R&A CPAs named a Top 400 Firm for 2020 by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA)

Tucson, AZ, August 5, 2020 — R&A CPAs announced today that it has been named a Top 400 Firm for 2020 by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). It is the third consecutive year R&A has achieved this distinction. This annual ranking gathers surveys and analytical data from firms across the United States. R&A helps clients achieve their financial…

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Getting a Handle on Financial Fraud

During periods of economic stress, both civil and criminal incidents of fraud tend to rise as businesses face increased financial pressures. The current climate is posing exceptional challenges resulting from COVID-19. Attorneys are more likely than ever to turn to the services of a CPA for support with settlement negotiations and trial testimony in fraud…

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Tax Credits on Their Way Out

Legislation in 2019—the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act—resurrected or extended several income tax breaks, but several of them will expire at the end of 2020: Credit for qualified fuel cell motor vehicles. This covers fuel cell vehicles propelled by oxygen and hydrogen, which are chemically combined to create electricity. Currently there is a $4,000…

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How the Net Investment Tax Works

The net investment tax is a 3.8 percent surtax on a portion of your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over certain thresholds. You might be subject to it even if you manage to avoid paying significant income taxes on your investment income by using deductions and credits. Here is what the IRS says: You’re liable for…

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Pandemic Leads to State Border Tax Complications

Do you run a company with an at-home workforce, leaving you with employees now working in another state? Are you such an employee yourself? You may be facing some tax confusion. Having some basic understanding of what happens will help businesses make the right decisions about classifying wages and avoiding penalties or amended filings later.…

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Mergers and Acquisitions/Business Continuance Tax Considerations in Current Climate

Uncertainty remains in the global market. While the impacts of COVID-19 continue to reverberate, market consolidation may present opportunities—in particular, for distressed acquisitions. As always, as these opportunities take shape, it is important to consider overall tax planning strategies, as well as the tax implications in the current climate. Market factors, along with legislative changes,…

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R&A CPAs – Statement on Racial Equality

Like many Americans, watching multiple incidents of deadly violence against black people unfold before our eyes has left us feeling horrified, distraught, and angry. We have been forced to confront the truth that, despite gains made in past decades, inequality and racial division are still deeply rooted in our culture. James Baldwin said, “Not everything…

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Congress Loosens PPP Loan Restrictions

June 5, 2020 – Congress recently passed legislation to loosen some of the restrictions that came with the popular Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The president signed the bill today. The new law runs only about 1,000 words, but contains several major changes that vastly extend the terms of the program: The new law lets PPP…

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Update on Temporary Closure of Our Physical Office

All of us at R&A hope you are faring well through the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. So many have been deeply impacted by this ongoing situation; we all look forward to a safe resolution and recovery. As Arizona begins to reopen—and some of our staff will return to the office on June 1—R&A remains vigilant about…

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