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Five home office deduction mistakes

If you operate a business out of your home, you may be able to deduct a wide variety of expenses. These may include part of your rent or mortgage costs, insurance, utilities, repairs, maintenance, and cleaning costs related to the … Continue reading

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Four tips for building an emergency fund

Planning for emergencies is like buying insurance: you pay into an account and hope you’ll never have to use it. But life happens. Cars break down. Roofs leak. Kids get injured. Having money in the bank to cover those unexpected … Continue reading

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Get to know these tax-saving terms

As you begin to think about scheduling your midyear tax planning appointment, refresh your memory on the meanings of terms that can save you money. Here are three. Exclusions are items that would generally be included on your return, but … Continue reading

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Two facts about your chances of being audited

Your chances of being audited are probably lower than you think. A look at the latest IRS statistics for 2016 reveals two interesting and reassuring facts about the risk of an IRS audit. One of these facts is that audits … Continue reading

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Nonprofits: Heed this May deadline

May 16, 2016, is the deadline for filing annual information returns for nonprofit organizations. Missing the due date three years in a row means losing tax-exempt status. The revocation is automatic and has severe consequences, including the possibility of paying … Continue reading

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Update your W-4 to adjust your withholding

Did you receive a big tax refund or owe the IRS a lot of money for 2015? Then it’s time to update the form that tells your employer how to calculate your federal income tax withholding. That’s Form W-4, Employee’s … 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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