September 2017 Newsletter

The Sharing Economy and your Taxes

Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Etsy, Rover, TaskRabbit. If you've used any of these services--or provided services for them to others--then you're a member of the sharing economy.

Scam Alerts: Hurricane Charities and Ransomware

Have you heard about the two most recent scams: fake charities that take advantage of people's generosity during times of natural disasters and IRS/FBI-themed ransomware? Here's what you need to know.

SIMPLE IRA Plans for Small Business

October 1 is the deadline for most small business owners to establish a SIMPLE IRA Plan.

Avoiding Penalties on Early Withdrawals from IRAs

If you need to tap your retirement fund early to pay for unexpected expenses you may be able to avoid or minimize the 10 percent penalty on early withdrawals.

States Require Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax

More states than ever are proposing and implementing legislation that requires online retailers to collect sales tax from customers--even if these "remote sellers" do not have a physical presence in that state. Is your state one of them?

Tax Tips

Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

QuickBooks Tips

Tax Due Dates

September 11

Employees Who Work for Tips - If you received $20 or more in tips during August, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

 

September 15

Individuals - Make a payment of your 2017 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment date for estimated tax in 2017.

Partnerships - File a 2016 calendar year income tax return (Form 1065). This due date applies only if you were given an additional 6-month extension. Provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or a substitute Schedule K-1.

S corporations - File a 2016 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. This due date applies only if you made a timely request for an automatic 6-month extension. Provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) or a substitute Schedule K-1.

Electing Large Partnerships - File a 2016 calendar year income tax return (Form 1065-B) and pay any tax due. This due date applies only if you timely requested an automatic 6-month extension. Otherwise, see March 15. Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B) or a substitute Schedule K-1.

Corporations - Deposit the third installment of estimated income tax for 2017. A worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you make an estimate of your tax for the year.

Employers - Nonpayroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in August. Employers - Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in August.

Please call us at (256)355-1828 if you have any questions.
Tucker, Scott & Wates, LLC
P.O. Box 1130
Decatur, AL 35602

Tucker, Scott & Wates, LLC
Physical Address: 230 Moulton Street East · Decatur, AL 35601
Mailing Address: PO Box 1130 · Decatur, AL 35602
p: 256-355-1828
f: 256-355-0489