Tax Preparation

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  • January 23, 2013

    Most people get their taxes done by an accountant. However, there are also a lot of people that use tax software. There are pros and cons to each tax preparation method and the ideal choice depends on your specific situation. CNBC contributor...

  • January 23, 2013

    Moving to a new home involves a lot of planning and work, and it can be costly as well. If you are moving because you got a new job, or your current job changed...

  • January 22, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — So you have chosen a tax professional to prepare your 2012 Form 1040. What information should you give him or her...

  • January 14, 2013

    While the U.S. tax code is rife with loopholes, few people take advantage of them. Only about a third of taxpayers itemize their deductions, according...

  • January 14, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Here are some mistakes to avoid when looking for a tax preparer:

    Do not choose a person who isn’t registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Make sure the preparer has a...

  • January 10, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — In the next few weeks you’ll be getting the information returns you will need to prepare your 2012 Form 1040. Employers, banks, brokers, mortgage companies, mutual funds, etc. are...

  • January 7, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — I hope that high on your list of 2013 New Year’s Resolutions is “Become more informed about taxes.”

    It is impossible to know the right moves to make in your daily financial...

  • January 5, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — During the next three and a half months — the traditional tax filing season — you will be bombarded with free tax advice from various media. My 1040 clients are constantly including...

  • January 3, 2013

    It is very important to be organized when it comes to dealing with taxes. Because having every document handy can go a long way in making the tax season go smoothly. Unfortunately, not everyone is as organized as they would like to think they are...

  • January 2, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — You have your no. 2 pencil, a calculator and this year's W-2. Now what?

    That's the thought that crosses many self-preparers' minds as they get ready to tackle...