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Federal Tax Preparation

Our Approach

Individuals and businesses are familiar with the standard Form 1120 and 1040 tax returns; that’s basic tax compliance. However, Armanino’s federal tax team goes beyond compliance. Our federal business tax and federal individual tax specialists provide an in-depth understanding of the latest federal tax exemption provisions or tangible property deductions. They also take the time to really get to know your organization and your goals, both long- and short-term, so they can use their deep knowledge of the tax code to help you mitigate risk, increase profits and continue moving your family and your business forward.


Our federal tax team focuses on helping you reduce your personal and federal business tax burdens. Our services include:

  • Federal Business Tax Preparation: Whether you need to file individual Form 1040, federal business tax Form 1120 or Form 1065 for partners in limited liability partnerships, you need a trusted partner to ensure you’re IRS compliant.
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance: In 2014, the IRS released final Form 1094-C & Form 1095-C ACA regulations for large employers, or companies with more than 50 qualified full-time employees. The new rules became mandatory for the 2015 calendar year.
  • Schedule K-1: If you are a member of a partnership, you’re required to prepare a Schedule K-1 to report each partner's share of income, losses and federal tax exemptions.
  • Federal Tax Credits & Incentives: At the federal tax level, there are numerous federal tax exemptions and credits designed to help individuals and their families save money and reduce their annual tax bill. Common federal tax credits include savings related to higher-education tuition, raising a child or buying or leasing a vehicle. For individuals looking to reduce their tax obligation, the federal gift tax exemption may allow you to give money, assets and real estate to loved ones and worthy causes while substantially lowering your present tax burden. Overall, federal tax exemptions allow families to potentially save more on their taxes than a single person can.
  • Federal Tax Law Updates:  At Armanino, our tax experts stay updated on the latest tax laws from the IRS and Congress, as well as the Accounting Standard Updates issued by the FASB. Signup for our Tax Alerts to ensure you stay up-to-date too.



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