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How Your W-4 Withholdings Affect Your Tax Refund

The W-4 is an IRS form you complete in order to let your employer know how much money to withhold from your paycheck for federal taxes. Accurately completing your W-4 can ensure you do not owe a large amount come tax time and can help prevent you from overpaying, giving you more money throughout the year. [Read More...]

Special Mailings Going To Taxpayers Following Notice Issue

The IRS alerted taxpayers and tax professionals about an interest calculation error on certain notices mailed the weeks of July 1 and July 8. The IRS discovered errors in the CP2000 notices during a two-week period this July. The notices contained an incorrect calculation on the interest owed on proposed taxes from under reported income. The interest figures were lower than they should be. The IRS has corrected the issue for future mailings.
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Tax Deductions for Renters

If you rent an apartment or house, you probably wonder if you can get some type of tax break for your monthly rent payment. While you cannot deduct rent you paid while renting a home from your federal return, some states offer a deduction for this. We will cover the renter’s deduction and other federal tax deductions you may be able to take. [Read More...]

Your Support Of A Qualified Charity May Provide You With A Money-Saving Tax Deduction

Did you make a cash contribution to your favorite charity? Have you recently spent a weekend cleaning stuff out of your garage or basement that you then donated to a local charity? Supporting your charitable causes can be tax deductible, but you must meet certain conditions. Qualifying charitable contributions can be made in cash, property (such as clothing, furniture, household items, or vehicles), or out-of-pocket expenses (such as mileage) you paid to do volunteer work for a qualifying organization. [Read More...]
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