tax-tip-tuesday

HOW'S YOUR SUMMER BEEN?

Tax-Tip Tuesday, Individual, IRS Tax Tip

These summer activities can affect next year’s tax returns. Here are some things taxpayers do during the summer along with tips they should consider now:

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IRS SCAM ALERT

IRS Scam Warning, Tax-Tip Tuesday, New Scam, Fake Calls, IRS Tax Tip

Scam artists don't take summer vacations!  With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.

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Received a notice from the IRS? Don't panic!

Brinker Simpson, Tax-Tip Tuesday, Tax Return Error, Individual, 1040, Tax Questions, IRS Tax Tip

Here’s what taxpayers should know if they get a notice from the IRS

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Getting Married? Are Your Taxes Ready to Say "I Do?"

Tax planning, Individuals, Brinker Simpson, Tax-Tip Tuesday, Getting Married and Taxes, IRS Tax Tip, Marriage, Tax Plans When Getting Married

Love is in the air and the wedding bells are ready to ring! The big day is right around the corner. All of the details are in place... or are they?

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Delinquent Tax Debts Could Affect Passport Renewal

Tax-Tip Tuesday, Travel, Tax Debts, Tax Debts Affect Travel

As a reminder, individuals with "seriously delinquent tax debts" are subject to a new set of provisions courtesy of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law in December 2015. These provisions went into effect in February 2018.

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10 Identity Theft Tips You Don't Want to Miss

Identity Theft, Fraud, Tax Scams, IRS Scam Warning, Tax-Tip Tuesday, 2019, 2019 Alert

In 2017, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud. A terrifying number, but there are steps you can take to prevent and report this criminal act. 

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Is Home Equity Loan Interest Still Deductible?

Deductions, Tax-Tip Tuesday, 2019, Home Equity Loan Interest

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has resulted in questions from taxpayers about many tax provisions including whether interest paid on home equity loans is still deductible.

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Refundable vs. Non-Refundable Tax Credits

Brinker Simpson, Tax Rules, Tax-Tip Tuesday, Refundable Credits, Tax Refund, Non-Refundable Credits

Tax credits can reduce your tax bill or give you a bigger refund, but not all tax credits are created equal. While most tax credits are refundable, some credits are nonrefundable, but before we take a look at the difference between refundable and nonrefundable tax credits, it's important to understand the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction.

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Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Tax-Tip Tuesday, Tax Benefits, Social Security, 2019, Taxable Social Security Benefits

Social Security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits; they do not include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, which are not taxable.

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4 Tax Deductions that Disappeared in 2018

Deductions, New Tax Laws, Tax-Tip Tuesday, Disappearing Deductions

Tax reform eliminated a number of deductions that many taxpayers counted on to reduce their taxable income. Here are four that could affect you.

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