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Seven Time Tested Year-end Tax Tactics

Posted by Don G. Chastain, CPA on Nov 06, 2017

At this point, it is still uncertain whether any significant tax reform will be enacted this year. Keeping that in mind, individual taxpayers may stick with “tried-and-true” methods to reduce taxes owed at year-end. Here are seven prime examples: 

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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 Relief on Tap for Disaster Victims

Posted by Jessica L. Pagan, CPA on Nov 01, 2017

How to qualify for casualty loss deductions

Catastrophic events, such as hurricanes Harvey and Irma—or tornados, earthquakes, wildfires and the like—can severely damage your personal or business property. Small consolation: You may be entitled to deduct a casualty loss on your tax return.

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How Charitable Giving Could Help Save On Your 2017 Tax Return

Posted by Trisha Williams, CPA on Oct 16, 2017

How to boost the impact of charitable gifts and save more on taxes.

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Individual Taxpayers On Extension in 2017 Are Running Out of Time To File

Posted by Lesley L. Price, CPA on Oct 10, 2017

If you have not filed your taxes, you are quickly running out of time. The deadline for all individual taxpayers who filed for an extension is Monday, October 16, 2017, since October 15, falls on a weekend. You must file and pay any balance due next week.

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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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Tax Break Helps Storm Survivors

Posted by Jessica L. Pagan, CPA on Oct 02, 2017

 

How to claim the casualty loss deduction after a disaster.

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What You Need to Know…And Do…About the Massive Equifax Cyberbreach

Posted by Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA on Sep 22, 2017

Can you imagine a cyberbreach affecting one-third of the U.S. population? That’s exactly what happened with the Equifax breach earlier this month, and it is important that we share the steps you should follow to best protect yourself and your family.

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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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How Caregivers Can Catch a (Tax) Break

Posted by Jessica L. Pagan, CPA on Aug 25, 2017

Ways to ease the financial burden of caring for elderly relatives.

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