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What to do if You Get a Notice from the IRS

Each year the IRS mails millions of notices. Here’s what you should do if you receive a notice from the IRS: Don’t ignore it. You can respond to most IRS notices quickly and easily. And it’s important that you reply promptly. IRS notices usually deal with a specific issue about your tax return or tax […]

Summer Weddings Mean Tax Changes

Taxes may not be high on your summer wedding plan checklist. But you should be aware of the tax issues that come along with marriage. Here are some basic tips that can help keep those issues to a minimum: Name change.  The names and Social Security numbers on your tax return must match your Social […]

Get Credit for Child and Dependent Care This Summer

Many parents pay for childcare or day camps in the summer while they work. If this applies to you, your costs may qualify for a federal tax credit that can lower your taxes. Here are 10 facts that you should know about the Child and Dependent Care Credit: Your expenses must be for the care […]

Deadline for filing corporate tax returns is near!

   

Four Good Reasons to Direct Deposit Your Refund

Would you choose direct deposit this year if you knew it’s the most popular way to get a federal tax refund? What if you learned it’s safe and easy, and combined with e-file, the fastest way to get a tax refund? The fact is almost 84 million taxpayers chose direct deposit in 2013. Still not […]

IRS Tips about Taxable and Nontaxable Income

Are you looking for a hard and fast rule about what income is taxable and what income is not taxable? The fact is that all income is taxable unless the law specifically excludes it. Taxable income includes money you receive, such as wages and tips. It can also include noncash income from property or services. […]

5 Tips to Keep More of Your Paycheck

Millions of American workers have received their W-2s (or will receive them soon, since January 31 was the deadline to send them), and they are the primary income reporting tool for most 1040 filers. They can be received in person, electronically or by mail. In addition to taxes, the W-2 also is used to determine […]

IRS App for your Smartphone??

This is not something that you would think would be a MUST HAVE for your smart phone but is pretty cool to track your tax refund. Check refund status. Instead of having the client continuously calling you, the app includes an easy-to-use refund status tracker so taxpayers can follow their tax return step-by-step throughout the […]

Tax Time Scams

IRS Warns of Tax-time Scams IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2014-02, January 23, 2014 It’s true: tax scams proliferate during the income tax filing season. This year’s season opens on Jan. 31. The IRS provides the following scam warnings so you can protect yourself and avoid becoming a victim of these crimes: Be vigilant of […]

Tax Season

The 2014 tax season is upon us and there’s nothing more exciting than meeting with clients!  This is our chance to share our knowledge, help them understand the tax filing process, and discuss future tax planning strategies for their specific needs. Also we get to catch up kids, grandkids, vacations, etc!