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Date: January 17, 2013
Subject: G&G Tax Tip - Business Update Newsletter

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G&G Associates Tax & Financial Consulting

Tax Tip of the Week

Hotep G&G Readers,

On New Year's Day 2013, Congress finally passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, loaded with tax changes for both 2012 and 2013. For businesses, there is some "relief" from taxes but also some increases. Here are a few highlights of the changes:

1) Social Security and Self Employment taxes are going up. The 2% reduction in the payroll tax from 2012 has been rescinded. Starting 2013, employees will pay the full 6.2% Social Security tax, and self-employed individuals will pay the full 15.3% Self Employment tax, up to a new maximum of $113,700.

2) Medicare tax surcharge. 2013 brings a new 0.9% Medicare tax surcharge on individuals making over $200,000 ($250,000 for married couples). The surcharge applies to your entire income, not just to the amount in excess of $200,000 or $250,000.

3) A few tax savings: For 2013, the standard mileage allowance increased 1¢, from 55½¢ to 56½¢. The 50% bonus depreciation has been extended through 2013. Maximum first-year write off of assets was reinstated at $500,000 for both 2012 and 2013. You can now pay your kids up to $6,100 a year tax-free to work in your business (and still get a tax write-off). Maximum contributions to most tax-deferred retirement plans are increasing for 2013.

For more 2013 Tax Updates, stay tuned for more details of an upcoming G&G Associates live Tax Update webinar in a couple weeks.

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We can service clients anywhere in the world and we look forward to assisting you in getting your tax return prepared for the 2011 and beyond tax season. (Referrals available upon request)

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We are looking forward to doing business with you for the upcoming tax season.

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This year’s tax season will be a challenge for many especially since record numbers of individuals have tapped into savings, retirement accounts, etc which may have caused tax bills you didn't realize.

So, it will be imperative that you have a tax professional and "not a tax preparer" doing your taxes. Trust me folks, there is a big difference.

One of the benefits of being a client with G&G Associates is that you'll get a free 30 min pre-tax preparation session to make sure you are gathering your documents appropriately before you submit your documents for tax preparation.

So, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Visit our website for more information and free online webinar classes to help you make sure you are audit proofing your records, or contact us today to set your appointment if you need a “TAX” OR “FINANCIAL” one-on-one consultation.

Until the next time!

Meda Ase P (Thank You Very Much),

Asar Maa Ra Gray
Tax & Financial Consultant, RFC
G&G Associates
757-271-6068 office
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