WHAT WE DO
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We are a specialized group comprised of highly qualified and experienced Accountants, former IRS Agents, Officers & Tax Specialists. Our firm specializes in professional tax representation and problem resolution in Federal and State matters. Our specialization is in the taxation representation arena and is 100% of our focus..
We provide education to tax preparers through MSU Income Tax School. A payroll solution that will meet the needs of your business.
Keeping Current on Tax Laws for Individuals and Businesses
Our partnerships provide us with the best tools available to help our clients overcome their issues with the IRS and their State taxes. We are able to use these resources to research and develop our expertise in taxes on a continuing basis.
They provide information on education and course study to become an Enrolled Agent, along with the tools needed for continuing education for EAs, CPAs and Tax Preparers. Classes are held regularly to keep all those involved in individual and business taxes updated on the latest tax laws.
TAX FACT: DIVORCE MORTGAGE
Per my client’s divorce decree, he is required to pay all of the mortgage payments for his ex-wife to live in the jointly-owned home they once shared. Can he deduct these payments as alimony?
Yes, but he will only be able to deduct a portion of the mortgage payments. If your client is required to make all the mortgage payments, and the payments would otherwise qualify as alimony, he can deduct one-half of the total payments. This amount will be reported as alimony paid on line 31 of Form 1040.
Further, if he itemizes deductions, he would be entitled to deduct one-half of the interest paid.
TAX FACT: BUSINESS EXPENSE
My client asked me about the costs he incurred for a company picnic he provided to his employees and their spouses. Are any of these costs deductible as a business expense?
You should inform your client that, usually, business entertainment and meals offer limited deductions (usually only 50%).
But in the instance of a company picnic, the costs associated with providing the entertainment and food can be fully deductible as entertainment costs as long as 1) there is a business purpose for the gathering and 2) the costs are not extravagant.
Fun facts about Scioli and Associates
We proudly represent clients in all 50 states.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
"We loved the compassion and knowledge that all the staff members had; it gave me confidence that my husband and I would get through this difficult time. Your firm is flawless in our eyes! Your company helped my husband and I start over after a financial tsunami! It is still difficult, but I never once had to worry about the [representation] your company handled for us. Your firm really had our backs [and] helped get our feet back on the ground! Thank you!"
"Since we have been able to work with [Scioli & Associates], payroll hasn't been that thing we try to avoid. Our Advocate has been very helpful and professional, and we enjoy working with them."
"The best part of their payroll services is knowing all of the proper documents are filled out and sent to the right State and Federal offices. It makes it easier to run our business."
"You're, by far, the most professional group I have worked with ever. I hope I don't need you in the future, but if I do, I'll be able to sleep and not worry!"
"The compassion with which the very professional services were delivered is what I liked best. The representation was excellent, clear, and timely advice was given by my Advocate. The entire staff treated us well and completely resolved our difficult issues!"
"I really liked how prompt everyone was with getting me information and returning my calls and requests. Also love that everything is explained to me very simply so I fully understood what was happening in my case. Thank you!"
"Everything was expedited, structured, and had a well organized resolution. I liked the expertise in the area of representation and ability to work effectively. Clear, concise information, direction, and advice were given by our Advocate. Great work!"
"There is no way for a lay-person to navigate with all the legalities of the IRS; not allowing anyone to talk to them unless you know how and who and when to speak to them. Each person at Scioli's was always customer centered, responsive, and respectful. I liked that their professionalism, respect, and timeliness to take action resulted in a FINAL RESOLUTION! I am very grateful this nightmare is over and I very much appreciate my Advocate, the Accounts Manager, and all of the other office professionals that I have worked through. They reflect the ultimate costumer service delivery model!"
"Very satisfied with service. [Our Advocate] was extremely helpful in a very difficult process. Their guidance was timely and accurate. I would recommend [Scioli & Associates] to anyone dealing with an IRS audit."
"I always felt [my Advocate] was honest with me and I'm quite sure they did all that they possibly could do to resolve my issue in a positive was for me. Although that did not work out, I'm confident they did their very best."
"I felt that we were well represented and Scioli's acted in our best interest. Everything was explained in simple terms and all of my questions were answered. I never felt rushed on the phone. I felt that I would not have survived without Scioli's".