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The importance of maintaining good tax records

Keeping your tax records organized year-round is a good practice and will keep you from hastily assembling your documents for your annual tax preparation appointment. If you are diligent about maintaining your tax records, you won’t have to worry about … Continue reading

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Tax records – What you should keep

It’s that time of year when you are getting ready to sort out last year’s financial records and prepare for this year’s recordkeeping. Do you know what you should keep and what can you throw away? Here are some suggestions. … Continue reading

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Do you need to think about the alternative minimum tax?

You may not have thought much about the alternative minimum tax, or AMT, since Congress passed a law that permanently fixed the exemption. But the tax, which you calculate separately from your regular tax liability, is still around. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Beware of this fake tax bill scam

The IRS has again issued a scam warning. The newest scam involves receiving via email a fake version of an IRS bill related to the Affordable Care Act. The bill requests payment by check or by clicking a link in … Continue reading

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You can still benefit from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax break that can reduce your business income tax when you hire workers from specified groups that typically experience high unemployment rates. Normally, you have 28 days after the worker’s … Continue reading

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Tax Planning, 12 Months a Year

We’re halfway through 2016. What do you know about this year’s income tax obligation? Your 2016 income taxes are probably not at the top of your mind in the middle of summer. After all, it seems like you just filed … Continue reading

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Three Tips to Start the Tax Filing Season

Check whether your children need to file a 2015 tax return. They’ll need to file if wages exceeded $6,300, self-employment income was over $400, or investment income exceeded $1,050. When income includes both wages and investment income, other thresholds apply. … Continue reading

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