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Seven Steps for Tax Return Season

Posted by Lisa Albritton on Jan 11, 2018

One sure sign that spring is coming: It is time to prepare to file your annual tax return. You can alleviate some of the usual stress if you have your 2017 return professionally prepared, but you still have some work to do. Here are seven practical suggestions to help you spring into action: 

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You Give Back. Now It's The IRS's Turn

Posted by Lisa Albritton on Dec 07, 2017

Volunteers can get a tax break for unreimbursed expenses.

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Are You On The Hook For Unauthorized Charges?

Posted by Lisa Albritton on Nov 02, 2017

With the recent Equifax hack, it serves as a reminder of how easily your information can fall into the wrong hands. Here are some basic guidelines of just how liable you are for lost or stolen bank cards.

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Tax Implications Of The Sharing Economy

Posted by Lisa Albritton on Oct 03, 2017

Do you provide car rides through a mobile app, rent out your spare room using an online platform or repair computers for local businesses on demand? If so, you may be considered part of the "sharing economy" also known as the Gig or on-demand economy.

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Take The Lottery Money and Run?

Posted by Lisa Albritton on Sep 15, 2017

 

What to expect if you win the big lottery jackpot.

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What Does It Cost To Raise A Child In The U.S.?

Posted by Lisa Albritton on Jun 29, 2017

Kids are expensive, but tax breaks can help parents.

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Does the IRS Really Make Unannounced Visits to Taxpayer's Homes?

Posted by Lisa Albritton on Jun 16, 2017

The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service. However, there are circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business

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Roundup of "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams

Posted by Lisa Albritton on May 16, 2017

The IRS recently released its annual list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams to watch out for in 2017. Here is a rundown gleaned from the IRS’ summary. 

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7 Steps to Take After Identity Theft

Posted by Lisa Albritton on Apr 26, 2017

Do you know the steps to take if you become a victim of identity theft? Now that it has become the fastest growing white collar crime in the U.S, we must all know how to proactively respond to ID theft. Combating the crime of identity theft is for the most part reactionary – in other words, something “bad” has already happened—taking a proactive approach can mitigate any potential future losses.

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Don't Fall Prey to Popular Income Tax Scams in 2017

Posted by Lisa Albritton on Mar 24, 2017

Sadly, tax scams are a never-ending problem, and each year, we see a new crop emerge. While tactics may differ from one scam to another, each uses deception to try and separate you from your money—and in doing so, cause significant financial and personal harm.

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