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Here’s How the New Stimulus Package Will Affect Your Taxes

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Unemployment benefits

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Will My Refund Be Delayed This Year?

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“Will my refund be delayed this year” is becoming an all too common refrain these days. Delayed e-filing dates, IRS not accepting tax forms & documents not being mailed out on time have all occurred over the last few years and have caused refund delays. However for the 2017 tax filing season (2016 tax year), it looks like we will get hit with all three of these scenarios at once:

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Could a Tax Credit Help Millennials Financially?

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Could The EITC Help Millennials?

A lot of attention is being paid to Millennials, who, unlike their parents’ generation, are bucking the trend of graduating directly into lucrative jobs, settling down, buying a house and having 2.5 kids. Millennials, defined as young adults born between the early 1980s and early 2000s, are instead moving back in with their parents, struggling to find work and as a result not making big purchases like cars and homes, not getting married as young, and not...

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Tax Breaks for New Parents

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Tax Breaks For New Parents

Having a child changes your life in countless ways, one of which is how you are taxed. New parents unlock several different tax breaks not otherwise offered which are designed to make raising a family financially easier. Here’s a look at a few of them.

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Will Inflation Affect Your 2014 Taxes?

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How Inflation Affects Your Taxes

Everyone know the old adage ‘The only things certain in life are death and taxes”. As it turns out, inflation may have to be included in this saying. Inflation decreases the value of money as time goes on, ultimately making the dollar of today worth more than the dollar of the future. It influences how much we spend on everyday items, how much we make, and how much things like houses and cars cost. It even helps dictate what we owe the government come April...

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Do I Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

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Do You Qualify For The EITC?

Although the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can sound daunting and confusing for taxpayers and tax professionals alike, there are ways to navigate the murky waters of this credit to maximize its benefits. This tool can be important for low- and middle-income families and singles looking to save money where they can. Breaking down this tax credit isn’t difficult once you understand what it is and how to file for it.

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IRS Answered Only 61% Of Calls In 2013

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IRS Did Not Answer 4 Out Of Every 10 Calls

In a recent report by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olsen, the IRS was only able to answer 61% of phone calls made by taxpayers to the agency. Just 10 years ago, the IRS was able to address 87% of calls.  The reasons cited were the increasing complexity of tax questions unable to be answered by automated systems as a result of the overall increasing complexity of the tax code.  This coupled with budget cuts to the agency resulted in nearly 4 out...

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Refunds Delayed For Some Low-Income Taxpayers

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Refund Delays For Some

According to a recent article, refunds are being delayed for some lower income taxpayers; especially those that file for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  The primary reason for the delay is these taxpayers tend to file early, and these returns are particularly susceptible to Identity Theft & fraud.  Highlights include:

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IRS Launches EITC Awareness Day

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EITC Awareness Day

In an effort to educate low income taxpayers on the benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the IRS has launched EITC Awareness Days. Please watch the IRS Video below for more information.  Highlights include:

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Tax Benefits Increase for 2012

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Even in the face of severe federal & state deficits, many tax benefits are due to raise for tax year 2012 (calendar year 2013).  By law, tax provisions are required to keep pace with inflation.  The new dollar amounts affecting most taxpayers are:

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