From the January, 2014

Life After Bankruptcy- Rebuilding your Credit

The economic tsunami devastated your portfolio of investments and you were pushed into seeking bankruptcy protection. The credit score you were so proud of plunged from the low 800’s or high 700’s down to […]

IRS Customer Service likely to get worse.

The U.S.A. has some of the most complicated tax laws in the world. But it’s not likely you’ll be able to get much help interpreting them from the IRS. In 2014, the IRS will […]

IRS Funding Cut by 2014 Spending Bill

Congress finally reached agreement on spending. Republicans and Democrats have been wrangling for some time to reach consensus on how the government would be funded in 2014. The 4th quarter shut-down highlighted the deep […]

Dead or Alive – Mortgage Forgiveness in 2014

The Debt Forgiveness Act, originally passed by Congress in 2007 to give tax relief to homeowners who lost their homes to short sale or foreclosure, expired on New Year’s Day 2014. As a result, […]

Tax To-Do Items for 2014

The holiday celebrations are now done, 2014 is here and it’s time to make sure all the tax related items are properly addressed…but what are they? Here’s a list of five key items to […]

2014 Tax Season will Open January 20, 2015

The IRS will begin accepting paper and electronic tax returns on January 20, 2015 for the 2014 tax year. Until recently, it was uncertain whether or not this would be delayed into late January […]