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  • Beware of the Latest Scam by Tax Criminals

    By Shanta on February 8, 2018
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    Criminals file fraudulent IRS returns and later ask taxpayers to hand over tax refunds supposedly issued in error. Only a few days into the filing season, the IRS has already identified a new scam that began with cybercriminals stealing data from computers and filing fraudulent tax returns. In a new twist, the fraudulent returns in a few cases used the taxpayers’ […]
  • Don’t Be Bamboozled By a Bad Tax Preparer

    By Shanta on January 25, 2018
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    Taxpayers can take steps to protect themselves from possible lengthy IRS and state agency battles and pricey penalties by selecting a registered and reputable tax professionals. Make sure the preparer you select signs and dates the return, and gives you a copy to take with you.  Do not pay a preparer to do your taxes and they will not sign their […]
  • Have you received your Identity Theft PIN?

    By Shanta on January 18, 2018
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    ID theft victims, If you have been a victim of Identity Theft, and have not received your IP PIN for filing 2017 returns, click on the link below. You can also contact us at (225)925-8298 or (225)450-2995 for guidance on obtaining your IP PIN. https://www.irs.gov/identity…/get-an-identity-protection-pin  
  • TAXPAYER MOBILE APP

    By Shanta on January 18, 2018
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  • The IRS will begin accepting tax returns January 29th for 2017 tax year

    By Shanta on January 8, 2018
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    This is the official day that the Internal Revenue Service will begin processing both electronic and paper returns.  This anticipated announcement came much later than we’ve seen in previous years.  With millions of tax returns expected to be filed in 2018,  this date comes about a week later than the year before..  This additional time allows the nations collection agency time […]
  • How Much Do You Need to Retire

    By Shanta on November 17, 2017
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    Most Americans simply don’t save enough for retirement. Nearly half of working-age households don’t have any retirement assets, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security. Of those working-age households close to retirement (age 55 and above) nearly two-thirds have less than one year’s worth of their annual salary in retirement savings. The goal: a comfortable retirement So how much […]
  • Avoid the 10% Early Withdrawal Penalty – every Traditional IRA owner should know

    By Shanta on July 24, 2017
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    It is one thing to be taxed on retirement contributions and their related earnings when you withdraw funds from your Traditional IRA, it is quite another when you pay the tax PLUS a 10% penalty for early withdrawal. Need funds prior to retirement and want to avoid the early withdrawal penalty? There are cases when this can be done: Medical […]
  • Avoid a Debt Settlement Tax Surprise

    By Shanta on July 24, 2017
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    The number of Americans struggling with high debt is increasing, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. U.S. household debt reached a new record this spring, the central bank said, with the average indebted household owing more than $16,000 on their credit cards. Seeking debt forgiveness from lenders is one option to try to deal with the burden of high debt. […]
  • Be Aware of the 4 Private Agencies Now Collecting for IRS

    By Shanta on June 8, 2017
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    In a recent announcement, the IRS notified all taxpayers that outside collection of past-due tax bills is now beginning in mid-April 2017. This is a direct result of Congressional action in late 2015 requiring the IRS to turn over to outside companies billions in uncollected taxes it is no longer pursuing. This will impact all of us. Here is what […]
  • Claim your money – billions in unclaimed tax dollars

    By Shanta on March 21, 2017
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    The IRS disclosed there will be more than $1 billion in federal tax refunds forfeited this year if taxpayers don’t claim them by April 18. Refunds have to be claimed within three years or they are forfeited to the government. The unclaimed $1 billion comes from about 1 million taxpayers who still haven’t filed returns for the 2013 tax year. […]