Category: Taxes

Q & A and Tips on Accounting, Taxes and Personal Finance.
Tax Tidbits

Tax Tidbits

Although tax season does not really end until 10/15/19 when that last extended individual tax return is done, the initial first rush will be over by the time you read this. Each season I see various misunderstandings and misconceptions from clients that I believe are quite common and therefore good topics for my articles. Here are […]

April 13, 2019 | By More
Understanding Your Taxes

Understanding Your Taxes

Although mentioned in the last article, it needs to be mentioned again. Be sure you do not email sensitive financial information unsecured. You can password protect the file or send it via a secure portal. Today’s technology is great but allows easy theft of personal information. Many tax returns have already been completed and the […]

March 23, 2019 | By More
Being Proactive in your Tax Life

Being Proactive in your Tax Life

Being proactive in your tax life – TIPS Tax season is already in full swing. By the time you read this article you should have received most, if not all, of your tax documents. Be kind to your CPA, please do not wait until the last minute to drop off your items. A recurring issue […]

February 12, 2019 | By More
The Changing World of Tax

The Changing World of Tax

The Changing World of Tax By now you may have heard that there were some tax law changes effective 1/1/2018. In fact, it is the most significant tax law change since 1986! That being said, there is only ONE month left to complete some tax planning. If you have not already done so, now is a good time to calculate […]

November 18, 2018 | By More
Alternative to the College Tuition Deduction

Alternative to the College Tuition Deduction

Now that college students are settling into their first weeks of school, it’s important for parents and students to recall that the $4,000 tuition and fees deduction they may have relied on in past years is no longer available in 2017. The good news is that there are alternatives. Here are two of the more […]

September 30, 2017 | By More
Basics of the Self Employment Tax

Basics of the Self Employment Tax

BASICS OF THE SELF EMPLOYMENT TAX Most of us work for small or large businesses and receive a salary or wages. At the end of the year we receive a document called a “W2” which sums everything up enabling us to do our taxes. When we look at our pay stubs we see that 7.65 […]

July 19, 2017 | By More
What is happening to Lien Notices

What is happening to Lien Notices

The IRS loses on liens to your credit score Recently I was informed of Liens and Debts credit reporting changes in the three credit reporting bureaus. The following is my research to help you, the taxpayer, know what is changing and how it will impact on you. Here in the United States, we have may […]

June 27, 2017 | By More
IRS Scam Alert

IRS Scam Alert

Private Agencies Now Collecting for IRS…Your Scam Alert Should be on High In a recent announcement, the IRS notified all taxpayers that outside collection of past-due tax bills is now beginning in mid-April 2017. This is a direct result of Congressional action in late 2015 requiring the IRS to turn over to outside companies billions […]

May 4, 2017 | By More
Five Steps To Take If You Are Audited

Five Steps To Take If You Are Audited

Getting audited is no one’s idea of a good time, yet you can minimize the stress if you take the right approach. Step 1: Understand why and when. While it’s possible you were selected randomly, it’s more likely you were selected for a specific reason. One example might be if your deductions for charitable donations […]

April 24, 2017 | By More
When the IRS Suspects You of Under-Reporting Income

When the IRS Suspects You of Under-Reporting Income

Have you suddenly become the unhappy target of an audit for allegedly under-reporting income to the IRS? Maybe you did under-report. Maybe you didn’t. Whether you did or not, your tax returns have waved some red flags at the IRS and you are now in their line of sight. You may not know it, but […]

April 24, 2017 | By More