Back to School Tips for College Students and Parents

September 13th, 2011

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate going to college for the first time or a returning college student, it will soon be time to get to campus—and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind. Students or parents paying such expenses should keep receipts and be aware of some tax benefits […]

Millions of Self Prepared Tax Returns Filed Wrong

February 24th, 2011

Millions of Americans file their own tax returns and pay the wrong amount each year.  Tax software and the leading tax preparation franchises will help you fill out the forms; but they are tools, NOT a solution. Did you know that some of the leading tax preparation franchises only require their preparers to have 84 […]

Small Business Expenses 101

February 14th, 2011

For small business owners, tax breaks often come in the form of tax deductions – which can offer a nice little instant cash savings – if you know how to navigate tax law and claim the deductions you deserve (not what you believe you are entitled to). Large tax deductions are a notorious red flag […]

2011 Required Minimum IRA Distributions

January 21st, 2011

Now that the New Year is here, you can begin taking your required minimum distribution (RMD) for 2011. The following is an overview of the rules regarding these mandated distributions for older taxpayers. The IRS does not allow IRA owners to keep funds in a Traditional IRA indefinitely. Eventually, assets must be distributed and taxes […]

It’s Tax Time!

January 21st, 2011

If you’re like most taxpayers, you find yourself with an ominous stack of “homework” around TAX TIME! Unfortunately, the job of pulling together the records for your tax appointment is never easy, but the effort usually pays off when it comes to the extra tax you save! When you arrive at your appointment fully prepared, […]

The 9 Benefits of Tax Planning

November 6th, 2010

Planning Strategy – A Matter of Timing Planning strategy is often built on two basic timing precepts: Rule 1 – Generally, payment of tax owed on income transactions should be postponed as long as possible provided no penalty is incurred or there is not a pending law change that would adversely affect you.When you postpone […]

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