October, 2013

Message from Nelson & Company, P.S., CPAs

Happy Birthday, Tax Codes

On October 11, 2013, the US Income Tax Code turned 100 years old. The code was then only 400 pages, and contained about 12 pages of instructions and forms.
Today, the code is 73,608 pages, and regulations, forms, and instructions number into the millions - no one really knows for sure.

Equipment and Leasehold Write-offs Limited

The amount you can expense for equipment for 2013 is $500,000. This drops to $25,000 for 2014. Also, leasehold improvements, currently at $250,000 will be reduced for 2014 to $25,000.
Under the new capitalize expenditure rules, low-cost material and supplies costing less than $200 can be written off at time of purchase. For most businesses, items more than $500 will have to be depreciated.

2014 Tax Season Will Start Late, But April 15th Remains Unchanged.

The IRS announced a delay of the 2014 tax season due to the 16-day federal government shutdown. The delay will be approximately one to two weeks. The original opening date was January 21, 2014. The IRS will start accepting and processing 2013 returns no earlier than January 28, and no later than February 4.

The April 15th deadline remains unchanged.

For more information, visit:  http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/2014-Tax-Season-to-Start-Later-Following-Government-Closure;-IRS-Sees-Heavy-Demand-As-Operations-Resume

David S. Nelson, CPA, CTRS
NELSON & COMPANY, P.S.
Certified Public Accountants



IRS Times & Inquirer

Reality TV's K. Michelle Owes the Tax Man

Recording artist and reality TV star K. Michelle owes the IRS $52,415.09 in back taxes, according to tax liens originally obtained by celebrity news website TMZ.

K. Michelle, whose real name is Kimberly Michelle Pate, first introduced herself to wide audiences with the single “Fakin’ It,” featuring Missy Elliott.

Most Americans, however, know K. Michelle from her role in the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, which premiered in April and follows the lives of four women involved in the hip-hop music industry.

Following her appearance on the reality show, K. Michelle signed a new recording contract with Warner Bros. Records.

 


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