Organizing Your Tax Documents

GETTING YOUR TAX DOCUMENTS READY   You can make Tax Time easier with an early start. Maximize your deductions with planning and organization. By gathering your records as they arrive, you can make this a simple process allowing you to prepare your returns and receive your refunds … [Read more...]

IRS Warns about Fake Tax Notice Scam

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IRS WARNS ABOUT FAKE TAX NOTICE SCAM The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its Security Summit partners issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS says that it has … [Read more...]

MARGINAL and EFFECTIVE TAX RATES

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UNDERSTANDING THE US PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX SYSTEM Misunderstandings about two different types of tax rates often create confusion in discussions about taxes. A taxpayer’s average tax rate (or effective tax rate) is the share of income that he or she pays in taxes. By contrast, a taxpayer’s … [Read more...]

New IRS Rules for Rental Property Owners – Avoid the 3.8 Percent Obamacare Tax

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           Rental Property Owners can Avoid the 3.8 Percent Obamacare Tax An achievement of the Obama administration has been the 2010 Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. Part of the law is a 3.8%    investment income surtax that will be applied to “high-income” earners beginning in 2013. … [Read more...]

FILING A TAX EXTENSION

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FILING A TAX EXTENSION The 2011 Tax deadline is near and many are dreading filing their income taxes or dealing with the IRS. The biggest fear for filing a tax extension are thoughts of being flagged as a late filer, being assessed penalties, or triggering an audit. Learning about filing a Tax … [Read more...]

PREPARING TAX DOCUMENTS

    HOW TO PREPARE TAX DOCUMENTS You can make Tax Time easier with an early start. Maximize your deductions with planning and organization. By gathering your records as they arrive, you can make this a simple process allowing you to prepare your returns and receive your refunds … [Read more...]

FREE TAX CONSULTATION and PRIOR YEAR REVIEW

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Car Tax Deductions

BUSINESS  CAR  DEDUCTIONS BUY?  OR LEASE ? Which method is right for you? Lease if you enjoy a new vehicle frequently. Buy if you like to enjoy a vehicle for it’s lifetime. DEDUCTIONS The IRS has increased the standard mileage rate for business miles driven from July 1, 2011 through … [Read more...]