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Watch out – More charity scams

Published on November 9th, 2017

The IRS recently reported an increase in charity scams since the rise in natural disasters over the last few months. Scammers use authentic-looking emails to direct people to fraudulent websites that ask for financial and personal information. The IRS website has a list of exempt organizations you can use to find qualified charities if you […]

Employee meals: 50 or 100 percent deductible?

Published on October 17th, 2017

Everyone loves a free meal – especially employees. However, your business tax return will be affected differently depending on the circumstances of the mealtime experience. While you can generally deduct only half the cost of meals related to your business activities, the tax code includes specific exceptions that allow a deduction of 100 percent of […]

Debt forgiveness and taxes

Published on October 5th, 2017

Did you know that any amount of canceled debt is typically taxed as ordinary income? If you receive debt forgiveness for home, car or student loans, or credit card interest and debt, you may create a tax liability. There are some exceptions, like when debt is forgiven as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, or […]

Are you withholding enough for taxes?

Published on October 3rd, 2017

Don’t leave it up to chance – check your 2017 tax withholdings while you still have some time to make changes. You can use the withholding calculator on the IRS website to see if you are paying too much or not enough. To make a change, fill out a Form W-4 and give it to […]

Tax benefits that make homeowners happy

Published on September 27th, 2017

Owning a home isn’t for everyone, but there are some great tax benefits for people who do. Building equity is a popular reason why renters decide to become homeowners. Paying a mortgage allows you to build up equity in property that you can realize when you sell. And when you do sell, profits you make […]

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