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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.

With hurricane season underway, IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters

With hurricane season underway, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters. Hurricane season runs June 1 to Nov. … Continue reading

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What is a 529 Plan?

A 529 plan is a specialized investment account that was created to help families save for future college expenses. This can be for a traditional 4-year college or university, or even a community college. The tax benefits of these accounts … Continue reading

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Missed the tax deadline and owe tax? File by June 14 to avoid higher late-filing penalty.

Taxpayers who owe tax and file their federal income tax return more than 60 days after the deadline will usually face a higher late-filing penalty. For that reason, the Internal Revenue Service urges affected taxpayers to avoid the penalty increase … Continue reading

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Roth or Regular Retirement Plan?

When most people think of retirement, they imagine copious amounts of free time and socializing with friends while playing golf or shuffleboard. But in reality there is so much more to think about before these dreams can come to fruition. … Continue reading

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Tips for Teenage Taxpayers Starting a Summer Job

Now that school’s out, many students will be starting summer jobs…from working at a summer camp to being an office intern. The IRS reminds students that not all the money they earn may make it to their pocket. That’s because … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Renting Vs. Buying A House

Many people of all ages face this dilemma: you’re ready to move, but can’t decide if you should rent or buy. This isn’t a question that has a one-size-fits-all answer. In fact, the answer varies greatly depending on your finances … Continue reading

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Special tax benefits for armed forces

Members of the military and their families are often eligible for certain tax breaks. For example, members of the armed forces don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. Special rules could also lower the tax they owe … Continue reading

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