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The Most Common Tax Problems for 2020

  • February 14, 2020

Now that the 2020 tax season is upon us, taxpayers — and their advisors — should proactively consider some of the challenges that they will likely face with common tax problems.While it’s been more

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What Taxpayers Really Think about the IRS

  • July 3, 2019

For the last two years, the Internal Revenue Service has surveyed taxpayers to find out what makes them comply with their tax obligations. The study – called the “Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey”

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Celebrity Attorney Adds Tax Evasion to His Web of Crime

  • July 3, 2019

IRS Terror Tale: Celebrity Attorney Michael Avenatti Faces a LOT of Prison Time for Tax CrimesMichael Avenatti has been a high-profile attorney for decades but only recently stepped into the public eye

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Tracking Down IRA Basis: A Gold Mine for Beneficiaries

  • May 17, 2019

No one likes to pay taxes unnecessarily, but that's what a lot of people who inherit IRAs wind up doing. Failing to track down the IRA basis associated with an inheritance can be a costly mistake.IRA basis

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10 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

  • May 17, 2019

If you believe that tax breaks are reserved for the well-off: hedge fund managers and companies with offshore subsidiaries, you’re likely paying too much to the IRS.Lawmakers have enacted dozens of tax

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Standard Tax Deduction: How Much It Is and When to Take It

  • March 29, 2019

The standard deduction reduces your taxable income. For 2018 taxes, the standard deduction is $12,000 for single filers and married filers filing separately, $24,000 for married filers filing jointly and

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10 Things You May Not Know Are Taxable

  • March 28, 2019

If you work for a living, you know that your wages are taxable, and you’re probably aware that some investment income is taxed, too. But the IRS doesn’t stop there.If you’ve picked up some extra

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Nice-Try Tax Breaks Rejected by the IRS

  • January 20, 2019

Over the years, taxpayers have concocted a lot of zany arguments to justify their tax breaks. Here are some of the most creative ones that the courts decided did not quite work. Take note: many of these

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5 Tax Strategies for Small-Business Owners

  • January 18, 2019

Many small-business owners don’t take full advantage of the opportunities available to them to reduce what they pay in taxes. Below are a few often-overlooked tips to consider. Small-business owners

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Deducting Mortgage Interest in 2018

The deduction is still there, but you might not be able to use it anymore. One of the most popular and lucrative tax breaks has been the deduction for mortgage interest, and while tax reform didn’t

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