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IRS Computer Problems Shut Down Electronic Filing Of Tax Returns

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Computer problems have caused the IRS to cease accepting electronically filed tax returns until further notice:

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Street Promoters Wanted

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R&G Brenner is looking for hardworking, outgoing & reliable street promoters to market our company’s current promotions.  Job starts immediately & entails distributing flyers, door hangers and other R&G Brenner materials to generate new business.

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Tax Season Begins; R&G Brenner Promotions Extended

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The 2016 tax season has officially begun as the IRS is currently accepting tax returns for electronic filing. Many employers are mailing their wage documents earlier and/or are offering ways for employees to download their documents.  As such, we are seeing a noticeable increase in client volume at many of our R&G Brenner offices.  If you’d like to make an appointment for an early appointment, we ask that you do so as soon as you are able so we can accommodate your preferred meeting dates &...

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Why So Many Americans Feel Financially Insecure, Even If They’re Not

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Economic insecurity is the uncertainty that your family faces in the unpredictable future based on your income, resources, and debt. Many families, even those in the middle class, feel financially unstable and insecure, leading to increased stress and anxiety about regular bills and unexpected expenditures. Are they saving enough for retirement? What if Social Security dries up by the time they reach their own retirement and they’re left to fend for themselves? Should they be saving more...

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Do Unemployment Benefits Affect Your Tax Return?

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If you recently lost your job, filing for unemployment benefits is one of the first things you will need to do. Receiving unemployment benefits can help you to get by financially as you search for new employment. However, there are tax consequences related to unemployment benefits. You need to know what you will pay in taxes for the unemployment benefits you receive to make sure you can afford to pay your taxes.

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Does Owing The IRS Affect Your Credit?

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How Paying Tax Can Affect Your Credit Score

When you are focused on improving your credit, paying on time and avoiding high amounts of debt will help you build a great credit rating. If you are not paying your taxes, or you use personal loans or credit cards to pay your taxes, your tax bill is something that could have a devastating impact on your credit rating. Missing a deadline for tax payments to the IRS could even result in a tax lien.  Here are some ways taxes can affect your...

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Gluten-Free? You Might Qualify for a Tax Deduction!

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As a person living with Celiac Disease, it probably took you a long time—maybe even years—to get a diagnosis of this condition, which prevents the body from processing and digesting the protein gluten. In recent years, the push to recognize the importance of a gluten-free diet has vindicated many people suffering from Celiac Disease. With so many restaurants and grocery stores selling foods marketed specifically toward the gluten-free set, it has become easier for people to live with this...

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Why Low Oil Prices Are Bad News for State Budgets

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Low Oil Prices Aren’t Good For Everybody

While many states rely heavily on taxes levied on the oil and gas industry, the falling price of oil in recent months is contributing to the drying-up of much-needed tax revenues. How do states such as Alaska, Texas and other mineral-rich states get creative when they need to supplement their budgets? Here’s a quick look at why low oil prices are bad news for state budgets.

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Keep These in Mind for Next Year – Tax Deductions You Might Have Missed

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Tax Deductions You Might Have Missed

Tax season has passed us by, but it’s not too early to start looking for ways to maximize your refund or limit your tax liability next year. There are dozens of interesting and unique tax deductions you might’ve missed. Below you can take a look at some of the more unique deduction opportunities that may be available to you.

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Why Don’t Billionaire Homeowners Pay Property Taxes in New York?

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Renters & Not Property Owners Are Paying The  Lion’s Share of Property Taxes Photo Credit: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

“If we can find a bunch of billionaires around the world to move here, that would be a godsend,” opined Michael Bloomberg during his tenure as mayor of New York City. “Because that’s where the revenue comes to take care of everybody else.” His dream was that the taxes they paid would provide such an infusion of cash to the municipality that the rising tide would lift...

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