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?
“Jerry has been my CPA for several years now. When I came to Jerry I had a previous CPA that was not giving me the guidance needed. Jerry’s depth of business knowledge and experience in dealing with the IRS has been invaluable. My businesses are now organized properly and run very smoothly from a tax and accounting standpoint”.
Gary & Kathy D., Owner, WMAC, LLC

Jerry Jones Warns Taxpayers of Pervasive Phishing Schemes in its ‘Dirty Dozen’ Campaign

Kicking off the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers of the ongoing threat of internet phishing scams that lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

The IRS warns taxpayers, businesses and tax professionals to be alert for a continuing surge of fake emails, text messages, websites and social media attempts to steal personal information. These attacks tend to increase during tax season and remain a major danger of identity theft.

To help protect taxpayers against these and other threats, the IRS highlights one scam on 12 consecutive week days to help raise awareness. Phishing schemes are the first of the 2019 “Dirty Dozen” scams.

7 of the Biggest Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Financial Advisor

Choosing a financial advisor is a big decision. 

Being aware of these seven common blunders when choosing an advisor can help you find peace of mind, and avoid years of stress. 

1. Hiring the First Advisor You Meet

While it’s tempting to hire the advisor closest to home or the first advisor in the yellow pages, this decision requires more time. Take the time to interview at least a few advisors before picking the best match for you. 

2. Choosing an Advisor with the Wrong Specialty

Some financial advisors specialize in retirement planning, while others are best for business owners or those with a high net worth. Some might be best for young professionals starting a family. Be sure to understand an advisor’s strengths and weaknesses - before signing the dotted line. 

IRS to waive penalties for under-withholding after Trump tax changes

The Internal Revenue Service will waive penalties against taxpayers who withheld too little of their pay last year because they were uncertain how President Donald Trump's tax cuts would affect them, officials said Wednesday. 

The Trump administration said it expected 90 percent of taxpayers to owe less income tax under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Most taxpayers have already seen the benefits, as employers withhold less money from their paychecks.

But some might have withheld too little. Some taxpayers – particularly those who already pay higher state and local taxes – could end up owing more when they file their returns in April.

Here’s What People Should Know About Reporting Cash Payments

Federal law requires a person to report cash transactions of more than $10,000 to the IRS. Here are some facts about reporting these payments.

Who’s covered

For purposes of cash payments, a “person” is defined as an individual, company, corporation, partnership, association, trust or estate. For example:

Did You Miss These 7 Credits and Deductions?

Americans love tax breaks.

In the past, everybody knew they could deduct mortgage interest, medical expenses over a certain amount, gifts to charity — even the cost of preparing their tax return.

However, federal tax reform means some deductions have now disappeared. Others aren’t as valuable, thanks to an increased standard deduction that makes it less attractive to itemize. Those new standard deduction amounts are:

  • $12,000 for single taxpayers and married taxpayers who file separate returns
  • $24,000 for married couples filing jointly
  • $18,000 for taxpayers filing as “head of household”

Nonetheless, here are some credits and deductions you should not overlook. Some save you money if you itemize, but others are available even if you do not.

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