Taxes

Taxpayers Should Open and Carefully Read Any Mail from the IRS

The IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons including: • They have a balance due.• They are due a larger or smaller refund.• The agency has a question about their tax return.• They need to verify identity.• The agency needs additional information.• The agency changed their tax return. If a […]

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Are You Looking For Your Federal Tax Refund?

You have filed your taxes and are expecting a refund on your Federal Return.  How can you check on the status of your refund?  Visit the irs.gov website and use the Where’s My Refund tool.  Your return should be available within 24 hours after the IRS has acknowledged receipt.  You will also be able to […]

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The State Of State Taxes

Through the years, I have heard people make comments such as “_____ (insert your state of residence) has such high taxes”.  And, yes, it does seem like some states have higher taxes than others, but when speaking of taxes, one should be thinking about what type of tax is being talked about.  Stop and consider […]

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Income Taxes for the Remote Worker

Have you been one of the workers that, due to Covid-19, your workplace has changed and you have been/are working remotely from your place of business?  If so, here are a couple of things to consider when preparing your individual income tax return: In what state are you working remotely?  Is it different than the […]

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Our Right To Receive Quality Service From The IRS

While we may not like to deal with the IRS, we do have the right to receive quality service.  As taxpayers, it is important to know what our rights are to better enable the service we receive from the IRS.  DID YOU KNOW: Taxpayers have the right to: Receive prompt, courteous, and professional assistance from […]

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Tips on Filing Income Tax Returns

Tis the season once again for filing our income tax returns.  This time of year can be the cause of much angst but the IRS has tips for lessening the stress of these next couple of months.  To start, filing deadline is April 18, 2022 due to Emancipation Day in Washington, DC.  So, you have […]

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IRS Issues: 5 Things To Remember When Filing 2021 Income Tax Returns

Tax season 2022 has begun.  In the spirit of trying to make it as painless as possible, see the reprint of IR-2022-16, January 20, 2022 below. WASHINGTON — With filing season beginning January 24, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers about several key items to keep in mind when filing their federal income tax returns […]

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The Latest Holiday Scam – Gift Cards and Taxes

There are nice people who work for the IRS – pretty much a thankless job.  And, they would love to receive acknowledgment for their efforts, but let’s face it – if you were to receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and telling you that you owe taxes which can be […]

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It Isn’t Too Early To Start Getting Ready For Tax Season

Yes, you have heard the expression “You are rushing the season”.  However, it usually does not pertain to tax season!  It is never too early to think about getting things organized.  Before we know it, the calendar pages will be changing to a new year – 2022.  Why would you want to start getting organized […]

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2021 Gifts to Charities

As we near the end of the year (it will be here before we know it), you may be thinking about donations to charities.  But, then you remember you don’t itemize deductions on your income taxes, so does it really matter when you make your charitable donation?  Last year, there was a deduction of up […]

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