Taxes

Estate Planning 2021

Whether or not you follow all of the activity and talk happening in Washington, one topic that you might want to keep an ear open for is the federal estate tax discussions.  Currently, for a decedent dying in 2021, the federal estate tax exemption/exclusion is $11.7 million.  You may think that you are “safe” in […]

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Love Notes from the IRS

This year, tax season was extended to May 17, 2021; an extra month to file those Forms 1040 or to request an extension to file.  You may have timely filed the Form 1040 or Form 4868 for an extension, but you receive a notice from the IRS about your return not being filed timely or […]

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Paying the Right Amount of Taxes

Take a look at your paystub and you realize the amount of taxes that are being withheld from your pay.  It can be disheartening, but that is the way we pay our taxes if we are employed.  If you don’t get a paycheck with withholdings, then you may be required to make estimated payments throughout […]

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Saying “I DO”

You or someone you know is planning or has taken the step to say “I DO”.  Marriage changes many things and taxes is one of them. Newlyweds should know how tying the knot can affect their tax situation.  And the effect happens long before you file your first “Married, filing jointly” income tax return.  Here […]

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Do You Owe Money to the IRS? Help is Available.

So, the dreaded news is received – you owe the IRS.  What to do?  Fear not; there is help available.  It is called an offer in compromise and may help some taxpayers. An offer in compromise is an agreement between the taxpayer and the IRS that settles a tax debt for less than the full […]

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Receive a Notice from the IRS? Don’t Ignore It!

While many of us panic to see a piece of mail from the IRS, it isn’t always bad news.  So, please do yourself a favor and read the notice; don’t panic.  The IRS may send you a letter or notice if you have a balance due, if there is an adjustment in the amount of […]

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Important Tax Tips You Need To Remember

We received a little gift in that the deadline for our 2020 income tax returns was extended until May 17, 2021. While that extension may have allowed us to breathe a sigh of relief, one should not delay preparing and filing their returns. The extra month will come and go before we know it. If […]

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Tax Season Is Upon Us

Yes, it is once again tax season.  Your mailbox has probably started to receive those ever important tax information mailings.  So, what can you do to help ease the stress that often comes with tax season?  First of all, remember irs.gov.  There are many resources available that can be found by searching the site and […]

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What’s New To Consider When Filing Your 2020 Income Taxes

Looking for highlights of items to keep in mind for your 2020 income taxes and the changes that could impact you?  The IRS has a special page on IRS.gov that outlines many tips and explanations about returns for 2020.       Here are some of the highlights to remember: If you received a Recovery Rebate Credit/Economic […]

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A New Year and It’s Time To Think Taxes

Finally, 2020 is in the rearview mirror and we are all looking forward to a healthier 2021 around the globe.  And, as we look forward, we all have income taxes to look forward to.  So, what can you do NOW to ease the overwhelming feeling when you start the process?  Here are some helpful tips: […]

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