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Bush Tax Cuts Expiring and What That Could Mean For You

When filing your taxes this upcoming year, you will be filing your taxes for 2012 and therefore can determine the amount of taxes you owe by the 2012 income tax brackets. However, the current Bush-Era tax cuts are about to expire and you may be affected. There are three possible scenarios for the 2013 tax brackets, and Congress has until December 31, 2012 to decide. [Read More...]

Tax Relief For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy hit in late October, over 60 million Americans were affected. That means that 1 in 5 Americans are facing some kind of recovery from the storm. If you are one of these many Americans that are facing material loss or damage, or were affected by this super-storm, you could be eligible for some tax relief. Following recent disaster declarations for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced November 2, 2012 that affected taxpayers in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York will receive tax relief. Other locations may be added in coming days based on additional damage assessments by FEMA. [Read More...]

Tax Scam Alert: IRS Warns About Phony Websites

The Internal Revenue Service is warning about a new tax scam using a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. Criminals are using it to lure people into providing personal and financial information that may be used to steal the victim’s identity.
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401k Contribution Limits for 2013

On October 18, 2012, the IRS announced the cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for Tax Year 2013. In general, many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2013 due to the in the cost-of-living index. However, other pension plan limitations will remain unchanged. [Read More...]

Do I have to claim tips on my tax return?

Do you receive tips as part of your job? Did you know, all tips you receive are income and are subject to federal income tax? You must include in your gross income on your tax return all tips you receive directly, charged tips paid to you by your employer, and your share of any tips you receive under a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement. [Read More...]
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