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After slow start, tax refunds are ticking up, with the average check now more than $3,000

Source: cnbc.com - Mar 1, 2019

Close to a month into tax season, tax refunds are starting to increase. The average check is now $3,143 for the week ended Feb. 22, according to the IRS. That's just about on par with last year's... Read more >

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Jackson Square artists need to renew their permits

Source: wgno.com - Feb 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Next Thursday, January 31, is the deadline for artists to get the necessary permits to sell their work in or near Jackson Square. The City of New Orleans wishes to remind all... Read more >

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Americans shocked by impact of new tax law: "My jaw hit the floor"

Source: cbsnews.com - Feb 25, 2019

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those... Read more >

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Tax Credit For The Elderly Or Disabled

Source: postbulletin.com - Feb 23, 2019

If you are over age 65 or are retired due to a disability, you may be eligible for a separate tax credit designed to help the nation's seniors and disabled. Even better than a deduction, the Senior... Read more >

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Amending Your Taxes? Be Careful With IRS

Source: forbes.com - Feb 23, 2019

Can you amend your taxes if you forgot something or made a mistake? Sure. Should you? It depends. You must file a tax return with the IRS each year if your income is over the requisite level. In... Read more >

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How to Hire Employees: A Checklist

Source: squareup.com - Feb 22, 2019

Ready for some additional help but not sure how to hire employees? Congrats, bringing on staff is a huge milestone. When thinking about how to hire your first employee, your fiftieth, or some... Read more >

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Here are 5 ways the super-rich manage to pay lower taxes

Source: cnbc.com - Feb 22, 2019

The more money you make, the more taxes you pay — right? Not necessarily. While the U.S. tax code is structured so that high earners pay a higher tax rate, the ultra-wealthy often take... Read more >

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Democrats ask IRS for info on redesigned 1040

Source: accountingtoday.com - Feb 22, 2019

A pair of Democratic leaders on the House’s tax-writing Ways and Means Committee have sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service requesting details on the newly streamlined Form 1040 and the... Read more >

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Unusual But Legitimate Tax Breaks

Source: efile.com - Feb 21, 2019

The United States tax code allows for many unusual but legitimate tax deductions and tax credits. Below are some of the noteworthy tax breaks that have been successfully claimed. Some of these... Read more >

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How long should it take to get my tax refund this year?

Source: usatoday.com - Feb 21, 2019

Many taxpayers are anxiously awaiting this year’s tax refund that they hope to use to pay down debt, pad their savings or make a big purchase. Historically, almost three-quarters of Americans... Read more >

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IRS Activities Following the Shutdown

Source: irs.gov - Feb 21, 2019

The IRS has reopened following the end of the government shutdown, and IRS employees are working hard to resume normal operations and help taxpayers as much as possible. As the IRS resumes... Read more >

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IRS Taxes Colin Kaepernick's NFL Settlement, Here's Why

Source: forbes.com - Feb 20, 2019

The news that Colin Kaepernick and the NFL settled their collusion case has been replaced by talk about who “won,” and speculation about just how much money changed hands. The details are not... Read more >

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Trump’s shutdown could hinder tax collectors for ‘months, and even years’

Source: washingtonpost.com - Feb 20, 2019

President Trump’s partial government shutdown is over, but the haunting effects are not. Perhaps nowhere is that demonstrated more than in the Internal Revenue Service, one agency that affects... Read more >

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IRS says today is the busiest phone day of the year

Source: ksn.com - Feb 20, 2019

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service alerted taxpayers that today, the day after Presidents Day, marks the busiest period for calls to its toll-free help line. The IRS reminded taxpayers that... Read more >

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How tax reform changed deductions

Source: fidelity.com - Feb 19, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in late 2017 was more than 500 pages long, with detailed changes affecting everything from the taxation of trusts to the treatment of life insurance policy... Read more >

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