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USING HALLOWEEN TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT TAXES

Another Halloween has come and gone! As I sit here pondering the day's events including the wonderful candy, chili, and a few good pranks, I do feel sorry for the parents of the kids that have been overstuffed with candy, candy, and more candy!

However, I have to giggle as I think about the eveni…

LET THE ATHLETES BE ATHLETES AND NOT WORRY ABOUT TAXES

The Olympics has wrapped up and it caught the attention of most of my friends, even if only for a minute. My friend’s four-year old daughter was even wrapped up into the Olympics especially gymnastics. I found myself watching when I could and found it to be quite inspirational. However, I have…

TOP REASONS TO FILE YOUR TAXES EARLY

Many people wait until the last minute to file their income tax returns, whether from taking more time to find and organize their documents or simple procrastination. As long as individuals get their taxes in by the April 15 deadline, they will not incur any late filing penalties. However, waiting…

OVER 18,000 HIGH INCOME EARNERS PAY NO TAXES

The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that the spring 2011 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin is now available.  The issue features information on high-income individual tax returns filed for tax year 2008. There were almost 4.4 million high-income returns filed for 2008 or …

COULD ONLINE SALES TAXES HELP BALANCE THE BUDGET?

Customers often shop online simply to save money by avoiding state sales tax on their purchases. However, recently Amazon has made the headlines because they are looking to purchases be taxable, regardless of whether they have a physical presence in a state. Many shoppers are upset by this rul…

LOCAL TAXES ON THE RISE! SHOULD YOU MOVE?

Have you ever thought of moving because of the state income taxes? Many states are facing financial challenges that unprecedented in US History and this is causing drastic changes to the economical landscape.  Unfortunately, sometimes these changes include income tax increases. We could discu…

ARE EMPLOYEE BUSINESS EXPENSES SIMPLE TO DEDUCT ON YOUR TAXES?

So you are an employee (receive a W-2) and you have some business expenses required for your job, but your employer does not pay you for them.  Can you take them off of your taxes? For expenses to help you on your taxes, you must file a schedule A.  So what is a Schedule A?  Well, as…

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FILING TAXES FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED

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DISASTER PREPARATION & RECOVERY: WHAT TO DO WITH TAXES AND INSURANCE

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