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Filing State Taxes When You are Serving in the Military

Filing state taxes when you are serving in the military can be complicated and confusing. If you are on active duty and stationed in another state or overseas, you should have state taxes taken out of your pay for your Home of Record (HOR) or state o… Read More
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Categories: Tax Preparation
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Are My Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Around this time of year, many people find themselves asking if their Social Security benefits are taxable? For most Americans, Social Security benefits, including Social Security Disability Income and Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI), are n… Read More
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Categories: Taxable Income
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Should I File My Taxes, if I Cannot Pay?

You know you cannot afford to pay your tax bill this year. Things just got away from you and the filing deadline, usually April 15th, is creeping closer and closer. Some taxpayers find themselves wanting to ignore the dreaded news of how much they ow… Read More
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Categories: Tax Preparation
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Estimated Tax Payments: Do You Owe Quarterly Payments to the IRS or Ohio Department of Taxation?

If you are self-employed, a business owner, or earn other types of income not subject to withholding, you need to complete an estimated tax return and make quarterly payments to the United States Treasury (IRS) and Ohio Department of Taxation. Someti… Read More
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Tax Scams and How to Avoid Them

Tax season, important tax deadlines, and the time immediately following provides an optimal period for tax scammers to prey on unexpected people. The IRS states: “Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to t… Read More
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Categories: Tax Scams
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Have You Received a Letter or Notice from the IRS?

If you have received a letter or notice from the IRS, do not panic. The IRS sends out millions of letters to taxpayers every year. The majority of letters sent by the IRS are about a specific issue on your federal tax return, such as:    … Read More
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Do You Need to Amend Your Tax Return?

Did you file your tax return return thinking your taxes were completed only to receive another tax form in the mail? Maybe you forgot about the part time job you worked for a couple of months at the beginning of last year, or your employer sent you a… Read More
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Categories: Tax Preparation
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2019 Tax Deadline for Filing 2018 Tax Returns

The IRS and Ohio Department of Taxation announced in January, they will start accepting tax returns on Monday, January 28, 2019. The IRS expects to receive more than 150 million individual tax returns this season, and the Ohio Department of Taxation… Read More
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Categories: Tax Preparation
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Home Office Deduction 2018

Many taxpayers are asking if they will still qualify for the home office deduction in 2018. The tax reform changes signed into law by President Trump in December 2017 made drastic changes to the tax code. It is the most comprehensive tax reform in mo… Read More
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Where's My Refund?

Where’s my refund is one of the most ask questions after people file their taxes. Where’s my refund is asked so much that the IRS created an online tool, where taxpayers can check the status of their refund. Keep reading for additional informatio… Read More
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Categories: Tax Refunds

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