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31Aug2011

Your Broker’s 1099 Statement Will Be Different for 2011

For years, the IRS has had the ability to identify the gross sales of taxpayers from broker transactions, including security (reported on a 1099-B) and property sales (reported on 1099-S forms). However, these identified only the sales price, quantity sold (for securities), and dates of the transactions. To determine the profit or loss, you must
  • 31 Aug, 2011
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26Aug2011

Complete our Survey and Enter to Win an Amazon Kindle

We want to continue to be responsive to your needs while delivering a product of the highest quality. Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/WFHCO to complete our Client Satisfaction Survey and you could win an Amazon Kindle!  The survey will only take 2-3 minutes to complete. At the completion of the survey, you will have the option of entering for a
  • 26 Aug, 2011
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26Aug2011

Things to Know about Farm Income and Deductions

If you have a farming business, several tax issues can impact your tax situation. The following list includes some of those issues. Crop Insurance Proceeds — You must include in income any crop insurance proceeds you received as the result of crop damage. You generally include them in the year they were received. Sales Caused
  • 26 Aug, 2011
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22Aug2011

Tax Breaks for Charity Volunteers

If you volunteer your time for a charity, you may qualify for some tax breaks. Although no tax deduction is allowed for the value of services performed for a charity, there are deductions permitted for out-of-pocket costs incurred while performing the services. The normal deduction limits and substantiation rules also apply. The following are some
  • 22 Aug, 2011
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15Aug2011

Getting Older With No Retirement Savings in Sight?

One of the earliest lessons in life is that actions have consequences, and approaching retirement age without a substantial nest egg is one of those consequences. But if you are in this situation, you are not alone, as millions of other Americans are faced with the same need to save enough to retire comfortably. Our
  • 15 Aug, 2011
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09Aug2011

Don’t be a Victim of a Scam or ID Theft

The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to guard against being misled by unscrupulous individuals trying to persuade them to file false claims for tax credits or rebates. The IRS has noted an increase in tax return-related scams, frequently involving unsuspecting taxpayers who normally do not have a filing requirement in the first place. These
  • 9 Aug, 2011
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04Aug2011

Next Year’s Tax Refund May Be Lower

Taxpayers accustomed to receiving a tax refund every year should be aware of the fact that there are two tax changes for 2011 that could impact their tax liability, possibly making the refunds anticipated next spring lower or even resulting in tax due for taxpayers who normally have small refunds. For 2011, Congress did away
  • 4 Aug, 2011
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