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W-2 Deadline Passed and still no W-2? [What should you do?]

Employers must give their employees a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, if the employee worked anytime during the prior year. The W-2 is the form that shows the amount of income you received in the prior year and how much of your income was withheld… Read More

How to Determine the Cost Basis of Gifted Stock

Determining the cost basis of gifted stock or other needed information for tax purposes can be confusing. Oftentimes, a well-meaning family member, like grandma, will buy stock for a loved one when they are a small child and give it to them when they… Read More

The Home Office Deduction [a detailed review]

If you use part of your home for your business, you may qualify to deduct the expenses incurred for the business use of your home, including a home office. This deduction is for business owners regardless of whether they rent or own their home. If yo… Read More

Stimulus Payment: Who is Eligible for this Tax-Free Check?

The IRS expects to start distributing the stimulus payments to eligible low to middle-income Americans in the next three weeks. Millions of Americans have started receiving their stimulus payments this week. The stimulus checks will be distributed au… Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stimulus Payment: What You Need to Know [FAQ]

Last week, Congress passed the largest recovery package in US history. The President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (or CARES Act) on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act promises payments of $1,200 to most American ad… Read More

New Tax Form for Seniors - the 1040-SR

Tax time can be, well, quite taxing. Deciding which forms you need to complete can be a nightmare for many taxpayers. Just when you think you have it all figured out, the IRS releases new tax forms to match the recently changed tax laws and changes e… Read More

Get Ready to File Your Tax Return: Documents You Will Need [Checklist]

It’s tax time! You know what that means: time to pull together all those important documents you need to take to your accountant to complete your tax return. Having all the documents organized will help ensure your tax return is completed correctly… Read More

Get Ready to File Your 2019 Tax Return: The updated numbers affecting your 2019 tax return

Due to the annual inflation adjustments, the IRS has updated the numbers affecting your 2019 tax return, including tax brackets and tax rates and standard deduction amounts. These are the numbers you will use in 2020 to file your 2019 tax return. If… Read More

Taxpayer Identification Numbers - Who Needs One?

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a nine digit number, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses as a tax processing number when people file their federal tax returns, who do not qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN) or Employ… Read More

Planning for Your Long-Term Care Needs

Many people rely on Medicaid to cover the rising costs of nursing homes and other forms of long-term care. The other main method of planning is to purchase long-term care insurance. Whichever method you choose, it is important to develop a plan for y… Read More

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