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Ottinger & Associates, LLC was formed with three primary objectives: providing clients with personalized accounting services; working with clients to determine which of these services are necessary; and helping the client to see value in the service provided.

Updates

January 18, 2012: Tax Tips

Tax Tips: Small Business Edition (Winter 2011) — Business trips and conventions — Do you outsource your payroll? — Auto expenses — Day care providers allowed a per diem — Small business health care tax credit — IRS discontinues mailing of certain packages — Self-employed health insurance — Beware of email scams — Quick Tips

Tax Tips: Individual Edition (Winter 2011) — Reporting casualty losses — Tax deductions for teachers — Child Tax Credit — Have you adopted a child? — Education expenses — 2011 standard mileage rate — Are you planning to sell your home? — Quick Tips

October 30, 2010: Tax Tips

Tax Tips: Small Business Edition (Winter 2010) — New credit available in 2011 — Day care providers allowed a per diem — Health care credit available to small businesses — Tanning excise tax now in effect — New rules for §179 expensing in 2010 and 2011 — Simple cafeteria plans escape non-discrimination — 1099 Reporting — Using EFTPS for making tax deposits — Quik Tips

Tax Tips: Individual Edition (Winter 2010) — Dependents and divorce — First-time homebuyer credit — Giving gifts — Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) — Nonbusiness energy credit — Deductible IRAs — 2010 Roth conversions — IRA rollovers — Quik Tips

September 4, 2010: Tax Tips

Tax Tips: Small Business Edition (Summer 2010) — New health care law brings changes – Employer-provided adoption benefits – Accountable plans – Starting a new business? – Employee theft – Flexible spending arrangements – Like-kind exchanges provide tax deferral – Choosing an LLC as a form of doing business – Simplified Employee Pensions – Quik Tips

Tax Tips: Individual Edition (Summer 2010) — Want to save for future medical expenses? – Over-the-counter drugs – Early distributions From qualified plans – Saver’s credit – Adopting a child? – First-time homebuyer credit – American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) – Foreclosures and cancellation of debt – Quik Tips

February 20, 2010: Tax Tips

Tax Tips: Small Business Edition (Summer 2009) — New categories added for Work Opportunity Credit – Hire your children for the summer – New rules for net operating loss carrybacks for 2008 only – Changes in estimated taxes for small businesses – Meal rates for day care providers – Starting your own business – COBRA premium subsidy – Choosing an LLC as a form of doing business – Bonus depreciation extended – Solo 401(k) – Quik Tips

Tax Tips: Individual Edition (Summer 2009) — Making Work Pay Credit – Economic recovery payment – American Opportunity Tax Credit – First-Time Homebuyer Credit – Deduction for sales tax on new motor vehicles – Hybrid vehicles – Energy credit for home improvements – Energy credit for solar property – Required minimum distributions waived for 2009 – Unemployment benefits may be tax-free in 2009 – Quik Tips