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Tax Season in Full Swing
The tax season is in full swing. Call us at (775) 738-4845 now to make your tax appointment. Slots are filling up fast!

IRS Letter Scam
The IRS saw an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware scams in the 2016 tax season. Variations of these scams can be seen via text messages and e-mails. An aggressive phone scam targeting taxpayers has been making the rounds throughout the country as well.

The scammers have now decided to take another approach, hoping to lure in more victims. They are sending out letters stating you owe the IRS money for taxes. Although these scam letters are very identical to real IRS letters, below we point out some of the major differences.

If you receive any letter stating that you owe money for taxes, do NOT make a payment. Even if the letter is real, you may still not owe the money. Please bring the letter into our office and we can help you determine what steps to take.

Note that the IRS will never:

* Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally the IRS will first mail you a bill if you owe any taxes
* Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement.
* Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
* As for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

Don’t fall victim to tax scams. Remember – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You may report instances of IRS scams to TIGTA (Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration) at 1-800-366-4484. If you have any questions please call our office (775) 738-4845.


*The return address is listed as a PO Box.

*There is a barcode on the top of the voucher page.

*It states to make out your check to “I.R.S.”.

*They request payment first and do not give you an option to respond.

*They list a Caller ID number to use when you call the phone number.

*The real IRS return address is a STOP Box.

*Real IRS letters do not contain barcodes on any of the pages.

*Payments should always be made out to “United States Treasury”.

*The IRS always gives you time to make a reply before making a payment.

*The IRS does not use Caller ID numbers.

New Nevada Business Tax


During the 2015 Legislative session the Nevada Legislature passed a new annual tax called the Commerce Tax. This is an annual tax imposed on business with a Nevada gross revenue exceeding $4,000,000 in the taxable year. All business with a business license are required to file a Commerce Tax return, regardless of liability. The Commerce  Tax return is due 45 days following the end of the fiscal year ending June 30, therefore the first return is due by August 15, 2016.

Most businesses should receive a welcome letter in the mail one to two months prior to the end of the fiscal year end. Please keep this letter! You will need the information on the letter to file your Commerce Tax return.
If you would like us to prepare the Commerce Tax return for you, we will be happy to provide that service for a fee. Please notify us by July 31st, 2016 so we can gather all the required information.
If you have any questions please e-mail [email protected] or call us at (775) 738-4845. You can also contact the Nevada Department of Taxation at (866) 962-3707.
Effective July 1, 2016 the Sales and Use tax rate for Elko County will increase from 6.85% to 7.10%.  Please be advised of this change and make sure you adjust the rate you charge for sales tax to your customers in July.