Category: Taxes

IRS Phone Scams: Watch Out for Fake IRS Calls

IRS Phone Scams: Watch Out for Fake IRS Calls

If you receive a phone call that is a mechanical voice that begins, “We’ve been trying to reach you…This call is officially a final notice from IRS.  Internal Revenue Services”, it’s a scam!  And, according to the Federal Trade Commission, these fake IRS calls are going on everywhere. The purpose of today’s Post is to […]

March 18, 2015 | By More
Fraud, TurboTax and Your Tax Return

Fraud, TurboTax and Your Tax Return

The other day a news article in the Chicago Tribune reported the activities regarding fraud, identity theft, TurboTax, and the uptick of online tax scams.  You’ve probably already become aware of the situation as it was reported by other bloggers back in February.  Consumers are already somewhat stressed as they are dealing with completing and […]

March 13, 2015 | By More
How to Lessen the Stress of Tax Season

How to Lessen the Stress of Tax Season

We are going to be presenting a number of article shares over the next few weeks since it’s the tax season.  And, as you can imagine, there is a lot of stress that accompanies preparing your taxes.  It’s for this reason we have some facts and information to pass on to you to help you. […]

March 5, 2015 | By More
How to Avoid Mistakes on Your Personal Taxes

How to Avoid Mistakes on Your Personal Taxes

The tax season is again upon us, and it’s time for you to complete your tax return.  Since the task of doing our personal taxes is an annual event, now is a good time to review what you need to know to avoid mistakes. Whether you’re using technology applications like Turbo Tax or completing your […]

March 2, 2015 | By More
Taxes and Your Home Office

Taxes and Your Home Office

Would you like to hear some good tax news?  For those of you who are small business owners working out of a home you rent or own, there is some tax benefit.  If you are considering entrepreneurship in the near future, this is information you may find helpful.  According to the IRS: “If you use […]

February 2, 2015 | By More
What Small Business Needs for Taxes

What Small Business Needs for Taxes

Believe it or not, it’s time to be thinking about tax season and actions to take if you’re a small business.  If you already have your bookwork in good working order, today’s Post can simply be a quick checklist for you. A guest post by Cameron McCool at AllBusiness.com itemized five actionable steps to make certain you’re […]

November 13, 2014 | By More
Today is Tax Day!

Today is Tax Day!

Hello all!  You know it’s that time we see come around annually.  Today is tax day!  I hope you had the opportunity to finish your tax materials early and that today is just another day.  If not, good luck and hope you meet that late deadline. We’ll resume our regular Posting schedule tomorrow.  No matter where […]

April 15, 2014 | By More
Identity Theft and Your Tax Refund

Identity Theft and Your Tax Refund

One of those happy dance moments is when your tax refund hits your depository account.  There is always a place you can apply those funds: pay down some debt or put aside to ramp up your emergency fund.  Then there is the extreme other side of the experience.  You’re the victim of identity theft and […]

April 2, 2014 | By More
Videos to Help You at the IRS

Videos to Help You at the IRS

“Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos.” (1)  Mind boggling, isn’t it?  It’s amazing to consider the volume of folks visiting Youtube to share everything from entertainment to educational messages.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a participant, too.  The IRS has a selection of YouTube […]

March 27, 2014 | By More
What If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes?

What If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes?

It’s that time of year for the consumer.  You guessed.  It’s tax season! Between now and April 15, we are going to periodically upload a Post that discusses some issue related to taxes.  I have to be honest with you.  I was wondering how many folks have to go down the road of not being […]

March 21, 2014 | By More