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Save Yearly Income Statements for a Smoother Tax Season

Many taxpayers will receive year-end income statements from employers, banks, stock issuers and other sources in January and early February. Make sure to save each document, so you can refer to it for your […]

Protecting Yourself from Tax Related Identity Theft – Did You Know?

Tax related ID theft is when someone uses your information (name, SSN, etc.) to file a false tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. The number one thing you can do to prevent this […]

Economic Impact Payments – What You Need To Know

The Following information is from the IRS Newswire Service – March 30, 2020. Economic impact payments: What you need to know No action needed by most people at this time IR-2020-61, March 30, 2020 […]

Divorce – More Than Just Emotionally Crippling; It Can Deliver a Financial Tax Blow

Dissolving a marriage can create a ripple of tax consequences for both spouses. Filing your tax returns after a divorce, or even a separation, may be trickier than it was when you were married. […]

Is a Tax Lien Stopping You From Selling or Refinancing Your Home?

The IRS has ten years to collect payment on back taxes. If the IRS thinks it might be difficult to collect the full amount before the statute of limitations runs out, it has the […]

Do You Qualify for A Penalty-Free Hardship Withdrawal From Your 401(k) or Other Qualified Retirement Plan?

You can take a distribution from your 401(k) without penalty only if you leave employment or the plan terminates, you turn 59 ½ years old, or you qualify for a hardship withdrawal. The penalty […]

Social Media + Your Bankruptcy = Trouble

If you are like millions of Americans across the country, social media is a part of your daily life. Whether it is FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter or one of the many other social networking websites, […]

Are the People of Arizona Being Taxed More Unfairly Than Other States?

Most U.S. taxpayers, at some point in time, have probably felt that the amount of taxes they were required to pay was unfair.  The people at WalletHub recently conducted a survey of 1,050 Americans […]

IRS Imposters Targeting Unsuspecting Taxpayers With Continuing Phone Scams

People all over the country are receiving calls from scam artists posing as IRS agents attempting to collect delinquent taxes. The level of deception goes fairly deep and is fairly complex. The imposters are […]

Discharging Debts in Bankruptcy

One of the main benefits of filing a personal bankruptcy case is to obtain a discharge (cancellation) of your debts. Whether you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, when the court enters your […]