North Carolina Tax Blog

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Behind the Scenes of IRS Audits: What To Expect and How To Prepare

July 10, 2024

It’s every business owner’s worst nightmare: finding an IRS audit notice in the mail. If the IRS has sent you an audit notice, you’re probably wondering why. Will you have to pay penalties? How far back will the IRS agent look? First of all, don’t panic. IRS audits are rarely as frightening as they’re made…

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Resolving IRS Controversies: Strategies for Tax Law Success

June 12, 2024

Finding yourself in the middle of an IRS tax controversy can be extremely stressful. You believe that you filed your taxes correctly, but the IRS thinks differently or life’s circumstances have hindered your ability to pay your taxes. You now risk forced collection action along with penalties and interest, but you aren’t sure of how…

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Payroll Problems? A Guide to Navigating Payroll Tax Issues

May 8, 2024

Many small business owners struggle with recording payroll correctly in all their tax documents. With complex and often changing IRS guidelines, it’s easy to make a mistake if you aren’t a tax law professional. These errors can trigger a stressful IRS audit and possible penalties. Moreover, the IRS could discover that you owe payroll tax…

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Common Tax Mistakes That Can Trigger an IRS Audit

April 10, 2024

Tax time is here, meaning it’s time to file your annual return. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, you could make a mistake that could trigger an IRS audit.  Luckily, if you know what to look for, you can avoid these mistakes. In this article, we review a couple of common tax mistakes we see in…

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Tax Compliance and Your NC Small Business

March 12, 2024

Owning a business can have many benefits. However, many small business owners view keeping up-to-date with ever-changing tax laws challenging considering how many other responsibilities they have. While bookkeeping is one of our core competencies here at Murray Moyer, there are some basic steps every company can take prior to engaging with third party support.…

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Navigating IRS Audits: A Comprehensive Guide for Businesses

February 8, 2024

Receiving a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that your business taxes are being audited can be disarming. However, having a clearer understanding of why these audits occur, how they unfold, and what your rights are throughout the process can hopefully help alleviate some of the anxiety you may be feeling about it.  Statistics…

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Disaster Tax Relief: How This Can Help When You Owe Back Taxes

October 19, 2022

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, many North Carolina residents suffered damage to their homes, businesses and personal property. Often insurance claims do not fully compensate for all the losses. This can leave many, especially those in debt with the IRS, in a difficult financial position. A disaster loss is a loss that is attributable…

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Future Trends in Accounting and Taxation

September 26, 2022

Emerging from the pandemic, several future trends in accounting are changing the traditional models of the profession. A new breed of technology-based trends require adaption and change and will impact the field of accounting forever. At Murray Moyer, PLLC, we embrace change and understand the importance of keeping up-to-date on technology to better serve our…

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Are Tax Returns Public Record?

August 22, 2022

Tax returns contain highly confidential information that can relay the entire financial snapshot of  a person or business. Aside from the income, investments and other financial data, tax returns may show political affiliations and charitable contributions. For this reason, many politicians are encouraged to make their tax returns public record as an effort in transparency.…

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Mid-Year Tax Planning Checkup

July 22, 2022

After a stressful tax season and a brief rest after all the deadlines are met, the time for a mid-year tax planning checkup approaches quickly. In July/August each year, small business owners need to reassess several processes to ensure the business is running smoothly. A mid-year tax planning checkup is the perfect opportunity for this…

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