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About cozbycpa

Heather L. Cozby is a CPA on the South Shore and Cape Cod. The managing partner of Cozby & Company, LLC, Heather has the resources and experience necessary to provide quality professional services on a timely basis and at a reasonable cost. She specializes in tax planning & preparation; audit, review & compilation services; management advisory services; bookkeeping; and accounting. Her unique niche is in working with homeowners’ associations and condominium trusts, advising with rental real estate, and providing outsourced financial consulting for mid-sized companies. She is more entrepreneurial than most accountants, and offers the best of both worlds - providing the services of a larger firm while retaining the ability to connect with her clients on a personal level.

Individuals Can Find Answers to their Questions about Tax Reform on IRS.gov

The following article was published by the IRS. Tax reform legislation passed in December 2017 affects almost every taxpayer. The IRS is working closely with partners in the tax return preparation and tax software industries to prepare for tax reform … Continue reading

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How to Deduct Your Home Office

If you work at home and don’t claim the home office deduction, you could be flushing money down the toilet. For the self-employed, a home office deduction can save you hundreds of dollars on your taxes. When claiming this deduction, … Continue reading

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Tax Reform Affects If and How Taxpayers Itemize their Deductions

The following article was published by the IRS. Tax reform that affects both individuals and businesses was enacted in December 2017. It’s commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, TCJA or simply tax reform. In addition to … Continue reading

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Debt Snowball

Before embarking on any debt reduction plan, be sure to save up $1000 as an emergency fund. Once this first step is behind you, it’s time to take a look at your debt repayment plan. One of the most effective … Continue reading

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IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28

The following article was published by the IRS. Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service has confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring … Continue reading

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What to Say When Your Friends, Family Ask For Money

It is commonly said that friendships and money don’t mix, and in most cases that is correct. The simple fact is that money can easily strain any relationship. Many of us at some point have been there — our kids, … Continue reading

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IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2019

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. … Continue reading

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