Tax Season

16836483201_16733f79f3_o (1)The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns that day, with more than 153 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2017. The IRS again expects more than four out of five tax returns will be prepared electronically using tax return preparation software.

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IRS extends due dates for PPACA forms and penalty relief

downloadBecause a substantial number of employers, insurers, and other providers of health coverage need more time to gather and analyze the information they need to prepare certain health care information returns required to be filed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148, the IRS on Friday announced extended due dates for those forms (Notice 2016-70). The due date to send individuals the 2016 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, and the 2016 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, is extended to March 2, 2017, from Jan. 31, 2017.

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RotenbergMeril is a CPA firm with offices in the NY/NJ Metropolitan Area. According to both the NJBiz Journal and New Jersey Business Magazine, we are ranked as one of the top accounting firms based in Northern New Jersey, servicing clients across the USA and worldwide. The firm is PCAOB registered and a member of both the Center for Public Company Audit Firms, the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, and the Forensic Valuation Services (FVS) section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. RotenbergMeril has a dedicated Litigation Support and Valuation Services Group.

Social Security Administration announces large increase in 2017 wage base

socialsecurityThe Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the maximum amount of wages in 2017 subject to the 6.2% Social Security tax (old age, survivor, and disability insurance) will rise from $118,500 to $127,200, an increase of more than 7%. By comparison, the 2016 wage base was unchanged from 2015.

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RotenbergMeril is a CPA firm with offices in the NY/NJ Metropolitan Area. According to both the NJBiz Journal and New Jersey Business Magazine, we are ranked as one of the top accounting firms based in Northern New Jersey, servicing clients across the USA and worldwide. The firm is PCAOB registered and a member of both the Center for Public Company Audit Firms, the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, and the Forensic Valuation Services (FVS) section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. RotenbergMeril has a dedicated Litigation Support and Valuation Services Group.

Meet the newest member of the RotenbergMeril family

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Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the RotenbergMeril family

Thomas Butler, JD, CPA, joined RotenbergMeril as a Tax Director in the New York City office, on Monday, September 19th. Tom has over 30 years of tax experience gained with public accounting firms and in the private industry sector. He has provided tax expertise related to various industries such as manufacturing and distribution, technology, financial services and real estate, among others. His work encompassed consolidations, mergers and acquisitions, pass-thru entities, transactional tax planning and review of and calculation of corporate tax provisions. Previously, Tom served as the lead Tax Partner in various regional and international accounting firms.
Tom is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting and Taxation at Frank G. Zarb Graduate School of Business at Hofstra University.
In addition to being a licensed New York CPA, Tom is a licensed New York attorney. Tom received his Accounting degree from New York University, Stern Graduate School of Business. He obtained his JD from Albany Law School of Union University. Tom resides in Garden City, New York.