IRS unveils taxpayer bill of rights
The Tax Code contains many taxpayer rights and protections.
However, because the Tax Code is so large and complex, many
taxpayers, who do not have the advice of a tax professional, are
unaware of t...
FAQ: What is the self-employment tax?
Taxpayers who are self-employed must pay self-employment tax on
their income from self-employment. The self-employment tax applies
in lieu of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes paid
How do I? Compute depreciation for tax purposes
The simple concept of depreciation can get complicated very quickly
when one is trying to determining the proper depreciation deduction
for any particular asset. Here’s only a summary of some...
July 2014 tax compliance calendar
As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware
of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar
summarizes important tax reporting and filing data for individu...
Tax lessons from the 2009 filing season
You've just filed your 2008 tax return and the last thing you
likely want to think about is the next filing season. However, it
never hurts to have a leg up, and with the end of filing season and
How Do I? ... Keep a log for automobile expenses
If you use your car for business purposes, you may have learned
that keeping track and properly logging the variety of expenses you
incur for tax purposes is not always easy. Practically speaking,
No bright line between businesses and hobbies
Businesses benefit from many tax breaks. If you are in business
with the objective of making a profit, you can generally claim all
your business deductions. If your deductions exceed your income for
Client FAQ - Gifts to employees
Q: The holidays are approaching and I would like to consider giving
gifts of appreciation to my employees. What kinds of gifts can I
give my employees that they would not have to decl...
Should your company operate as an LLC?
Limited liability companies (LLCs) remain one of the most popular
choice of business forms in the U.S. today. This form of business
entity is a hybrid that features the best characteristics of
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Website of Alvino and Associates, Ltd. In addition to providing you with a profile of our firm and the services we provide, this Website has been designed to become a helpful resource tool to you, our valued clients and visitors. Our dedication to superior client service has brought us to the Internet as we endeavor to continue to provide the highest quality professional service and guidance.
As you browse through our Website, you will see that not only have we highlighted background information on our firm and the services we provide, but have also included useful resources such as informative articles (in our Newsletter section) and interactive financial calculators (in our Financial Tools section). In addition, we have taken the time to gather many links to external Websites that we felt would be of interest to our clients and visitors (in our Internet Links section).
While browsing through our Website, please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have - we'd love to hear from you. We pride ourselves on being proactive and responsive to our clients' inquiries and suggestions.