Can I Trust the Accuracy of Online Tax Preparation Programs?

You’re considering using online tax preparation programs. What should you know before you go down that road? If you’re thinking about using online tax preparation, be selective and choose carefully. Some less-than-ethical companies recognize taxpayers as easy prey. They can and will take advantage of their own clients. Remember, only you are accountable for your tax return, regardless of who prepares it. There are two
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Are Online Tax Calculators Really a Reliable Way to Estimate My Taxes?

Let’s take a look at the world of online tax calculators and gauge whether they are a reliable way to estimate your taxes. Online tax calculators have emerged as a prevalent tool for many people to determine their taxes. As a result, a variety of calculator types have become available over the last few years. But are they as effective and efficient as advertised? Tax
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Using Tax Software Revisited: The Pros and Cons of Doing It Yourself!

Is using tax software ever a good idea? A flood of new software and apps hit the market each year, all promising to make your tax returns a quick and easy process and to save you oodles of money. You may find the concept of using tax software an interesting idea, especially if you can save as much money as the advertisements claim. Let’s take
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The Ugly Truth About Changing Your Tax Bracket

What is a tax bracket, and what does it mean for you? The United States federal income tax utilizes a progressive – or tax bracket – system to determine how much singles or married couples will pay in yearly taxes. Since the implementation of the American Taxpayers Relief Act, the IRS divided the taxpayer population into seven tax brackets, determined by the amount of personal
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How Online Tax Calculators Can Tank Your Business

Why using online tax calculators is a bad idea for your business. Have you considered trying online tax calculators to get an idea of how much your business will pay next year? Don’t even consider it. These online tax calculators are seriously problematic for a variety of reasons. In fact, they can be a serious enough problem to impact your business for years. In extreme
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The Final 5: The 5 Most Common Tax Errors and What They Cost

Do you know how much these common tax errors can cost you? Tax errors are a serious problem that can impact your life for years. They can cost you thousands of dollars and disrupt your financial security. Here is how to avoid these common tax errors and stay free of excessive monetary loss. The Most Common Tax Errors Broken Down While there are dozens of
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The 3 Most Common Tax Preparation Scams You Need to Avoid

Are you aware of these common tax preparation scams? As if it’s not bad enough you might owe the IRS money, scammers who conduct tax preparation scams are looking to take advantage of you. They want your refund and possibly even your personal information. It’s important to know the signs of a dishonest tax preparation practice. Here are three common tax preparation scams to watch out
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Tax and Advisory Services for Families with Children

We have been preparing tax returns for thirty years, but we’re much more than tax preparers. Our advisory services encompass the BIG picture to protect our clients through all phases of life. Transitional events, like marriage, building a family, including foster and adoption, divorce, starting a business, aging and death all come with new complexities. Our role is to help our clients have the best
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The Ugly Truth: Charitable Deductions Denied For Someone Else’s Mistake

If you were audited by the IRS, do you think they would be fair to you? Many people believe that if they have receipts and can prove their deductions, the IRS will accept it. That may have been true years ago, but today’s IRS is ruthless. This court case is proof of that. The Story David and Veronda Durden gave money to their church on
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