What are you waiting for to get started with filing your taxes? Do you wait until the deadline to file your taxes because your not sure you're getting it right? It doesn't have to be that way (well, paying taxes is always going to be there) if you just take a few moments to pick out the best way for you to do your taxes. With so many good online (and downloadable) tax preparation software programs out there, you should be able to find one that … [Read more...] about Need to File Your Taxes? Here are the 3 Best DIY Tax Programs
Well, you know it must be tax season because the scammers are out in force this year. Tax scams are nothing new and probably rake in a few million each year by forcing people to send them money on the premise they owe money to the IRS. The funny thing is I just got a call from the "IRS" on a Sunday. That's very strange considering the government effectively doesn't run on the weekends. I knew it was a scam almost immediately once … [Read more...] about Please DON’T Fall For This Tax Scam – Save Yourself Time and Money
We’re in the heart of tax season, and as such people everywhere are scrambling to get all their documents and write-off receipts in order. In a way, it’s comical. We spend the better part of a year doing everything we can to increase our wages, find supplemental income and whatever else we can do to increase our financial security, yet, when it comes time to claim how much cash we’ve made for a possible tax return, we’re piecing together scraps … [Read more...] about Your Tax Season Guide: Important FAQs
As a small business owner, I'm always looking for ways to keep my costs down, reduce my tax liabilities, and generate more profit. Isn't that the goal of pretty much any business small and large? Generating a consistent profit can be a huge challenge for an entrepreneur. Your business may face heavy competition for customers. Even when you do make more money, that can create more challenges as well. A business owner needs to make careful … [Read more...] about Are You an Entrepreneur? Here are Some Smart Tax Tips for Any Business Owner
This is just a nice reminder to anyone who still needs to file their taxes. You have one more day! Taxes are due on April 15, 2015 and you need to have your returns stamped before the clock strikes midnight tomorrow night. I know the lines will be super long at the post office, but that's what happens when you wait until the last minute. I figured I would provide you with some information if you can't pay your taxes or you don't have everything … [Read more...] about Options for the Last-Minute Tax Payer
Last week, I put up an infographic about how Americans will spend their tax refunds this year. This graphic had an average of about $3,100, but after doing some research, that might be going up. Either way, this is over $3,000 of a refund. That's a big chunk of change. What irritates me about this number is the number of companies that want you to spend your tax refund buying something. Use your refund to get into a new car. Buy new furniture, … [Read more...] about Getting a Tax Refund? You’re Doing it Wrong!