employment taxes are to individual business owners what payroll taxes are to employers and employees. They fund Social Security and Medicare.  All individuals with self-employment income must pay self-employment taxes, regardless of their age. When business owners reach retirement age, they’ll be able to collect Social Security...Continue reading

Cleveland Tax Expert for Self Employed

2021 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Strategies for Marriage, Kids, and Family

Our specialty at Ken-Mar Tax is to provide our tax preparation clients with tax strategies that will legally reduce their tax obligations. As an IRS enrolled agent, Ken Weinberg keeps up-to-date about all the IRS tax codes in order to use them to your advantage. Tax Strategies for Getting Married, Divorced, Staying Single, Adding Your...Continue reading

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2021 Last-Minute Year-End General Business Income Tax Deductions

As tax-reduction strategy specialists for the self-employed, at Ken-Mar Tax we specialize in working with local, Cleveland area, small business owners, contractors and solopreneurs. We know, at this time of year, your goal is to either eliminate, or at least reduce, the taxes you’ll owe – or better yet, get the IRS to owe you!...Continue reading

1099-NEC or 1099-MISC

Beginning 2020 IRS Requires 1099-NEC Instead of 1099-MISC

What is Form 1099-NEC? Starting with the 2020 tax year, the IRS requires businesses to use the new Form 1099-NEC to report nonemployee compensation – not Form 1099-MISC, which was previously used. Filing Taxes With a 1099-NEC If you are self-employed and receiving any type of 1099 forms, you should be using a tax preparation...

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IRS 5-Year Improvement Plan; Enrolled Agents or Cleveland Tax Attorneys?

Enrolled Agents of IRS Cleveland Given Details of 5-Year Plan Recently the enrolled agents of Ken-Mar Tax have been notified of the large-scale effort of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to increase their workforce and update their technology in order to help enforce the implementation of new tax laws. A recent article in the Government...Continue reading

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1099 Forms – How to File if You Get One and When You Should Be Giving Them

There are many conflicting opinions you’ll read on line and get from CPAs and tax preparation specialists about when to file a 1099 as a business and how to prepare your taxes as an individual receiving a 1099 Form.  As an enrolled agent Ken Weinberg attends hours of continuing education regarding the tax code, is...Continue reading

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Tax Services Cleveland: Tax Preparation Coupon

Has time gotten away from you? Have you not filed your income taxes for 2016? Maybe you were too busy in January and February enjoying some of the most unseasonably warm weather for our Cleveland area.  Or maybe you’re still waiting on some tax documents.  Whatever the reason, the tax filing deadline this year is...Continue reading

CLeveland Uber Driver Tax Specialist

Don’t Miss Tax Deductions for Uber, Lyft and other Ride Share Drivers

Have you recently started driving for Uber, Lyft or another ride-share company to pick up some extra cash?  Unless you’ve met with Ken Weinberg of Ken-Mar Tax, you’re probably missing out on even more money in tax deductions!  Being a tax reduction strategist for the self-employed, Ken specializes in helping people like you who get...Continue reading

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Reduce Taxable Income with these Business Expenses to Claim on Your Taxes

At Ken-Mar Tax we specialize in tax reduction strategies for the self-employed because after decades of studying the tax code, working with the IRS and preparing tax returns for self-employed individuals we realize there are still many business expenses that get forgotten when filing taxes.  One thing we do to help our clients is equip...Continue reading

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Tax Filing Procrastinators Welcomed at Ken-Mar Tax

We obviously advocate being proactive rather than reactive but we also understand when life, schedules, apprehension and other issues become obstacles to your tax planning. What we don’t understand is the mentality that somehow your taxes will take care of themselves.  They won’t. The taxes you owe won’t pay themselves and the tax refund you...Continue reading

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