Laura Canales

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07/31/17 – The Eclipse is Coming! The Eclipse is Coming!

The following article is from the Idaho Society of CPA’s newsletter and is copied in its entirety without editing: “The August 21 total solar eclipse will bring many visitors to Idaho. If you’re thinking of selling or renting to them during the festivities, you’ll need to collect and remit the Idaho sales and lodging taxes …

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A client just contacted me to ask about a phone call and voice mail that she received, in which the caller’s message stated they were from the IRS. The message also stated that the legal department had reviewed her returns and found fraud, telling her to call a number to avoid legal action. The phone …

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11/26/2016 – UPDATE – New Overtime Pay Rule for Salaried Workers

UPDATE:  A Federal Judge has issued a temporary injunction to suspend the implementation of the increase to the exempt salary threshold to $47,476 set to begin on December 1st this year.  The court will hold hearings to determine if the Department of Labor had the authority to change the salary cap.  This doesn’t grant employers a …

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02/25/2016 – An Interesting “Conversation” About Low-Paying Jobs

I caught a post on FB today while I was eating my breakfast.  It was about a chain of responses to one woman’s post about the difficulty living on minimum wage.  Now, while I agree with workers who want to have a roof over their heads, food in their bellies, and shoes on their feet I …

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02/17/2016 – IRS SCAM ALERT!!

A client just received the email copied below.  PLEASE understand, the IRS will NEVER make first contact via email – or phone – ALWAYS SNAIL MAIL.  The IRS will not email you unless they absolutely have no other way to contact you and ONLY if they had contacted you about the EXACT issue already once …

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It’s Tax Season-And Identity Theft Season.

01/30/16 – Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Time to gather up all of your papers, sort through them, and schedule a visit with me, your CPA.  But with the staggering rise in Identity Theft recently, and especially theft of income tax refunds, you want to make sure that your information is secure.  If …

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