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Lighter Side Of Taxes

Donations Tax Forms

Tax Tips: What You Need to Know About Write Offs And Donations

Knowing what you can legitimately deduct off your taxes and what receipts you didn’t need to hold on to after all, can help both you and your accountant avoid a lot of headaches.

04/07/2015

New Family Taxes

5 Tax Breaks New Parents Should Know About

Tax breaks can make raising children a little more affordable.

04/06/2015

Income Tax

What Is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

Geared primarily towards low-to-middle income, working individuals and families, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal benefit able to provide relief to those who meet specific criteria, by reducing the amount of tax owed and by increasing the amount of tax monies refunded, as determined after filing. Both single and married people can benefit from EITC, regardless of whether or not they have children or other dependents.

04/01/2015

Taxes Home Office

Work From Home? Learn About The Home Office Deduction Before Filing Your Taxes

If you work from home, then it’s very important that you know and understand how the home office deduction works. Here is a quick look at how the deduction works and when you can take it.

03/31/2015

IRS2GO App

The New IRS2GO App Can Help You Track Your Tax Return

The new feature of the IRS2Go app makes it easy to track your refund.

03/30/2015

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Tax Professional Gail Rosen’s Advise On How To Fully Prepare For Tax Season

Tax professional Gail Rosen, CPA, shares her secrets for making tax season as painless as possible.

03/25/2015

Tax Credits

Best Tax Credits And Deductions Everyone Should Know About

Don’t miss out on some valuable tax credits and deductions. Here are a few of the most commonly missed credits, which could end up saving you a bundle.

03/24/2015

Health Care Tax Credit

How The Affordable Healthcare Act Affects Tax Filing

Learn how the Affordable Healthcare Act, and whether or not you have insurance, will impact the way you do taxes this year.

03/23/2015

Newlyweds Tax Tips, Tax Tips

5 Tax Tips For Filing Your Taxes As A Newlywed

If you recently said “I do” then you have more to consider when it comes to filing your tax return. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

03/17/2015

Tax Day, Tax Tips, College Tax Information

Tax Tips: What All New College Grads Need To Know

Welcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.

03/16/2015

Small Business Tax Tips, Tax Help, Tax Tips, Small Business

Small Business Tax Tips: Are You Filing The Correct Forms?

It’s easy to make a mistake on your taxes, especially if you are a new business owner or running a small business. Before you file, dot your i’s and cross your t’s by making sure to use the correct tax forms.

03/15/2015

Taxes, Retired Taxes,

4 Helpful Tax Tips For Newly Retired

Minimize the amount of tax you may owe from your retirement income with these tips.

03/13/2015

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3 Things You Can Still Do To Lower Your 2014 Tax

Here are three things you can still do now — before filing your 2014 return — that can lower your taxes even more.

03/04/2015

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​Why You Might Need A Tax Pro This Year

As the IRS budget continues to be cut, its services are collapsing.

03/03/2015

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3 Mistakes To Avoid On Your 2014 Tax Return

If you haven’t already begun, now’s the time to prepare for filing your 2014 tax returns.

03/02/2015

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Can’t Pay Your Taxes? Here’s What You Can Do

In a turbulent economy with constantly changing rules it’s no surprise that the bill from Uncle Sam can sneak up on some of us. Here are some tips to make sure you emerge (mostly) unscathed this April 15.

04/14/2014

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7 Deductions That Lower Your Taxable Income

Most folks looking for tax deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable donations. But tax rule changes that applied in 2013 made them less valuable in cutting taxes for an increasing number of taxpayers.

04/09/2014

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What Procrastinators Need To Know About Filing Their Taxes

According to the IRS, 20 to 25 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to file their taxes. If tax time snuck up on you this year, here are a few tips to help you file.

04/07/2014

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Get Your Taxes In Order Now For Next Year

Get a jump-start on next year’s taxes by setting up a filing system now. You can use a folder system where you label the each folders according to your needs.

04/02/2014

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What Tax Related Papers Can You Toss Out?

Most of us fall into one of three categories; we keep too much of the paper that comes into our homes or there those that try to throw out everything. And of course those that fall in between.

03/27/2014

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Invest That Tax Refund In Yourself

What is your largest asset? It’s your ability to earn a living!

03/25/2014

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Tax Audit Red Flags To Be Aware Of

What may trigger an audit from your tax filing?

03/20/2014

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Tax Education Credits And Deductions

College can be is very expensive, luckily Congress and the IRS have given us ways to offset education costs.

03/18/2014

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Should You Itemize Your Taxes This Year?

Should you take the time to fill out the long 1040? It really depends. To find out whether you should itemize you will need to do some homework.

03/15/2014

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What’s On Your Tax Return?

Review your tax situation now so you have some idea what tax bracket you will fall into this year and decide whether you want to do the long 1040 or the short 1040EZ.

03/14/2014

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