Taxes

How to Pay Taxes

Your taxes are prepared and OUCH – you owe.  Were you aware that there are several payment options available where taxpayers can pay immediately or arrange to pay in installments? Taxpayers can pay online, by phone, or with their mobile device and the IRS2Go app. Taxpayers should pay in full whenever possible to avoid interest […]

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Be Prepared to Validate Identity if Contacting the IRS

Tax season is in full swing and you may find a need to contact the Internal Revenue Service about your filing.  If so, you will be asked to verify your identity when calling. So, what will be needed to verify your identity?  Here is list of information which may be needed: Social Security numbers and […]

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Additional Tips in Choosing a Tax Preparer

A couple of weeks ago we talked about resources to help in preparing your return.  If you haven’t prepared your return, here are a few additional tips from the IRS to help you choose a preparer: Check the Preparer’s Qualifications. People can use the IRS Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select […]

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Questions About Tax Reform?

For over a year we have been hearing about the December 2017 Tax reform legislation.  But, how does it affect you? The IRS has attempted to provide resources to enable you to find answers to your questions by visiting IRS.gov.  Here is a reprint from an IRS blast that lists several of the resources that […]

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Preparing Your 2018 Tax Return

We are now beyond February 15 when income tax information was to have been sent out.  If you haven’t already prepared your return, here are some tips to help ease the process: Did you know that there is an IRS webpage called the Get Ready page that includes steps to take. Check it out on […]

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Avoiding The Rush

Below is a notice published by the IRS with regard to the upcoming Presidents Day holiday and the increased calls with the IRS and what you might be able to find online to answer your questions.  Hope it helps. IRS: Avoid the rush over Presidents Day holiday; online tools, resources can help WASHINGTON — With […]

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Income Tax Refunds

Are you lucky enough to be receiving a refund for overpayment of income taxes?  Here are some tips from the IRS on receiving that refund quicker.  For a faster refund, choose e-file Electronically filing a tax return is the most accurate way to prepare and file. Errors delay refunds and the easiest way to avoid […]

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How The New Tax Law May Affect Your Income Tax Return

You may notice several of the following items that may affect your individual income tax return: A change in the tax rates which should result in most people paying less tax during the year. However, the increase in the standard deduction, suspension of personal exemptions, an increase in the child tax credit and the limiting […]

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Let’s Get Ready For Tax Season

Let’s Get Ready For Tax Season

Tax season is upon us and we have begun to receive those pieces of mail marked “Tax Information – Important”.  So now what?  Here are some suggestions to help ease the stress of tax season. Where do we start?  The best place to start is to find a copy of last year’s return.  Even if […]

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How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Tax Affects Itemized Deductions

Due to the TCJA or recent tax reform, in addition to nearly doubling standard deductions, several itemized deductions that can be claimed on Schedule A, Itemized Deductions have changed. Many individuals who formerly itemized may now find it more beneficial to take the standard deduction. Here are some of the changes to Schedule A for […]

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