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Tax Tips & News: income tax

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 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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Inheritance & Estate Tax 101

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Inheritance Vs. Estate Taxes

If you have recently inherited a large sum of money, you may have some questions about the inheritance tax, and whether or not it will affect you this tax season. Before you worry about having to pay an inheritance tax, read on to find out what exactly an inheritance tax is, whether your state requires you to pay an inheritance tax, and whether you qualify for an exemption.

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Making Sense of Tricky Tax Terms: AGI vs. Taxable Income, Dividends, Exemptions & Deductions

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tax (tăks) n. : One of the only things certain in life. See also Death.

Tax season can be intimidating to those who aren’t certified accountants or tax professionals. With all the tax terminology out there, simply understanding the terms on the form you’re filling out can be daunting. No fear—a tax-terminology-debunker is here:

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R&G Brenner Voted Best Tax Prep. Service In Long Beach

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RGB's Long Beach Branch

So you have to prepare your taxes? Long Beachers have some opinions on where they think you should take your W-2 forms locally?

In our vote to decide who is the best tax consultant in Long Beach…And the winner is: R&G Brenner Income Tax Preparation Services.

Receiving 60 percent of the votes in the contest, R&G Brenner is a New York-based chain that has specialized in tax preparation since 1941. The business offers tax consultation service, auditing, corporation...

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6 Reasons The IRS May Audit You

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6 Reasons For IRS Audits

“Why me?” is the plaintive cry from most taxpayers facing an examination from the IRS. You can ask the auditor why all day long, but he’ll just shrug and say, “I don’t know. I’m just doing my job.” Once in a while an auditor may give you her best guess as to why you were selected, but don’t count on it.

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Using Form 8814 & 8615 – Your Child’s Investment Income

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Taxable Children’s Income

Parents may not realize that there are tax rules that may affect their child’s investment income. The IRS offers the following four facts to help parents determine whether their child’s investment income will be taxed at the parents’ rate or the child’s rate.

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10 Tips: Capital Gains & Losses

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10 Capital Gains/Losses Tips

Did you know that almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes is a capital asset? Capital assets include a home, household furnishings and stocks and bonds held in a personal account. When you sell a capital asset, the difference between the amount you paid for the asset and its sales price is a capital gain or capital loss.

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Changing the Capital-Gains Tax, Fairly

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Changing The Capital-Gains Tax

Ray Madoff–a professor at Boston College Law School–recently wrote an article advocating a change in the way capital-gains tax is implemented:

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Lessons Learned From Mitt Romney’s Tax Return

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Republican candidate Mitt Romney recently bowed to pressure last week and released his 2010 tax return.  What it showed is that Romney paid a little less than $3 million in taxes on $21.6 million of income.  This equates to an affective tax rate of less than 14%–far below what the average taxpayer pays.

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