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Tax Tips & News: state income tax

TurboTax/Intuit V.P. Acknowledges Program Miscalculations

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Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Charles Freret, the following fax was sent by the Vice President of TurboTax.  If you are a taxpayer that has used Turbotax and filed with a 1099R for tax years 2007, 2008 or 2009, you should contact Mr. Meighan via fax at 858-408-2714

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Exclusive Interview With TurboTax Whistle Blower

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Last week, I did a blog post about Mr. Charles Freret who went on a one-man crusade to expose a flaw in the popular do-it-yourself tax program: Intuit’s TurboTax.  You can read that article & post here.   After Mr. Freret read the aforementioned post, he contacted R&G Brenner and agreed to sit down for an exclusive interview.  Mr. Freret’s story of persistence to discover the truth is incredible.  What he uncovered along his journey is TurboTax is miscalculating tax returns on a large scale....

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States Are Crossing Borders to Collect Taxes

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The States are getting desperate.   New York & Connecticut (among others) are gearing up to enforce a tax law usually reserved for the rich and famous.  Athletes, for example, make millions upon millions of dollars and their travel schedules are well known. Therefore, when they travel to another state to play, that particular state taxes a prorated share of their annual income.  Due to the financial crisis and state budgets crises, now the Joe-the-Plumbers of the world can expect to be taxed...

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NY Delays All Refunds Until April 1st

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The income tax refund checks will be in the mail, but with a two-and-a-half week delay.

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New York State To Delay Refunds…Again!

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It appears that for the third year in a row, NY state is planning on delaying refunds to New York taxpayers. The last two years, the state was savvy in delaying refunds by issuing a blanket letter requesting “additional documentation” in order to release refunds.  However, in many cases, the state already had all the documentation in order to process refunds.  In light of the current budget crisis, it appears New York State can no longer beat around the bush.

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California Wants To Repay I.O.U.’s

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The state of California has announced that they would like to make good on over $50 Millon in uncashed I.O.U.’s–also known as Registered Warrants–to some 59,000 residents and businesses as a result of last years budget crisis; almost half of which are due to Los Angeles County residents.

John Chiang, the state controller, promised Thursday to contact every one of the nonredeemers in an effort to “close an ugly chapter in California fiscal history.” Mr. Chiang practically begged them to drain...

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