WHAT WE DO
Professional Tax Representation
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 can help you with your business tax problems. We provide timely tax education/CPE to our preparers through our partners at the MSU income Tax Schools. We also provide comprehensive and customized payroll solutions for 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 both IRS and state tax problems. We are able to use these resources to research and develop our expertise in taxes on a continuing basis.
Our partners 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: COLLEGE TUITION
My son started college this past fall. The university that he attends required my son, as a new student, to bring his own laptop to school. Apparently, this is a requirement of all new students or freshman. Can I take a deduction for it?
Generally, you cannot take a deduction for the computer as it is a personal computer and is considered a personal expense. However, if your son is eligible for the American Opportunity Credit and the university required him to have the laptop as a condition of enrollment or to attend the classes offered there, you might be able to claim the amount as part of the eligible expenses for the credit.
Please see Chapter 35 – Education Credits in IRS Publication 17 for more information.
TAX FACT: CHURCH
My client received a W-2 from working as a church Secretary, but it has no Social Security or Medicare withholding (FICA). She states that the church told her they were exempt. Does that mean she is, too?
It depends. A qualified church organization can claim an exemption, as an employer, from the FICA tax on all employees due to opposing the FICA coverage for religious purposes. They make this election on Form 8274.
However, all church employees that would be subject to FICA withholding, if it weren’t for the exemption of their employer (the exempt church organization), are still subject to Self-Employment (SE) tax on all wages earned in excess of $108.28 from that organization. Unless, of course, they themselves are also exempt.
Employees of FICA exempt churches or controlled organizations through an exempted church can also apply for the exclusion if they too, for religious purposes like their church, oppose the FICA coverage. This is done on Form 4029.
Please refer to: Pub 517 – Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers for more information on FICA coverage through Religious Organizations.
Fun facts about Scioli and Associates
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
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