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Tax Tips & News: H&R Block

H&R Block Files Client’s Tax Returns Early Delaying Refunds

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Certain H&R Block Client’s Refunds Are Delayed

H&R Block (HRB)–the largest public retail tax preparation company in the United States–has confirmed that they have filed many tax returns containing certain delayed credits too early, causing their clients refunds to be delayed.  The primary issue is the Education Tax Credit which was not accepted for electronic filing until recently (February 22nd).  This has prompted the IRS to send letters to HRB clients instead of their expected refunds....

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R&G Brenner & SKYPE Team Up!

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SKYPE + R&G Brenner = Taxes Done Easy!

R&G Brenner’s own Dennis Grogan, EA was recently interviewed by SKYPE when they discovered we were using their platform to conduct remote tax interviews with our domestic and International tax clients.  As the IRS, States and taxpayers become more technolgocially savvy, video conferencing has been a way for both our clients and our tax consultants to save time and increase accuracy in preparing tax returns. At R&G Brenner, saving you time and money is...

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Tax Pitfalls To Avoid When Investing In Funds

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Beware Of Fund Tax Implications

Even if it is too late to do anything about this year’s returns, it is a good time to start planning for next year’s. At the root of the most common blunders are three types of taxable fund payouts: interest income, dividends and capital gains. While all three are subject to a complex web of tax rates and regulations, investors can limit their tax bills by understanding their funds, planning carefully and staying abreast of tax changes in Washington....

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8 Tax Tips For Tax Year 2011

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Every year, taxpayers forfeit more than one billion dollars of their money to the government. Missed tax credits and deductions, choosing the wrong filing status, not filing at all and other errors all keep taxpayers from getting all they are due in tax refunds.

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R&G Brenner Receives 2011 Best of Business Award

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The Small Business Community Association (SBCA) has selected R&G Brenner Income Tax to receive the 2011 Best of Business award in the field of Income Tax Preparation for the NY Metro Area.  This is the second time that R&G Brenner has received this award.  Thanks to all of R&G Brenner’s hard working associates and staff who made this award possible.  And a special “thank you” goes out to all R&G Brenner clients.  Is is due to  your loyal patronage that R&G Brenner will be celebrating it 71st...

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Same-Sex Couples Face Tax Hurdles

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This past June, New York became the 6th state to legalize same sex marriage.  Regardless of ones individual beliefs concerning same-sex marriage, this much is clear:  Tax laws–which are already complex & confusing–are that much more baffling for same-sex couples. This is mainly due to the fact that the Federal Government does not recognize same-sex unions.  Same-sex couples must file separate federal returns, however they can file jointly in New York State and some other states that recognize...

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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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October 17th Deadline for Tax Return Extensions Approaching

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Oct. 17 is a key deadline for millions of individual taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2010 tax returns. The IRS expects to receive millions of tax returns from taxpayers who used Form 4868 to request a six-month extension to file their returns.

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Free Tax Prep Sites: Inaccurate Returns & Privacy Breach Concerns

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The old adage that “you get what you pay for” is compounded when applied to free income tax preparation…In fact, a free tax return may cost taxpayers more than they bargained for.  The title of a report filed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) sums it up frankly: Accuracy of Tax Returns, the Quality Assurance Processes, and Security of Taxpayer Information Remain Problems for the Volunteer Program.

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IRS Program Draws Out Tax Cheats

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The Internal Revenue Service’s Voluntary Disclosure Program which offers reduced penalties and zero jail time for those that report illegally stashed income in overseas shelters is working.  A similar program was implemented in 2009, and between these two programs, over 30,000 tax evaders have disclosed income from accounts in 140 countries, netting the IRS over $2.25 Billion dollars in back taxes, penalties and fines.

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