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30Jan2013

It’s Tax Time! Are You Ready?

If you’re like most taxpayers, you find yourself with an ominous stack of “homework” around TAX TIME! Unfortunately, the job of pulling together the records for your tax appointment is never easy, but the effort usually pays off when it comes to the extra tax you save! When you arrive at your appointment and are
  • 30 Jan, 2013
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23Jan2013

Don’t Be a Victim!

Not too long ago, we cautioned you about being duped by Internet identity thieves. We want to remind you once again about this fast-growing threat and how to protect yourself from being a victim and avoid the immense amount of trouble and aggravation that accompanies identity theft. As the tax-filing season approaches, the identity thieves
  • 23 Jan, 2013
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16Jan2013

Don’t Forget Those Nominee 1099s

For tax purposes, if you receive income in your name that actually belongs to someone else, you are also a nominee. Being a nominee means that you must file a 1099 form with the IRS appropriate to the type of income you received and give a copy of the 1099 to the actual owner of
  • 16 Jan, 2013
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10Jan2013

American Taxpayer Relief Act

After weeks, indeed months of proposals and counter-proposals, seemingly endless negotiations and down-to-the-wire drama, Congress has passed legislation to avert the tax side of the socalled “fiscal cliff.” The American Taxpayer Relief Act permanently extends the Bush-era tax cuts for lower and moderate income taxpayers, permanently “patches” the alternative minimum tax (AMT), provides for a
  • 10 Jan, 2013
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09Jan2013

Ready For a Take-Home Pay Cut?

For two years, employees have enjoyed a 2% reduction in the FICA payroll tax. That will all come to an abrupt end beginning with their first payroll check in 2013 when the FICA rate returns to 6.2% (up from 4.2% in 2011 and 2012). Self-employed individuals will have a corresponding increase in their SE tax.
  • 9 Jan, 2013
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04Jan2013

January 2013 Due Dates

January 2013 Individual Due Dates January 4 – Time to Call For Your Tax Appointment January is the beginning of tax season. If you have not made an appointment to have your taxes prepared, we encourage you do so before the calendar becomes too crowded. January 10 – Report Tips to Employer If you are an
  • 4 Jan, 2013
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02Jan2013

Congress Avoids the Fiscal Cliff

As we were going to press with this newsletter, the Senate and the House have voted on a last-minute budget deal worked out between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans averting the so-called fiscal cliff. Details of the deal were sketchy at press time, but here are some highlights of the compromise bill as provided
  • 2 Jan, 2013
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02Jan2013

Happy New Year!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patronage of our firm and wish you and yours a very happy New Year. We look forward to working with you on the preparation of your 2012 returns this tax season. If you have questions related to income, deductions, credits, or preparing
  • 2 Jan, 2013
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