Common Tax Mistakes You Need to Avoid

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There are nearly 1,000 different tax forms used by the IRS to report tax obligations. It’s no wonder the IRS faces thousands of tax returns with errors each year. Here are some of the most common tax mistakes:
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Tax Filing Reminders and News: September 2017

September 2017 tax reminders & news

Tax Filing Reminders September – October 2017

The following tax filing deadlines are in September and October 2017.
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Business Tips to Cultivate: Learn From the ‘Best Places to Work’

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Google, Facebook, and Southwest Airlines are among the top five companies on job search site Indeed’s “Best Places to Work 2017” list. You may not have the resources of these large companies, but you can incorporate some of their ideas into your company’s culture.
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HSAs as a Retirement Tool – The Facts

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HSAs - Health Savings Accounts

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are a great way to pay for medical expenses, and since unused funds roll over from year to year, the account can also provide a source of retirement funds in addition to other plans like 401(k)s or IRAs.

But be aware of how a HSA compares to other retirement investment tools.
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3 Actions to Save for Retirement & 5 Home Office Deduction Mistakes

Three Actions to Save for Retirement

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Three Actions to Save for Retirement

If you haven’t started saving for retirement or you haven’t saved enough, here are three actions you can take to put you in a better position during your golden years:
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July 2017 Tax News: Tax-free Income & Hiring Your Child

July 2017 Tax news

July 2017 Tax news

Tax-free Income

Yes, that’s correct, there are some forms of income you receive that may be tax-free. Here is a list of eight common sources of tax-free income.
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4 Strategies to Landing Your Dream Home in a Seller’s Market

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Strategies to Landing Your Dream Home in a Seller’s Market

Are you looking for a new home? Have your eye on that dream house? Here are 4 strategies to landing your dream home in our current real estate market.
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Tax Deadlines & News You Need to Know – June 2017

Tax news June 2017

Tax deadlines and news June 2017

Tax deadlines for June 2017

June 15

  • Second quarterly installment 2017 individual estimated tax due
  • Second quarterly installment 2017 estimated tax for calendar-year corporations due
  • Individual tax filing deadline for U.S. citizens living or serving in the military overseas

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IRS Using Collection Agencies for Unpaid Taxes and Audits

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IRS News - Collection Agencies and Audits

IRS is Now Using Collection Agencies

The IRS is now using outside collection agencies to collect unpaid tax obligations. This new program will start slowly with only a few hundred taxpayers receiving mailings. The number will grow into the thousands later in the spring and into summer.
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Tax Deadlines & News You Need to Know – May 2017

May 2017 Tax Deadlines & News

May 2017 tax deadlines and news

May 2017 Tax deadlines for May

  • May 15 – Deadline for calendar-year exempt organizations to file 2016 information returns
  • May 31 – Deadline for IRA, SEP, SIMPLE, Roth IRA, MSA, and education savings account trustees to file annual statements (Form 5498) with the IRS, with copies to participants.

Now is the Time to Schedule Your Midyear Tax Planning Session

Most people don’t include tax planning on their summertime agenda, but maybe they should. The problem with waiting until the end of the year is that you reduce the time for planning strategies to take effect.
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