Municipal Year-End To-Do List!
The year goes by so fast and we are already in June. It is time to start thinking about your year-end processes. Maybe this is your first year closing the books or maybe you have done it for the past 30 years; there are always so many things to remember especially when you do them only once a year. .....
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Short-Term Rentals (Series 1 of 4)
WHAT IF I RENT OUT MY ROOM OR VACATION HOME? This series of articles will focus on a question we are frequently asked at Melanson Heath: “What are the tax consequences of renting a room on Airbnb?” It’s a really great question, and one that deserves a bit of attention. Of course, all circu.....
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Meet the Team - Donna Yetter
In our "Meet the Team" series you will get to meet different team members throughout our firm, and in a fun way! Donna Yetter, CPA Principal Commercial Tax Division Greenfield, MA Office   If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it? I would not spend it currently. I would i.....
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Changes to Meals & Entertainment Costs from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 changed the amount of businesses-related meals and entertainment costs that could be deductible on your business tax returns. Under prior law, businesses could generally deduct 50% of meals and entertainment expenses, unless a specific exception applied in wh.....
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How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams
Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Be aware and stay alert of tax scams; they take many shapes and forms, such as phone calls, letters, and email.  Here’s what you should do if you encounter one of these common scams: Phone Scams: Cri.....
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