Jerry Jones CPA
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a CPA that you deal directly with, that knows the Self Storage business, that works in all 50 states and is there for you when you need him?
Jerry has been our accountant since we started in the self storage business, some 20 years ago. I look to him as more than an accountant, but as a valuable business asset. He is continually suggesting new ways to reduce costs and improve profits. Also, he has developed some unconventional reports that are very helpful in evaluating our business on a day to day basis. I would recommend him to any self storage operator.
Dennis Geiler
SoCal Self Storage, Southern California

Taxpayers Who are Victims of Domestic Abuse Should Know Their Rights

tax-education-domestic-abuse-victim-CPA-tax-adviceDomestic abuse often includes control over finances. An important part of managing finances is understanding one’s tax rights. Taxpayers have the right to expect the IRS to consider facts and circumstances that might affect the individual’s taxes.

Taxpayers have the right to:

  • File a separate return even if they’re married.

  • Review the entire tax return before signing a joint return.

  • Review supporting documents for a joint return.

  • Refuse to sign a joint return.

  • Request more time to file their tax return.

  • Get copies of prior year tax returns from the IRS.

  • Seek independent legal advice.

Moving Expenses May Be Deductible

Tax-Deduction-Deductible-IRS-Jerry-JonesTaxpayers may be able to deduct certain expenses of moving to a new home because they started or changed job locations. Use Form 3903, Moving Expenses, to claim the moving expense deduction when filing a federal tax return.

Home means the taxpayer’s main home. It does not include a seasonal home or other homes owned or kept up by the taxpayer or family members. Eligible taxpayers can deduct the reasonable expenses of moving household goods and personal effects and of traveling from the former home to the new home.

Reasonable expenses may include the cost of lodging while traveling to the new home. The unreimbursed cost of packing, shipping, storing and insuring household goods in transit may also be deductible.

In 2018, Some Tax Benefits Increase Slightly Due to Inflation Adjustments, Others Unchanged

start-business-tax-rulesThe Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2017-58 provides details about these annual adjustments. The tax year 2018 adjustments generally are used on tax returns filed in 2019. The tax items for tax year 2018 of greatest interest to most taxpayers include the following dollar amounts:

The standard deduction for married filing jointly rises to $13,000 for tax year 2018, up $300 from the prior year. For single taxpayers and married individuals filing separately, the standard deduction rises to $6,500 in 2018, up from $6,350 in 2017, and for heads of households, the standard deduction will be $9,550 for tax year 2018, up from $9,350 for tax year 2017.

Choose a Convenient IRS Payment Option

credit-card-payment-tax-payment-jerry-jonesIt’s never been easier to make a tax payment. You can pay online, by phone or with the IRS2Go app. You can view your options at IRS.gov/payments. The October 16 deadline for extension filers is near. If you need to pay your taxes, consider one of these payment options. 

With IRS Direct Pay, you can pay with your checking or savings account immediately or schedule your payment in one single online session that’s secure, easy and free. You can opt in to receive email notifications about your payment each time you submit a payment with Direct Pay.

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