Recovering from Identity Theft

Recovering from Identity Theft There are now millions of victims of the identity theft epidemic. From stolen credit cards to fraudulently filed tax returns, a vast swath of the U.S. is trying to figure out how to repair the damage. To help, the Federal Trade Commission has

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Preview of Some Key 2017 Tax Figures

 Preview of Some Key 2017 Tax Figures While official numbers for 2017 are not yet released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), many figures are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by the Department of Labor. Using the release of recent CPI figures, a number

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What to Do With Your Social Security Statement

What to Do With Your Social Security Statement The Social Security Administration is now doing a better job in sending out earnings reports by mailing paper statements to workers every five years beginning at age 25. The reports are also available online. These reports recap historic earnings

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In the News: The Student Tax Scam

In the News: The Student Tax Scam IMPORTANT: Please pass this information on to each of your children and any family with kids in school. Your best defense is awareness. With school just around the corner, the IRS has reminded us to pay attention to a new

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Charitable Donations from Your IRA

Charitable Donations from Your IRA  One of the temporary tax provisions made permanent as part of the tax code in late 2015 is qualified charitable distributions from IRAs for those who have reached age 70½. Unfortunately in 2014 and 2015, the law was extended too late during

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Tips to Make School Expenses Deductible

Tips to Make School Expenses Deductible It seems like summer has just begun and the Back-to-School advertising blitz has already started. Are there tax savings opportunities within this nightmare for our kids? Certainly, if you are tax smart about your spending. While the amounts may be small,

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