Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tax Changes due to Fiscal Cliff Agreement

The “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” approved by Congress just after we plunged over the “fiscal cliff” restores and modifies several expired tax breaks, but doesn’t address other issues. Here are the highlights of the new law’s provisions for … Continue reading

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IRS extends deadline for farmers and fishermen

The IRS had to delay the start of this year’s tax filing season until it completed programming changes made necessary by the late passage of the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (signed into law on January 2, 2013). Normally, … Continue reading

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Speed up your IRA deduction

If you did not contribute the 2012 maximum to your IRA by December 31, 2012, and you make any IRA contributions before April 15, 2013, tell your bank or other trustee that these 2013 contributions are for 2012 until you … Continue reading

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Analyze your customers for a better business

If your business is like most, you put a lot of effort into attracting new customers. After all, that’s an essential part of growing the business. But sometimes it’s more productive to step back and review your existing customers, and … Continue reading

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Beware of tax scams

It’s likely to be a daily occurrence: Your e-mail inbox contains at least one message touting a too-good-to-be-true offer. You probably shake your head and delete the pleas from mysterious mock millionaires who need your help recovering imaginary inheritances. But … Continue reading

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Tax breaks are available for disaster victims

When natural disasters occur, they often leave many people with severely damaged or destroyed homes and businesses. Some lose everything they own. If you are affected by a disaster that is declared by the President to qualify for federal assistance, … Continue reading

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