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For kids, the middle of the year means summer break. For business owners, it means time to take a breather with the management team and engage in a productive midyear review.


Post-TCJA withholding tables could put you at risk of significantly underwithholding your federal income taxes and being hit with an unexpectedly high tax bill when you file your 2018 tax return next year. Here’s what to do to avoid this outcome.


What 2017 tax records can you toss once you’ve filed your 2017 return?


If you recently filed your 2017 individual income tax return or filed for an extension, it may seem like some time off from thinking about taxes is in order. But taking such a break could be costly, especially this year.


Bob discusses the new tax withholding tables and other changes for your 2018 taxes on the KFAB morning show.


Companies nowadays have a wide variety of outsourced services to choose from. But deciding whether to engage an external provider calls for a careful assessment of the benefits vs. risks.


Between vacations, trips to the pool and carefree schedules, your taxes may be the furthest thing from your mind. But summer is actually the perfect time to meet with your accountant!


We would like to introduce you to another partner at Berger & O’Toole, CPAs, LLC; Stephen Jensen. Stephen joined the firm in August of 2010.


We want to take this opportunity to introduce you to our fourth partner, Joe Pritchard. Joe joined our team in October 2012 and he runs the Berger & O’Toole office in Spalding, NE.


Together with Bob Berger, Dennis O’Toole founded Berger & O’Toole, an accounting firm, in 1997.


Get to know the talented people that make up Berger and O'Toole, CPAs, LLC. We start with partner Robert Berger, who founded Berger & O’Toole, CPAs, LLC in 1997 with Dennis O’Toole. Prior to joining forces with Dennis he founded Freed and Berger, CPAs in 1987.


Here are some of the reasons why you should be working with an accountant.

The IRS expects to issue guidance on the Code Sec. 199A passthrough deduction in July, Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter has said. Kautter outlined the timeline of various guidance proposals at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation May Meeting in Washington, D.C.


Congressional lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to focus on tax reform. Republicans and Democrats alike have been discussing the effects of tax reform, albeit reaching different conclusions.


The IRS’s "Achilles’ heel" is using outdated software originating from the 1960s, Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told Senate lawmakers. Kautter and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified in a May 22 Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing.


The Treasury Department and the IRS, along with the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services, issued a notice of clarification to more thoroughly explain their decision not to adopt recommendations made by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and certain other commenters regarding T.D. 9744. The challenged regulations govern the coverage of emergency services by group health plans and health insurance issuers under the ACA’s copayment and coinsurance limitations.


The IRS has issued a new five-year strategic plan to guide its programs and operations and to help meet the changing needs of taxpayers and members of the tax community. "Providing service to taxpayers is a vital part of the IRS mission and the new Strategic Plan lays out a vision of ways to help improve our tax system," remarked IRS Acting Commissioner David Kautter.


The IRS Large Business and International (LB&I) Division has identified and selected six additional compliance campaigns. The IRS previously announced 13 campaigns on January 31, 2017, followed by an additional 11 on November 3, 2017, and five more on March 13, 2018. These campaigns help LB&I move in the direction of issue-based examinations. In addition, a compliance campaign process helps the organization decide which compliance issues present risks and the best way to respond to such risks.


The IRS intends to provide guidance on the new information reporting obligations for certain life insurance contract transactions under Code Sec. 6050Y. The proposed regulations will provide guidance on the modifications to the transfer for valuable consideration rules for life insurance contracts under Code Sec. 101(a). In addition, the IRS has delayed the reporting requirements under Code Sec. 6050Y until the final regulations are issued.