Category Archives: Tax Tips

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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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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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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Taxpayers who usually itemize deductions should check their withholding to avoid tax surprises

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers who typically itemized their deductions on Schedule A of the Form 1040 to use the Withholding Calculator this year to perform a “paycheck checkup.” People who have itemized before may be affected by changes … Continue reading

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Many tax-exempt organizations must file information returns by May 15

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service reminded certain tax-exempt organizations that the Tuesday, May 15 filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns is fast approaching. Form 990-series information returns and notices are normally due … Continue reading

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IRS provides certain small employers with relief for the small business health care tax credit for 2017 and later years

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance that provides relief for certain small employers that wish to claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for 2017 and later years. The Small … Continue reading

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