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CELL PHONE TAXES ARE “CHIRPING” AWAY YOUR BUDGET

You want to Tweet from your phone?  Update Facebook while waiting for you next appointment?  Turn by turn navigationl?  Your cellular phone bill that you negotiated with your company maybe acceptable for your budget, but do you know how much your are paying in taxes? I…

LOWER INCOME = LOWER TAXES AND SPECIAL CREDITS

It didn't come as much of a surprise when the Bureau of Economic Analysis division of the the U.S. Department of Commerce reported personal income remained flat in June and a mere .2% increase in July. Unemployment stayed flat at 9.5%. One positive aspect of this nugget of information is that you c…

ARE YOU SERIOUS? WITCHES AND TAXES...OH MY

  Several times a day, I log into my favorite search engine (ok…its Google if you must know) and search for “Taxes” under the “News” section.  I would be lying if I didn’t tell you I was thinking ”what the heck!" went through my …

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT RAISE TAXES TO AVOID THE DEBT CEILING?

In May, according to CNN, the United States Government hit the debt ceiling.  This is the national version of maxing out your credit card, however the government isn't having their lines reduced or even closed like many Americans have suffered. Treasury Secretary Tim Geither allegedly was able…

HOW DO JOB CHANGES IMPACT YOUR TAXES?

The days of starting out at one company after college and working for that firm all of one's life are largely over. Now, many people switch jobs several times over the course of their lives, whether it's to earn more pay, take advantage of new opportunities or simply enter a new industry. Ea…

RETIREMENT PLANNING MISTAKES THAT MAY IMPACT YOUR TAXES

Retirement planning is one of the most pivotal financial tasks people take on during their lifetimes. Building a sufficient nest egg is imperative to not only maintaining a household's desired standard of living, but also ensuring that they don't face shortfalls during post-working years. Mo…

PAYING STATE TAXES WHEN YOU'RE SHORT ON CASH

When it comes to fulfilling tax obligations, many people automatically put their federal income tax responsibilities ahead of their state balance when they are in a financial jam. It's not difficult to understand why - the fear of the Internal Revenue Service making contact for late payments or …

TURKEY AND STUFFING AND ... UNCLE SAM’S TAXES?!

With Thanksgiving only a couple days away, I am scrambling to complete everything on my to-do list. I have more groceries to get, decorations for the festivities to buy, and to double check that there are enough chairs at the dining table – especially since Uncle Sam may be joining us this year. …

10 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR 2010 TAXES

With 2010 quickly winding down and the election behind us, we are still here to provide you with the best ways to reduce your income taxes heading in to the new year.  Of course, we also don’t know what is going to happen to the Bush Tax Cuts, but here are some general tips that can …

LANDLORDS: START PREPARING YOUR INCOME TAXES SOON

Many people with second properties find themselves becoming "accidental landlords" when they rent out these homes or condos to others at various points of the year. The Internal Revenue Service has specific guidelines that govern how often and the length of time in which homeowners may ren…