Category: Tax and Politics

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Are You Going to Get Hit By a Surprise Tax Bill This Year?
Even if you’ve worked to get your taxes just right in previous years, changes in the tax law could mean big changes in what you owe even if your job and personal situation hasn’t changed. Here’s what to look out for. Did You Update ...
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What to Do When Your Return Is Rejected
Filing your taxes can be a huge undertaking, even if your financial situation hasn’t changed much since last year, so submitting or mailing is often quite the stress relief. But what happens if the IRS rejects your return? Why does it get rejected?...
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Interest Rates On Taxes Are Increasing
As if you needed another reason to file your taxes on time and avoid penalties, the IRS announced that interest rates are increasing for the quarter that began April 1, 2018. The interest raise has more implications than just more money owed for over...
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How to Protect Yourself from Tax Identity Theft
During tax season, consumers must be extra vigilant with their personal information. Each year the IRS compiles a “Dirty Dozen” list detailing the most common tax scams of the year. Identity theft continues to make the list year after yea...
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Rent or Buy? The New Tax Plan Changes Things
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December, much of the analysis and concern surrounded the large tax cuts to the wealthy and the small cuts to the middle and lower class. However, the tax plan will change more than your paycheck and how you f...
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Social Media Influencers Guide to Taxes
The rise of social media has led to a new kind of profession: the social media influencer. Brands have learned that authentic collaborations beyond the celebrity can be an effective and integral part of their marketing strategy. Now let’s think ab...
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Ready to Get Ahead for the 2018 Tax Season?
If your New Year’s resolutions have already started to slip away (how many times have you been to the gym?), you still have plenty of time to achieve a financial win by preparing for next year’s tax season, starting right now. Getting an earl...
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Does the New Tax Plan Affect Your 2017 Tax Return?
The Republican-controlled Congress managed to pass its tax plan by just 24 votes, taking large cuts across the board with many amendments to deductions, penalties, and more, including complete eliminations. Many of these effects won’t take place un...
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Don’t Miss These Upcoming IRS Deadlines
Google, Outlook, or a tried and true notepad? Whatever your preference, mark your calendars with these important tax dates. Keeping track (or failing to) can lead to a bigger refund or higher taxes! The important dates kick off just this week. Open E...
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Republican Tax Reform Bill: How Will It Affect You?
Looming republican tax reform has left many taxpayers wondering how and when they’ll feel the effects of the forthcoming bill. Republican lawmakers have just released their $1.5 trillion proposal for the president’s measures under the Tax Cuts an...
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