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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL xii Family Child Care Tax Workbook and Organizer Getting Help from a Tax Professional • If you need help finding a tax professional, visit my blog (www.tomcopelandblog .com) for a tax preparer directory. Finding IRS Publications and Other Resources • For copies of all the relevant IRS publications, tax forms, revenue rulings, court cases, and other materials, visit my blog at Notes on This Edition New Record-Keeping and Tax Tips is a regular feature that includes IRS updates and new information to help you keep your records, file your tax return, and deal with the IRS. This year’s tips cover the following topics: • the new IRS Safe Harbor Rule • U.S. Supreme Court grants rights to same-sex couples • depreciating the content of your home • expanding to a group home • estimating food expenses • deducting donations • counting hours worked away from your home • tracking hours when children aren’t present • 2014 webinars with Tom Copeland • retirement plan limits for 2013 • Saver’s Credit limits for 2013 IRS Child Care Provider Audit Technique Guide The IRS Child Care Provider Audit Technique Guide is one of a series of audit guides that the IRS produced to help auditors better understand specific businesses. I refer to this guide several times in this book. I have posted a copy of the guide on my blog,, along with a more detailed commentary about the guide. How to Find a Tax Professional Many family child care providers use tax professionals to help prepare their tax returns; however, many tax preparers aren’t familiar with how the IRS Tax Code affects fam­ ily child care businesses. You need to find out if the tax preparer you are considering is aware of the unique tax rules for your business. (The Record-Keeping Guide contains more information about hiring and working with a tax preparer.) Here are some ways that you can find a qualified tax preparer: COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL