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Selling on Etsy or Ebay? Meet Form 1099-K
As the economy shifts around, businesses change, and so do your taxes. As a result, Form 1099-K is showing up more and more in taxpayers’ mailboxes. But what is it for exactly, and how do you use it to file? It’s simple, we promise. Here’s ever...
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Making Federal Tax Payments: What You Should Know
Working for yourself comes with the benefit being flexible to make your own schedule, but it also comes with the responsibility of paying your own federal taxes. As an employee, you can expect to pay your federal taxes at the end of the tax year, but...
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Top IRS Penalties and How to Avoid Them
While the IRS will never win a popularity contest, failing to obey tax laws or submitting a tax return with mistakes can subject you to penalties and fines. Use this penalty checklist as a guide to prepare accurate and timely tax returns. Tax Mistake...
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Tax Changes Coming for 2017
While many taxpayers consider January through April to be tax season, taxes are a year-round endeavor. Make sure you’re up to date on tax changes coming for 2017 to save yourself time and money at filing time. 2017 Tax Brackets and Deductions L...
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How to Deal with an IRS Revenue Officer
If you owe money in back taxes to the IRS, an IRS revenue officer (RO) may be assigned to your case. Your case will first be assessed by an IRS revenue agent and then escalated to a revenue officer if it is felt your case requires further attention. ...
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How to Resolve Tax Liens on Your Business or Home
When you neglect or fail to pay a tax debt, a lien protects the government’s interest in your property. The lien arrives only after your liability has been assessed and you’ve been sent a notice, called a Notice and Demand for Payment, indicating...
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IRS Payment Plans: Facts to Know Beforehand
Many of those with back taxes know about the payment plans the IRS offers, called installment agreements. This option has saved many from accruing extra interest and getting in deep tax trouble. But before you file that Form 9465, read the tips below...
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The Tax Implications of Being an Airbnb Host
The sharing economy is great, right? Many Americans are apart of it as both providers and consumers, giving and taking rides via Uber, vacationing or renting out their apartments for part time cash via Airbnb, and so on. If part (or all!) of your inc...
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Taxpayers Beware: What You Need to Know About IRS Impersonators
At the end of October, 20 arrests were made in connection to a lengthy IRS impersonation scam, that involved persons in 8 states in the U.S., as well as some in India, where the head conspirators resided. Fortunately, these scammers have been rightfu...
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Should You File for a Tax Extension?
If tax filing season is upon you and you aren’t quite ready to file, you may be able to file for an extension. This allows you more time to get the documents you need, request forms you don’t currently have, and to go through your accounts and de...
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