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June 2016 Archives

Beware of Orlando related scams

It is expected that out of tragedy comes humanity. In the aftermath of the mass shootings in Orlando last week, scores of people have stepped up to provide relief in the form of monetary donations. GoFundMe pages have been established, and local charities have accepted donations of all kinds.

IRS to change its asset foreclosure procedures

People usually can’t imagine the feeling of being robbed.  Who can really understand the sense of despair, helplessness and being violated that comes after your personal space is invaded and your belonging are taken. Unfortunately, a number of taxpayers have experienced this feeling; not because their homes were broken into, but because the IRS seized their property through civil and criminal asset foreclosures.

Should you use an accountant or a tax attorney for tax issues?

Generally speaking, no one really wants to deal with tax issues; whether they are figuring out what exemptions may apply given one’s tax bracket or dealing directly with the IRS on a Notice of Lien, it may be difficult to determine who is better equipped to help with your problem: an accountant or a tax attorney.

Three tips for dealing with the IRS

To many people, the IRS is like the “boogeyman.” Part legend, part myth; but every bit as scary as one’s childhood fears. Part of this is because the federal government’s vast power to collect on past due taxes. The other is that there are so many stories of IRS agents seizing property and freezing assets. In fact, stories abound of celebrities and rich elites being brought down by the IRS. So when it comes to a person of average income, there are a number of things to know.

How spring cleaning can help with next year's taxes

While many people use the Memorial Day weekend holiday to have family gatherings and barbeques, others use it as an opportunity to complete house cleaning projects. This may include chances to donate old clothes, furniture and electronics to charities.  As we have noted in prior posts, deductions can reduce your taxable income so that less taxes will be required.

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