Five 11th Hour Tax Tips For 2013
one of the millions of Americans who haven't filed (or even
started) your taxes yet? With the April 15th tax filing
deadline less than
1 week away, here's some last minute tax
advice for you.
Not Procrastinate. Resist the temptation to put off
your taxes until the very last minute. Our office needs time
to prepare your return, and we may need to request certain
documents from you, which will take additional time.
Include All Your
Income. If you had a side job in addition to a
regular job, you might have received a Form 1099-MISC. Make
sure you include that income when you file your tax return
because you may owe additional taxes on it. If you forget to
include it you may be liable for penalties and interest on the
Request an Extension
or File on Time. This year's tax deadline is April
15. If the clock runs out, you can get an automatic six-month
extension, bringing the filing date to October 15, 2013. The
extension itself does not give you more time to pay any taxes
due. You will owe interest on any amount not paid by the April
deadline, plus a late-payment penalty if you have not paid at
least 90 percent of your total tax by that date.
Call us at 925-634-2344 if you need to file an
extension and we will take care of it for you. If
you need to file for late-penalty relief, we can help with
that to. Michael Uadiale, CPA, ACA, CGMA
NOT Panic If You Can't Pay. If you can't
immediately pay the taxes you owe, consider some alternatives.
You can apply for an IRS installment agreement, suggesting
your own monthly payment amount and due date, and getting a
reduced late-payment penalty rate. You also have various
options for charging your balance on a credit card. There is
no IRS fee for credit card payments, but the processing
companies charge a convenience fee. Electronic filers with a
balance due can file early and authorize the government's
financial agent to take the money directly from their checking
or savings account on the April due date, with no fee.
Check and Sign Your Return. The IRS will not
process tax returns that aren't signed, so make sure you sign
and date your return. You should also double check your social
security number, as well as any electronic payment or direct
deposit numbers, and make sure that your filing status is
Remember to get your documents to us as soon as you can, and
we'll help you take care of whatever comes up.
SMEED CPA Adds Financial
Services To Help Clients With
Investments & Insurance
often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues
that impact our clients investments and their portfolios.
We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to
help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest,
SMEED has created a Financial Services division.
SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to
work with both individual and business clients on their
investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.
SMEED Financial will include Michael Uadiale,
ACA, CPA, CGMA; Ena Dzitrie, MBA and Pablo Blanco who has
recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of
financial sales and advising experience with affluent
Watch your inbox and mail boxes for more specific information
on services SMEED Financial Services, Inc will make available
Would You Give Me Your
Feedback & Testimonial
on Our Hotline?
Hello it’s Michael Uadiale, CPA of
SMEED CPA Inc. We’ve just installed a toll-free
number that I would like for you to call and tell me how you
think we are doing as your CPA firm.
Just dial 800-609-9006
extension 3638 and follow the instructions. If we’ve
done a good job please let me know. And if we can
improve on anything, please mention that too.
Us Be Found on
Also as we expand our business,
we find more and more people are using the Internet and Google
to look for us by searching Brentwood accountant or
When they do this we want to
be FOUND on GOOGLE. One way you can help us
is to give us an
ONLINE REVIEW on our Google Maps/Places listing --->
click here to go to our Google Listing for SMEED CPA.
Scroll down to the Review area.
It may say: Been here?
Rate and review
You will click on the Rate and
review link and then log into Google, then
give us a review!
You can choose between 1 and 5
STARS and write in what you think about the tax or accounting
work we have done for you.
It's that simple. Thank
you in advance for your help and cooperation!
As always you can call our offices if you have any
questions about these or any other accounting related issues, at
Regards, Michael Uadiale, CPA,
Managing Partner, SMEED CPA,