Category Archives: Personal Taxes

Combat-Zone Contract Workers Qualify for Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

The following article was published by the IRS. Certain U.S. citizens or resident aliens, specifically contractors or employees of contractors supporting the U.S. Armed Forces in designated combat zones, may now qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. The Bipartisan … Continue reading

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Taxpayers who Support Dependents Should Check Their Withholding Now

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who support older dependents should head over to the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and do a “paycheck checkup” ASAP. They can use the calculator to make sure they are having their … Continue reading

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Retirees with Pension Income Should Do a Paycheck Checkup ASAP

The following article was published by the IRS. Retirees should do a Paycheck Checkup to make sure they are paying enough tax during the year by using the Withholding Calculator, available on IRS.gov. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Can Monitor Their IRS Information Online

Taxpayers can access their federal tax information through a secure login at IRS.gov/account. After logging in, the user can view: The amount they owe Their payment history Tax records Key information from their most recent tax return as originally filed … Continue reading

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Tax Credits Help Offset Higher Education Costs

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who pay for higher education in 2018 can see tax savings when they file their tax returns. If taxpayers, their spouses or their dependents take post-high school coursework, they may be … Continue reading

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Retirees Can Visit IRS.gov for Helpful Tools and Resources

The following article was published by the IRS. Retirement can affect someone’s tax situation. Anyone who has retired recently — or who plans to retire soon — can visit IRS.gov for information that can help them prepare for filing their … Continue reading

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To everything there is a season – except tax scams

The following article was published by the IRS. Many people don’t really think about taxes once the tax season is over…but people promoting scams do. Each year, the IRS releases the top 12 scams, known as the Dirty Dozen. The … Continue reading

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