Jerry Jones CPA
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a CPA that you deal directly with, that understands your business, that works in all 50 states and is there for you when you need him?
“I am a small business owner operating an equipment distribution business in Fontana, CA. I feel fortunate to have known Jerry personally and professionally for over 22 years. Jerry was tempted to walk away when he first saw the mess I had created in growing my business, but he showed patience and persistence in getting our operation organized. Jerry has advised and assisted me with organizing our accounting system, business and personal planning, real estate acquisitions, major supplier negotiations, credit facilities and tax returns. His knowledge with the tax laws and requirements is quite reassuring. In short, I have known Jerry through good times and bad and he has proven to be a very valuable resource to the company and myself. If anyone has any questions, I would happy to talk to you and elaborate further”.
Will M., President, WRM, Inc.

IRS, States, Industry Urge Taxpayers to Learn Signs of Identity Theft

IRS identity theft jerry jonesNo matter how careful you are, identity thieves may be able to steal your personal information. If this happens, thieves try to turn that data quickly into cash by filing fraudulent tax returns.

The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry ask for your help in their effort to combat identity theft and fraudulent returns. Working in partnership with you, we can make a difference.

That’s why we launched a public awareness campaign called “Taxes. Security. Together.” We’ve also started a new series of security awareness tips that can help protect you from cybercriminals.

IRS Reminds Seniors to Remain on Alert to Phone Scams During Tax Season

elderly woman phone scam IRS smWASHINGTON – With the 2017 tax season underway, the IRS reminds seniors to remain alert to aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents. The callers claim to be IRS employees, but are not.

These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.

The victims are told they owe money to the IRS and must pay it promptly through a preloaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are often threatened with arrest. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. Alternately, victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. If the phone isn’t answered, the phone scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.

15 Secrets You Should Never Keep From Your Tax Accountant

Jerry Jones discuss secret taxYour tax accountant, Jerry Jones, CPA can offer tips that save you a bundle on taxes.

By Michael Keenan

If you're using a tax accountant to prepare your tax return, you expect to get the maximum refund to which you are entitled. However, your accountant can't do the job unless you share all the necessary information.

"Keeping secrets from your accountant is similar to keeping secrets from your doctor," said Dave Du Val, chief customer advocacy officer at TaxAudit.com. "While you normally won't die from keeping a secret from your accountant, consequences can be quite serious from doing so, depending on the secret."

Read on to see which secrets you should definitely share with your accountant if you want to find the best tax deductions.

IRS Answers Common Early Tax Season Refund Questions and Addresses Surrounding Myths

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WASHINGTON — As millions of people begin filing their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers about some basic tips to keep in mind about their refunds.

During the early parts of the tax season, early filers are anxious to get details about their tax refunds. And in some social media, this can lead to misunderstandings and speculation about refunds. The IRS offers some tips to keep in mind.

Myth 1: All Refunds Are Delayed

While more than 90 percent of federal tax refunds are issued in the normal timeframe – less than 21 days – it is true some refunds may be delayed – but not all of them. Recent legislation requires the IRS to hold refunds for tax returns claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until mid-February. Other returns may require additional review for a variety of reasons and take longer. For example, the IRS, along with its partners in the state’s and the nation’s tax industry, continue to strengthen security reviews to help protect against identity theft and refund fraud. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file as they normally would.

IRS Reminds Taxpayers of April 1 Deadline to Take Required Retirement Plan Distributions

Required Retirement Plan Distributions jerry jones cpaWASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who turned age 70½ during 2016 that, in most cases, they must start receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans by Saturday, April 1, 2017.

The April 1 deadline applies to owners of traditional (including SEP and SIMPLE) IRAs but not Roth IRAs. It also typically applies to participants in various workplace retirement plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) plans.

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