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Barb McGuan

Barb McGuan is a Principal and member of the firm’s Tax Consulting and Compliance Group, working with clients throughout New England. She provides services mainly in the tax planning and compliance arena, including business and individual taxation as well as tax-exempt reporting. Barb is also a member of the firm’s Not-For-Profit Group, although she serves clients in a variety of industries, including financial services and automobile dealerships.
The IRS Cares about Employment Tax—Why You Should Too.

Did you know that there was more than a 40% increase (from $4.3 billion to $6.0 billion) in civil penalties assessed by the IRS regarding employment tax, for the 2016 fiscal year?

When it comes to temporary housing for hospital employees, IRS Publication 15-B can be your friend

Many of my hospital clients have an increased incidence of providing temporary housing for locums, temps and some employees and, as a result, have questions regarding the proper tax reporting to these individuals.   

Security Breach at National Center for Charitable Statistics Affects Forms 990 Filers—Change Your Password

If your organization files a Form 990 or Form 990-EZ or Form 990-N online, hackers may have gained access to your username and password from the filing systems at the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS). We at BerryDunn, along with the...

Good News for Maine's Not-for-Profits in Time for November 30 Filing Deadline

In good news for Maine’s not-for-profit organizations, several of the state’s filing requirements have been removed. Thanks to recent legislation titled “An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Charitable Solicitations,” your organization’s filing...

UPDATE: Free Meals and Fringe Benefits

September 2014 UPDATE: The IRS is setting the table. The Department of Treasury included employer-provided meals in the list of priority tax issues it intends to review this year. Read below to learn what is currently considered a fringe benefit.

The Hebron Academy Property Tax Case: What it Means for Maine Not-For-Profit Organizations

June 2013 Update: The idea of taxing the assets of large not-for-profits is back in the news in Maine, now at the legislative rather than judicial level. A proposal was submitted Friday to the Appropriations Committee--and then withdrawn on...

IRS Update on Delayed Tax Forms

The IRS is now accepting ALL 2012 tax returns. You can download 2012 tax forms and instructions at

What’s in a Name? Licensing Obligations for Charitable Solicitation and Cause Marketing

It’s always a good thing to raise money for charity, right? Well, there’s a right and wrong way to do it.


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