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Tax Deadline Approaching: Consider filing an extension, but remember you must still pay estimated taxes. Find out more.

There are multiple ways to receive your tax refund, including direct deposit giving you the option to split the money as you request. Find out more.

Divorce, Death, Benefits and Taxes - Click to find out what to do to protect your fiancial future.

How do you know when you need to hire a CPA?  Click here to find out more.

Warning: Your Forms 1099 may be arriving late this year. Find out more:  Forms 1099 - Delayed Delivery

Check out the difference between using tax preparation software and real local accountant? Find out by clicking here.

It's NOT you.  Tax preparation IS complicated and self-help tax software can lead to costly mistakes.  Contact us now to connect with your tax preparation team. Call us:  816.741.7882 or click here for our confidential online contact form

Have you (or a dependent) had a name change this year? You must file an update with the Social Security Administration before you file your taxes.  Find out more by clicking here.

Is your job in danger of being "deskilled"?  30% of American jobs may be affected.  Click here for more information on a new report.

Having trouble figuring out what Kansas and Missouri state tax cuts can do for you?  Scott McRuer offers a review of what to expect in his blog Tax Cuts and Credit Woes.

A new Taxpayer Bill of Rights is now available for taxpayers following long debates on taxpayer misconceptions about the power of the IRS.  Find out more about that debate in a report that launched the new effort by clicking here.

Oh no! You realize that there is a mistake on your tax return.  Don't worry; you can file an amended return.  Click here to find out more.

Now that you've filed your tax return, how long are you supposed to save your records?  Click here for a new review of how long you should keep your tax records as well as which specific tax and financial records you should keep.

It's time to complete and file your 2013 individual income tax return to avoid penalties for filing after the April 15th deadline.  Even if you file for an extension for an additional six months to file your tax return, you must still estimate and pay the amount of taxes you may owe. Find out more.

Don't be fooled--scammers are using fake IRS names, logos and badge numbers to trick taxpayers into sending money or sharing their bank account information. The IRS never calls, emails or sends a text directly to you.  Find out more about the latest identity theft scam.

Virtual Money aka "Bitcoins" are growing in popularity for buying and selling goods and services worldwide with the benefit of easy exchange, but watch out--even the IRS has a warning about taxes.  Click here to find out more in: Actual Taxes for Virtual Money.

Small business owners and managers are on alert following President Obama's order to make changes to overtime rules to include more hourly wage workers.  Find out more in our blog: Overtime Rules Set For a Change

Confused by what you're supposed to do and by when for the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare?  Find out more in our articles: ACA Deadlines for Businesses and New Affordable Care Act Provisions (which has links to the most updated information for individuals, families and businesses).

Debate on new sales taxes for online purchases is heating up again, just as most of us are focused on income taxes.  Find out more in Scott McRuer's blog: Internet Sales Face New Tax Debate.

January 31st is the first day the IRS will begin processing 2013 income tax returns.  The IRS blames last October's government shutdown for the delayed start of the tax season.  Read our blog for more information.

January 15th is the deadline for payment of 2013 4th Quarter 1040 estimated individual federal income tax.  If you are unsure of what amount you should pay, or if your income or other circumstances have changed significantly, please contact us.

Download your 2013 Year End - 2014 Tax Planning Guide now to learn more about tax tips for businesses and individuals. 

Expect Delayed Tax Season Start-- The IRS says it may have to delay the start date of the 2013 tax processing season for as much as 2 weeks. Find out more in Scott's blog.

Now's the time...to confirm your strategy to minimize tax obligations while you maximize tax deductions.  Call now to set up your Year-End Tax Planning Session:  816.741.7882

As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to send our gratitude to our clients and wish you a peaceful and fun holiday with family and friends.

October 15th is STILL the deadline for taxpayers who requested a six month extention to file their tax return even though IRS operations are affected by the federal government shutdown.  See our blog for more information.

October 1st is the deadline for all businesses to notify their employees about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.  This is part of the new health care law set to take effect January 1, 2014.  Check out our blog for links to information for both businesses and individuals.

September 16th is the deadline for your 2013 3rd Quarter 1040 Estimated Individual Tax Payment.  If you are unsure of what amount you should pay, or if your income or other circumstances have changed significantly, please contact us at: (816) 741-7882.

Back to School time means it's also time to save those sales receipts to take advantage of the American Opportunity Tax Credit.  If you qualify, you could receive a tax credit of up to $2,500.  Read our blog with more information and links.

The three-day state sales tax holiday  begins in Missouri today, Friday, August 2nd, and runs through midnight, August 4th.  Certain back-to-school supplies including clothing, shoes, computers, and more are exempt from sales tax.  But, several cities have decided NOT to participate.  Find out which ones by clicking here. 

All of us at McRuer CPAs wish you a relaxing and safe July 4th holiday. Click here for an article on our blog with interesting facts about the American flag.

Notice:  2013 2nd Quarter  Estimated 1040 Individual Tax Payments Due June 17th.

Audits of Individual Tax Returns on the Rise: See a recent article detailing the latest statistics showing the likelihood that your individual tax return may be audited.

Disasters and Taxes: With so much news on recent weather-related damage, the IRS has issued new updates regarding tax filings and tax breaks should you be a victim of a natural disaster.

Free Tax Extension Filing Offer:McRuer CPAs is offering cost relief to clients who must request a tax filing extension due to late IRS forms.

Kansas City Star highlights unprecedented late tax filing due to IRS form delays.  Taxpayers who file for tax credits are the most affected.

4% retirement withdrawal standard now may be defunct.

“Where’s My Refund?” Offered by IRS for 24x7 access to refund information.

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McRuer CPAs: A Top 25 Kansas City Accounting Firm

Our team of accountants and tax preparation experts provide tax planning and preparation services to both individuals and businesses along with our full range of accounting and bookkeeping services. We take the extra step to ensure you have access to a real person who’s local and experienced whenever you have a personal or business accounting need.

We’re ready to help you year round with your strategic planning and preparation for taxes, business-building, wealth accumulation, estate planning and more. We also work for you by watching for warning signs or trends that may interfere with your ability to meet your financial goals.  If you’ve experienced a life or career-changing event, it’s likely you need an accountant to handle the tax and financial decisions that must now be made. Consider using an accountant when you’ve been affected by divorce, buying or selling a business, death of a dependent, loss or change of a job, serious injury or illness,  and more.

We know when it comes to up-to-date technologies; you want more than just the latest “i-trend”. That’s why we offer our fully scalable, online accounting, bookkeeping and payroll tools through MyMcRuer/BackOffice that are not only state-of-the-art, but also the most secure, efficient and easy-to-use.

Give us a call today for a consultation: 816.741.7882 or contact us online.