Category Archives: Year End

Step-by-Step Instructions for Using the IRS Withholding Calculator

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS encourages everyone to use the Withholding Calculator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.” This is even more important this year because of recent tax law changes. Results from the calculator … Continue reading

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Here’s How to Get Prior-Year Tax Information

The following article was published by the IRS. As people are filing their taxes, the IRS reminds taxpayers to hang onto their tax records. Generally, the IRS recommends keeping copies of tax returns and supporting documents at least three years. … Continue reading

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IRS Can Help Taxpayers Get Form W-2

The following article was published by the IRS. Most taxpayers got their Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, by the end of January. Taxpayers need their W-2s to file an accurate tax returns, as the form shows an employee’s income … Continue reading

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Interest on Home Equity Loans Often Still Deductible Under New Law

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers that in many cases they can continue to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Responding to many questions received from taxpayers and tax professionals, … Continue reading

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Updated 2018 Withholding Tables Now Available; Taxpayers Could See Paycheck Changes by February

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service recently released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. This is the first in … Continue reading

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How Not to Blow Your Tax Refund

According to the IRS, the average tax return is approximately $2,800. While this seems like a welcome, sizable gift, it isn’t a gift at all. It’s your money – you are just getting a refund on your overpayment to Uncle … Continue reading

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Nine Facts About the Adoption Credit

The following article was published by the IRS. Adoptive parents around the country may qualify for a tax credit. Parents who either adopted a child or tried to adopt a child may claim the adoption credit. Here are nine things … Continue reading

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