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​New Tax Forms Have Arrived!

The new postcard sized tax forms have arrived! Although smaller, they are not simpler. The IRS still needs all the information that was on the old forms. Unfortunately, the New Tax Reform did not change the amount of information taxpayers will need t… Read More
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Categories: New Tax Law
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​Do You Need to File a Tax Return if You are Under 18?

You just started working your first job. Now, it is tax time. Do you need to file your taxes? It seems a lot of work because you did not make that much money. A surprise to many people, the IRS does not consider age as a factor regarding whether yo… Read More
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Categories: Taxable Income
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​Hobby Income: Is It Taxable?

All hobby income is taxable. Simply stated, if you make money from a hobby or business, you are required to report it to the IRS. To determine how to appropriately report and classify your income, you must first determine if the IRS considers your ho… Read More
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​Four Tax Deductions Eliminated under the New Tax Reform

The New Tax Reform signed into law by President Trump in December 2017 simplified taxes for millions of Americans by almost doubling the standard deduction. Starting with tax year 2018, the IRS expects millions of taxpayers to stop itemizing and star… Read More
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Alternative Minimum Tax Document

3 Ways the Alternative Minimum Tax is Affected by The New Tax Reform

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), like its name infers, is a minimum tax applied to taxpayers. Currently, the tax code allows taxpayers to qualify for a lot of different deductions and credits. AMT ensures that high-income earners pay a minimum tax. It… Read More
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Categories: New Tax Law
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4 Important Things You Need to Know about How the Child Tax Credit was Affected by the New Tax Reform

Are you one of the millions of Americans who rely on the Child Tax Credit to help offset your annual tax bill and provide you with some extra cash to get caught up on expenses, move, or plan a family vacation? The Child Tax Credit provides some extra… Read More
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Categories: New Tax Law
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Four Things You Should Know about How the New Tax Reform Affects Charitable Giving

Like in years past, you must take the itemized deduction to receive any credit for donations of cash or goods to your favorite charities. Eligible donations that are deductible, include money and gifts given to: churches or religious organizations; f… Read More
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Sticky Note - Tax Law Changes for 2018

​Will the New Federal Tax Law Mean Ohioans Pay Higher Income Taxes?

It depends. Most taxpayers will not see a significant net tax change. Tax rates are decreasing. The standard deduction is nearly doubling. Deductions are being capped and eliminated. The Alternative Minimum Tax exemption is increasing. The people mos… Read More
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Categories: New Tax Law
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Is Mortgage Interest Still Deductible on Your Tax Return?

Currently, for the tax return you will file for 2017, the mortgage interest deduction remains unchanged. The New Tax Reform, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, changes the deduction significantly for people who have a home equit… Read More
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Calculator: 2018 Tax Laws

New Tax Laws in 2018

Under the new tax laws, most of the changes will affect your 2018 tax return (taxes you will file in 2019). Many of the changes affect the standard and itemized deductions, including the nearly doubling of the standard deduction and removal or reduct… Read More
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Categories: New Tax Law

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