We’ve heard a lot about identity theft this year, thanks largely to some very cagey cyber-criminals who have hacked everything from retail giants to the IRS itself. And while there’s not much that we, as individuals, can do to prevent this kind of wholesale hacking, there are some steps we can all take to help limit the consequences.read more
It’s August and that means our A/Cs are hard at work. You might also be hard at work packing your car with sheets, laundry baskets (that will never be used), and everything a college student might need. Are you a student? Parent of a student? A professional enrolling in college or vocational classes? Then this month’s 60-second update is all about you and getting the most from education tax breaks.read more
If you – or someone on your income tax return – is heading off to college this fall, you’re getting ready for that black hole of higher education: Money for this, fees for that. It never seems to end. But we’d like to remind you that your income tax return can actually soften the blow more than many taxpayers expect.
So we’d like to give you a little heads-up on education deductions, a syllabus of savings, so to speak.read more
As anyone who’s used our website before knows, our software won’t let you make many of the common errors we used to find back in the old paper-filing days. We do all the calculations for you, so being fumble-fingered on the old calculator isn’t the problem it used to be.
But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to make a mistake. There are still areas on any return that could cost you money should you make the wrong choice. To help you navigate that little minefield, we have some helpful hints to help you sail through filling out your electronic tax return even faster.read more