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January 6, 2018

FINRA Takes Steps to Make It Harder for Brokers to Expunge Misdeeds

Brokers may no longer be able to wipe years’ worth of disciplinary marks off their public BrokerCheck records, thanks to changes proposed by FINRA. The regulator has released proposed amendments to its controversial expungement process...
January 5, 2018

IRS Launches Get Ready Campaign

In preparation for the filing season, the IRS is encouraging practitioners to help educate as many taxpayers as possible about steps they can take to be ready to timely file their tax returns and receive their refunds as quickly as possible. The...
January 4, 2018

Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Up from Rates for 2017

The IRS has issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a...
January 3, 2018

IRS Provides Additional Relief for Partnerships and Certain Other Entities

The IRS has issued revised guidance extending relief for certain partnerships, real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), and other entities that did not file the required returns by the new due date for tax years beginning in 2016. The...
January 2, 2018

South Carolina's Unemployment Rate 4% in November

South Carolina's unemployment rate inched up slightly last month to 4%. The Department of Employment and Workforce said in a news release Dec. 22 that the rate was up 0.1 percentage point from October's rate of 3.9%. The national unemployment rate...
December 20, 2017

Do you have your 2018 Preparer Tax Identification Number?

For anyone planning to prepare federal tax returns in 2018, here is your reminder that the IRS requires you to have a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number. Whether you’re registering for a PTIN for the first time or renewing your 2017...