Tips For Preparing Your Tax Return

by Pam on December 5, 2017

Filing your tax return is up there with a trip to the dentist and spending the weekend with the in-laws when it comes to unpleasant experiences. Like the other two, it’s something that can’t be avoided, but preparing for it can help to ease the pain. Get ahead of the game and learn how to prepare for your tax return so that by the time April comes around, you’ll have everything you need to get started. [click to read…]

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The idea of using tax efficiency as a tool to maximize investment benefits is now a common trend among investment managers and trustees. Managing investments in a tax-efficient manner can help improve returns substantially. There are many taxes that are levied on individuals, corporations and other organizations.  Taxes from investment income, interest, dividends, and property or real estate are some of the common levies charged by various governments.
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Being self-employed means that you are in charge of your business, including paying taxes. You must take care of every aspect of your business to be successful. If you are newly self-employed, you may be unsure as to what tax breaks you can use when filing your taxes each year. Below are a few examples of expenses you can claim to help lower the amount you pay in taxes based on income.
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Finding The Right Tax Professional

by Pam on November 22, 2016

You may have been doing your own taxes for years but have decided that it’s time to outsource the work to someone else. A tax professional can find tax breaks that you may not be able to spot on your own. They are also aware of subtle changes to the law that might otherwise take you by surprise. Some people are deterred by the fees charged by tax experts, but you can deduct the cost of paying someone to do your taxes for you. Before you decide on someone to do your taxes, take the following into consideration.
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Tips For Finding A Good Tax Preparer

by Guest on January 26, 2016

Tax season is one of the most frustrating aspects of having a job. The one thing that compounds this frustration is waiting or forgetting to do your taxes until the last minute, meaning you have to rush just to get everything done on time to avoid a penalty. This can lead to mistakes and pointless errors that can cost you even more money. As taxes are officially due next week, it’s important to find a tax preparer that can complete this preparation quickly and without error. Thankfully, there are a number of tips that you can utilize when searching for a good last-minute tax preparer.

Verify Eligibility to File the Return

The tips for finding a good tax preparer when there’s not much time left before taxes are due are not all that different from tips for finding a good tax preparer when there’s lots of time before taxes are due. Following a few simple tips will always yield a good tax preparer. The only difference with waiting until the last minute is that it might be more difficult to find one that isn’t completely busy. The first tip to remember is to verify if the tax preparer is fully eligible to file your return. Due to certain regulations, all tax preparers are required by law to have a PTIN number in order to file your return. Ask immediately if the tax preparer has this number and make sure they are compliant with any further state regulations.
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