Deja vu all over again

At the end of every year, it seems, taxpayers wait anxiously for Congress to enact extensions of popular business tax breaks, and every year Congress waits to act until what seems like the last possible moment. Given the current Congress’ extreme dysfunctionality it’s even more worrisome that Congress will do the right thing.   Among […]

How long to keep your tax return and why

How long should I keep my tax documents for? This is a common question we encounter quite often. We suggest that you keep copies of all of your old income tax returns as well as w2’s, as there may be many unanticipated issues such as documentation of social security wages. However it does not seem […]

IRS2Go 5.0 Smartphone App

In this golden age of technology, communication has become one with convenience, not just in how we contact one another, but how we interact with businesses, banks, restaurants, and even government services. The Internal Revenue Service released their new smartphone application IRS2Go 5.0 which is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. It’s free for […]

Who is watching the Hen house?

Reading through CPA Practice Advisor, we came across an article about some IRS employees who ran schemes to collect personal information and file fraudulent returns to receive tax refunds. Personal information these days are within arm’s reach it seems, hackers & scammers constantly changing the name of the game. We’re used to reading about it […]

Another filing season has come and gone

If there is one season that we observe as a whole in this nation, it’s tax season. We accountants see our clients information flooding in along with handling many frantic phone calls as to how we arrived at their tax bill. All the while trying to pay attention to the immediate and fine  details that […]

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Confused about the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare)

You are not alone. Nearly everyone is affected by the Affordable Care Act and will need to do something new when filing their taxes this year. Starting with this year’s filing season, taxpayers must report certain information related to health care coverage on their 2014 tax return when they file this April. Click here to view […]

Time are a changing

There are days I wish I could relive, where people and the memories seem to be perfectly happy, living in moments of laughter and the simplicity life provided at the time. Our memories of the past are fond and life was certainly simpler but times are a changing. What some people cannot bring themselves to […]

The Tax Payer Bill of Rights

Most people think that they are at the mercy of the IRS. They think they have no rights whatsoever – but they are wrong. Taxpayers have always had certain rights in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service, and recently these rights were formalized and codified. As IRS Commissioner John Koskinen noted, these rights existed for […]

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