Archive for the 'IRS' Category

 How To Handle A Tax Bill
You Can’t Afford To Pay

By Kimberly Rotter This April 15th the bottom line for many taxpayers will be an amount owed, not a refund due. No matter what the amount it almost always hurts, at least a little, to write that check to Uncle Sam. And, hopefully if you’re one of those who is faced with a tax bill you’ll […]



 Income Tax Identity Theft

By Jana Castanon Be Aware Now Identity Theft. You know what it is. You have heard ads, news reports, and warnings on ways to protect yourself. You probably have a firewall on your computer, are more cautious when you are using your credit or debit cards, and more mindful when you are giving out personal information. But, […]



 7 Money Smart Ways
to Spend Your Tax Return

By Malcolm Johannessen Tax time can be a nice time of year for many struggling homeowners. Playing catch up or getting ahead can be far more comforting in the long term than that flat screen TV. Whether you’re expecting $700 or $7000, spending your tax returns wisely can be a real difference maker for the […]



 Income Tax Preparation: How to Choose
Reputable Tax Preparers and Avoid Scams

By Barb Miller It’s tax preparation time of year! And for those Americans who expect a refund, the tax season is heating up. But before you hurry out to get your taxes done do your homework to make sure your tax “professional” is not out to scam you. Both the IRS and Better Business Bureau […]



 Knowing Which Financial Records
to Save, Toss

By Jason Alderman Thank goodness tax season is over. If the memory of hours spent hunting for and organizing paperwork is still fresh in your mind, maybe it’s time to do some financial spring cleaning so preparing next year’s taxes won’t be such an ordeal. Many people hold onto mounds of receipts and account statements […]



 Should America’s Love Affair With Charging
Extend To Taxes?

By Gail Cunningham It’s always good to have options. It’s even better to choose the right option, particularly when it involves paying your federal income tax obligation. With the tax deadline fast approaching many are discovering that they have a tax liability they are not prepared to pay. Consumers who find themselves in this predicament do […]



 Use Leap Year To Get
Your Financial House In Order

By Gail Cunningham If there’s one thing everyone wants it’s more time, and that’s exactly what we have this year. A once every four-year phenomena of the calendar known as Leap  Year is providing us with 24 extra hours today. For some, the day will come and go with little to show for it. However, with a […]



 Finding Your Lost Money

By Jason Alderman You may not know it, but millions of Americans are owed money from long-forgotten government payments, stock sales, bank accounts, and other lost accounts. When the entities holding these funds can’t find the rightful recipients, they turn over the money to individual states, which hold it in escrow until claimed. According to […]