At Brenda S. Catalanatto, CPA, LLC, we offer a vast array of services to our clients, including, but not limited to:
Individual & Business Income Tax Return Preparation
Business Consultations & Tax Planning
Bookkeeping Services, and much more!
Many of our clients have worked with our friend and co-worker Claire Gipson.
We have grown to depend on her abundance of knowledge and experience through the years.
It is with great regret, but very warm wishes that we announce her well deserved retirement.
If you currently have work in progress with Claire, or, she has been your "go to" person, we will make every effort to assure a smooth transition to another qualified member of our staff.
Regular Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Off-Season Office Hours: effective 5/5/17
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
and Friday, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
ARE YOU ISSUING 1099misc FORMS THIS YEAR?
DO YOU OWN A BUSINESS? DID YOU PAY A SPECIFIC VENDOR FOR SERVICES OR RENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $600 OR MORE IN 2017? IF SO, YOU NEED TO PROVIDE THE VENDOR OR RENTAL COMPANY A 1099misc.
THE IRS WILL BEGIN ISSUING STEEP PENALTIES FOR FAILING TO PROVIDE A 1099misc WHEN REQUIRED.
PENALTIES RANGE FROM $50 PER 1099misc TO $186,000 PER 1099misc, DEPENDING ON THE DATE YOU FILE THE FORMS WITH THE IRS.
IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO FILE THESE FORMS WITH THE CORRECT TAXPAYER INFORMATION. PENALTIES APPLY WHEN THE CORRECT INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED TO THE IRS.
CHECK OUR IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE AND PRINT FORM W-9 TO HAVE YOUR VENDORS FILL OUT AND RETURN TO YOU. YOU SHOULD HAVE A W-9 ON FILE FOR ALL VENDORS. (HINT- IT IS MUCH EASIER TO GET THIS FORM BEFORE YOU WRITE THE FIRST CHECK TO THEM, THAN A YEAR LATER WHEN THE FORMS ARE DUE)
DEADLINE TO FILE1096/1099misc FORMS IS 1/31/18.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the Flood of 2016 click on "Important Documents" for an important message from Brenda. You will also find information to assist in recording your flood losses on your 2016 tax returns.
Click on our "Useful Links" tab for easy access to important tax related websites. It's an easy way to learn about various tax agencies as well as the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have relating to these topics. We would love to hear from you!
If you or anyone you know owns a home in East Baton Rouge Parish that flooded, regardless of the amount of water, the homeowner needs to call the tax assessor’s office at (225) 389-3920. Tell them you had water in your house and give them the name listed on the tax bill, address and phone number. They are currently in the process of making adjustments to tax bills. They may or may not need to visit your house to confirm that there was water damage. Your tax bill will then be reduced and the bills will be sent out in January instead of December. The assessor’s office advised the taxes should be approximately half of what is normally charged. This needs to be done ASAP as they cannot be changed after the November 15, 2016 deadline.