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Verifying Your Identity When Calling the IRS

Verifying Your Identity When Calling the IRS

Sometimes, taxpayers need to call the IRS about a tax matter. If this is the case, they should know that IRS phone assistors take great care to only discuss personal information with the taxpayer or someone the taxpayer authorizes to speak on their behalf. As such,...

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Six Things To Know Before You Start a Business

Six Things To Know Before You Start a Business

Starting your own business is an exciting prospect, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. Understanding the tax responsibilities of starting a business venture can save taxpayers money and help set them up for success. That's where a tax...

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What Is a Designated Roth Account?

What Is a Designated Roth Account?

Many 401(k) plans allow taxpayers to make Roth contributions as long as the plan has a designated Roth account. Your plan may also allow you to transfer amounts to the designated Roth account in the plan or borrow money. Check with your employer to find out if your...

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How To Get an Identity Protection Pin

How To Get an Identity Protection Pin

An Identity Protection PIN is a six-digit number eligible taxpayers get to help prevent their Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number from being used to file fraudulent federal income tax returns. This number helps the IRS verify a...

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Tax Relief for Those Affected by Natural Disasters

Tax Relief for Those Affected by Natural Disasters

Recovery efforts after natural disasters can be costly. With floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters affecting so many people throughout the U.S. this year, many have been left wondering how they're going to pay for the cleanup or when...

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Keeping Good Tax Records Is Essential

Keeping Good Tax Records Is Essential

An important part of tax planning is keeping good records. Having an organized recordkeeping system makes it easier to file a tax return or understand a letter from the IRS. Here are some tips: Good Recordkeeping Helps Taxpayers: Identify sources of income. Taxpayers...

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Repaying Deferred Social Security Tax

Repaying Deferred Social Security Tax

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act allowed self-employed individuals and household employers to defer the payment of certain Social Security taxes on their Form 1040 for tax year 2020 over the next two years. Half of the deferred Social Security...

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Choosing a Payroll Service Provider

Choosing a Payroll Service Provider

When choosing a payroll service provider to handle payroll and payroll tax, employers need to make sure they choose a trusted payroll service that can help them avoid missed deposits for employment taxes and other unpaid bills. Typically, these clients remain legally...

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A Tax Checklist for Newly Married Couples

A Tax Checklist for Newly Married Couples

Summer is wedding season - even during a pandemic - and newlyweds should understand how tying the knot can affect their tax situation. Marriage changes many things, and taxes is one of them. Here's a tax checklist for newly married couples: 1. Name and address changes...

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Start Planning Now for Next Year’s Tax Return

Start Planning Now for Next Year’s Tax Return

This year's tax deadline may have come and gone, but it's never too early to start planning for next year. With that in mind, here are five things you can do now to make next April 15 easier for everyone. 1. Review your paycheck. Make sure your employer is properly...

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