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Another Bad Idea for the Disabled from the Senator from Goldman Sachs

August 8th, 2014 at 9:20 PM » Comments Off

In the interest of expanding market share, New York Goldman Sachs Senator Charles Schumer proposes that we allow parents of disabled children to establish savings accounts for their disabled children's ...more »

A Cautionary Tale: Don’t Push Too Hard

August 8th, 2014 at 9:01 PM » Comments Off

New Jersey Tax Preparer Gets 18-Month Sentence from ACCOUNTING TODAY, August 6, 2014 “Return preparer fraud is like a contagious disease,” said Jonathan D. Larsen, acting special agent in charge of IRS ...more »

Mileage deductions can make you filthy rich 9 ways

February 28th, 2014 at 1:33 PM » Comments Off

OK, I'm kidding. But check it out! The IRS Mileage Deduction, aka the "Standard Mileage Deduction," is probably one of the few tax deductions that will light up your life with its simplicity ...more »

IRS: Exempt Organizations Update #1: easier application; professional education

September 6th, 2013 at 7:29 PM » Comments Off

1.  New interactive Form 1023 available for review In an effort to make applying for tax exemption easier, the IRS Exempt Organizations (EO) office is in the development stage of an alternate ...more »

Legally-married same-sex couples may file as married, entitled to at least 3 years of refunds!

August 29th, 2013 at 11:56 AM » Comments Off

Today, excellent news directly from the IRS for same-sex couples! The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that ...more »

Shield current income from current taxation now and 50% taxation later: tax-favored statutory investments

March 18th, 2013 at 9:30 PM » Comments Off

By Deborah Lagutaris, JD, FRTP March 18, 2013 For just a  little bit of work now, a Health Savings Account (HSA) or an Archer Medical Savings (AMSA) Account can allow savers to ...more »

Most-Requested Tax Forms

December 30th, 2012 at 7:17 PM » Comments Off

IRS Most-requested tax forms To get most any IRS form, simply visit www.irs.gov. Here I have compiled links to the most requested tax forms, other than filing documents themselves. Change of Address ...more »

ABA Journal: ‘Tax Time Bomb’ Awaits Student Loan Debtors in Forgiveness Programs

December 21st, 2012 at 10:20 AM » Comments Off

This predicament illustrates the term "imputed income." I received a substantial scholarship in my junior year of college. After the excitement wore off, people began to tell me that I might ...more »

Life changes? IRS To-dos

August 12th, 2012 at 12:40 AM » Comments Off

By Deborah Lagutaris, J.D.  August 11, 2012 Maintaining Good Relations with the IRS:  In the Loop When you move or change your name, save yourself trouble down the road by notifying the ...more »
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