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Apr 23, 2013

We're not going to sugar coat it...this year was rough. Starting with the "Fiscal Cliff" fiasco that threatened to end our lives as we knew them, and therefore imposing unnecessary stress on all... Read more >

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Errors Happen

Mar 21, 2013

Okay, we didn't post a recent article about a big tax chain's blunders because we don't enjoy badmouthing the competition. However,if you've read it, you know that they were responsible for... Read more >

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IRA's and You

Dec 5, 2012

The other day, two different people called and asked us about IRA matters within a matter of minutes. Following the adage, “one complaint heard means 20 unheard,” this indicated to us that... Read more >

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2013 is Coming...Are You ready?

Sep 18, 2012

If you're getting caught up in the 2012 hoopla, it shouldn't be 12/21/2012 that you should be worried about. If the planet as we know it is still around ten days later, 12/31/12 is the tax day of... Read more >

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How to Protect Yourself in an Audit

Jul 13, 2012

Dear Client: Audits are up--and will continue to increase--as the federal government implements its automated audit systems and increases its enforcement of tax collections. It is very important... Read more >

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How can you get in on those Miscellaneous Expenses for Schedule A?

Jun 15, 2012

Just reading that line on your schedule A may already throw red flags in your mind: "Miscellaneous Expenses." "Just what in the world is that?" you may ask. No, it's not the cost of miscellaneous... Read more >

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Apr 15, 2012

As another tax season winds down to a close, we look back at it with great amazement. We ask ourselves how it was possible to go through it so smoothly, so efficiently. To service all clients... Read more >

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What's the Deal with Medical Expenses?

Mar 30, 2012

Medical expenses are funny in that you REALLY have to have been sick in order to MAYBE get a deduction. Why maybe? Because you have to jump a couple of hurdles to see any benefits, per the... Read more >

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We're in Full Swing, Baby!

Feb 1, 2012

Okay, any of you who has come into, or called, our office so far this year knows that tax season is in full swing already. Kudos to Mr. Larry and Mrs. Alma for making it look so easy. Even though... Read more >

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After All These Years...LA Citizen's Credit Still Ambiguous to Some

Jan 12, 2012

We are still getting calls regarding the Citizen's Tax Credit. Basically, the answer for the 2011 credit is: yes, you will get your credit if you bring us a copy of the homeowner's insurance... Read more >

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What Will You Experience With Us?

Jan 12, 2012

Tax season runs from around the middle of January to the middle of April every year. During that time, our office is much busier than usual. In addition to income taxes, we also prepare monthly... Read more >

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The End is Coming (Tax Year-End, that is)

Dec 6, 2011

December is a most wonderful month. First of all, the Christmas holiday season is in full swing, people seem to be nicer to each other (most of the time!), most of us send and receive letters &... Read more >

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Nov 28, 2011

As the tax filing season nears, we always get at least 2 calls every single day from clients who want to know what to bring to their tax appointment. We’ve always mailed the list below to all... Read more >

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Are You Ready for a Casualty (and its paperwork aftermath)?

Nov 10, 2011

The recent asteroid “flyby” has us thinking about casualty losses. When you hear someone has suffered a casualty or that one has occurred somewhere, our brain immediately conjures images that... Read more >

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Audit-Proofing your Tax Returns

Sep 3, 2011

As I have told you, in 2010, the IRS made it mandatory that tax preparers electronically file all personal tax returns. They have reaped the savings in the form of reduced personnel costs that are... Read more >

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