Tag Archives: IRS

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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Strong Passwords Help Keep Tax Data Safe

The following article was published by the IRS. Passwords are often the key to guarding access to personal information and data stored on computers or sent over email. Because most taxpayers file their returns electronically and access account information online, … Continue reading

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Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Up from Rates for 2017

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2018 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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Get to Know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 1

This is the first tip in a two-part summary of the rights granted to all taxpayers. Every taxpayer has rights. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights takes these rights from the tax code and groups them into 10 categories. Taxpayers interacting … Continue reading

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Tips for Smart Charitable Giving

“Charitable giving” is a phrase used frequently towards the end of the year, both during the holiday season as well as at tax time. Giving is an extremely important gesture made by those who have towards those who aren’t as … Continue reading

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National Tax Security Awareness Week: Recognize Phishing Email Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS reminds people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams. These scams not only endanger someone’s personal information, but they can also affect a taxpayer’s refund in … Continue reading

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Shopping Tips for Cyber Monday and Beyond

Black Friday is behind us and we are now faced with the deals and bargains of Cyber Monday. Similar to Black Friday in many ways, Cyber Monday is a chance to knock out some, if not all, of your holiday … Continue reading

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