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Collectibles and the Tax Collector

It typically takes a great deal of personal interest and expertise in a given field — whether it's rare art, coins or baseball cards — to judge a treasure [...]

Use Your Tax Refund Wisely

Three of every four Americans got a refund check last year and the average amount was $2,777, according to IRS statistics. Because the amount of a refund is often [...]

Reminder: It is Tax Scam Season Too

Imagine you receive a call from an IRS agent who says you owe back taxes and threatens to arrest you if you don't immediately make a payment over the [...]

Overtime Rules Go Into Overtime

The fate of a Labor Department rule extending mandatory overtime pay to workers by doubling the eligible salary cap is uncertain under the new presidential administration. The rule introduced [...]

2017 Taxes; Standard Mileage Rates

The IRS recently announced mileage rates to be used for travel in 2017. The business mileage rate decreases by 0.5 cents while medical and moving mileage rates are lowered [...]

Seven Tax Tips for a Better 2017

New Year's resolutions are notoriously easy to make, but hard to follow. With that in mind, here are a few ideas worth trying this year: Pay yourself first. This [...]

When Converting to a Roth Makes Sense

Virtually anyone with a qualified retirement savings account can convert funds into a Roth IRA. A Roth is different from other retirement accounts in that contributions come from after-tax [...]

Know Your Audit Risk 2017

Nearly every taxpayer can imagine a worst-case scenario where they run afoul of the IRS and are selected for an audit. Here are a few areas that tend to [...]

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 for Nation’s Taxpayers, Tax Returns Due April 18

IR-2016-167, Dec. 9, 2016 WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax [...]

7 Tips to Avoid Tax Season Stress

We are humans and unlike computers we have a limited capacity to retrieve and recall information. So let’s not depend a lot on our memory when it’s about keeping [...]

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