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Tax Preparation

Understanding the Standard Deduction

How the Standard Deduction Can Reduce Your Federal Tax BillIt’s the age-old question: Should you take the standard deduction, or should you itemize your deductions?To…


Top Options for E-Filing Your Tax Return

Roughly one in three Americans files their own taxes online, rather than using a professional tax preparer. If you're going to file electronically, there are…


Refundable vs. Non-Refundable Tax Credits

There Are Two Main Types of Credits That Can Reduce Your Tax BillTax credits, available through the IRS, can bring you a substantial savings on…


Where To Go If You Need Tax Help

Know Your Options for Tax Preparation AssistanceAre you looking for an expert to help you with your income tax return?When it comes to choosing a…


Tax Tips for Independent Contractors

Information for Self-Employed PersonsFor Federal income tax purposes, it is important to know whether you are an employee or an independent contractor.Employee vs. Independent ContractorThe…


Choosing the Right Filing Status

There are 5 filing statuses listed on the Federal individual income tax return. Each year, you must indicate which filing status you are using.The filing…


7 Facts About Miscellaneous Deductions

Tips for Claiming Miscellaneous Deductions on Your Income Tax ReturnItemizing your deductions (as opposed to claiming the standard deduction) means that you may be able…


Tax Tips for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Learn How the New Health Care Law Impacts Your TaxesBeginning in 2014, the Individual Shared Responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act takes effect. This…