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Tracking Income and Expenses for “Gig” Work – Did You Know?

With working from home becoming more common in 2020, many people are taking on freelance or “gig” work to supplement their incomes. Whether you rely on gig work as your primary income source or […]

Refund Amounts – Did You Know?

If your refund amount is different than stated on the filed tax return, part or all of your refund may have been used to pay off (offset) past-due federal tax, student loans, state income […]

Effective vs. Marginal Tax Rates – Did You Know?

Do taxpayers belonging to the “22% tax bracket” actually pay federal income taxes equal to 22% of their earnings? The answer is no, and the explanation lies in the difference between marginal and effective […]

Tips to Keep Your Personal Information Safe – Did You Know?

The ever-present threat of identity theft grows during tax season. To help taxpayers stay safe, the IRS recently offered suggestions to secure your personal data when preparing and filing your returns, and all year […]

Coronavirus-related Tax Scams – Did You know?

The IRS warns everyone to watch out for scam phone calls, emails and text messages related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) tax relief programs during the spring of 2020. This new wave of phishing attempts and […]

VA and SSI Recipients: Register Dependents by May 5th to Receive Full EIP

Recipients of Veterans Affairs (VA) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will automatically receive an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) from the IRS, even if they are not required to file federal income tax returns. […]

Reduce Fees & Penalties – Did You Know?

You should still file your taxes, even if you can’t pay, as the failure-to-file penalty may be 10 times more than the failure-to-pay penalty. If you are unable to pay in full, try to […]

2019 Available Above-the-Line Tax Deductions and Credits – Did You Know?

Even if you don’t itemize deductions, you may be eligible to claim multiple above-the-line deductions and/or tax credits on your 2019 federal tax return. Above-the-line deductions reduce your tax by lowering your taxable income. […]

Will I Qualify for a Stimulus Check?

Individuals who earn $75k or married individuals, filing jointly earning $150K or less as reflected by their adjusted gross income, qualify for the full stimulus payment. If you received a refund and provided your […]

Effective vs. Marginal Tax Rates – Did You Know?

Do taxpayers belonging to the “22% tax bracket” actually pay federal income taxes equal to 22% of their earnings? The answer is no, and the explanation lies in the difference between marginal and effective […]