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BillFixers Review: Why You Should Let Them Negotiate Your Bills

by Emily Guy Birken @ PT Money

Editor's note: PT here. I'm happily paying BillFixers $27 a month ($324 in total) for the next year. Why? Because they saved me a total of $648 on my Internet service with AT&T! To see how BillFixers could work for you, check out our full review below… Bills, bills, bills! They can seem never-ending. From […]

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Can I Do Someone Else’s Taxes?

by Jacob Dayan @ Community Tax

For many, filing taxes is a requirement that is dreaded. However, there are those rare individuals out there with a high level of financial literacy that don’t really mind having…

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How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

If you know the basics of personal finance, you may already know the most powerful force in the financial universe is compound interest. With compound interest, it’s easier to grow wealthier over time as the interest you earn compounds on itself over and over again. Unfortunately, compound interest can just as easily work against you as ... Read More about How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide

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Direct Deposit Tax Refund Delays | H&R Block

Direct Deposit Tax Refund Delays | H&R Block


Tax Information Center

Issues with your bank account could cause tax refund delays. Learn more about direct deposit tax refunds from the tax experts at H&R Block.

Rhode Island Paid Sick Leave

by Kira Hoskey @ Paylocity

In September of 2017, Rhode Island passed Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act.  This Act has an effective date of July 1, 2018. Click here to review the bill text.       COVERAGE   Employers with 18 or more employees within the state of Rhode Island must provide paid sick and safe leave... Read more »

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How to Write an Investment Policy Statement – A Guide to Help Keep Your Investments on Track

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

Do you have an Investment Policy Statement (IPS)? If not, then you are missing out on one of the key ingredients of a successful investing career. An Investment Policy Statement is a written policy of your investment goals and objectives, helping you stay on track regardless of what the markets are doing. And every investor ... Read More about How to Write an Investment Policy Statement – A Guide to Help Keep Your Investments on Track

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New Branch in Pasadena is NOW OPEN!

by Brian Ellis @ Texas Bay Credit Union

Sept. 30, 2015 – We are excited to bring you a new branch in Pasadena. The original branch was replaced by a beautiful, full-service facility on the same property in Pasadena on Monday, August 10, 2015. The new branch includes an open-concept floor plan with natural light, a community room, and designed to be energy-efficient. […]

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What is a W-4 Form? What It Means and How It Affects Your Taxes

by Ashlee Crowl @ Tax Information Center

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on September 1, 2015.  The W-4 Form is the IRS document you complete for your employer to determine how much should be withheld from your paycheck for federal income taxes and sent to the IRS. Accurately completing your W-4 will help you avoid overpaying your taxes throughout the […]

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Estatuto de Limitaciones del IRS para Activos Extranjeros

by Wes Flippo @ Community Tax

Estatuto de limitaciones del IRS En 2010, el gobierno extendió el Estatuto de Limitaciones del IRS de activos financieros extranjeros que equivalen a más de $5,000 de 3 años a…

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Common Tax Credits and Tax Deductions – How to Qualify for and Claim Your Eligible Tax Deductions

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

Thank you H&R Block for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from H&R Block, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Note: all tax information refers to the 2017 tax season and is accurate at the time of publication. The American Tax system is complicated. But sometimes the aspects that ... Read More about Common Tax Credits and Tax Deductions – How to Qualify for and Claim Your Eligible Tax Deductions

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Los fundamentos de la responsabilidad financiera

by Wes Flippo @ Community Tax

¿Qué significan para ti las palabras “responsabilidad financiera”? Aparte de ser un par de palabras molestas, ser financieramente responsable es sinónimo de vivir dentro de tus posibilidades. Practicar la frugalidad…

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TurboTax Live Review: File Your 2017 Taxes at Home with Expert Help

by Emily Guy Birken @ PT Money

This post is brought to you by TurboTax. While this is a sponsored post, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. I have a long history with TurboTax. They were the program I used back when I was filing taxes as a single graduate student in 2006, and they helped me throughout the […]

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TPG to offer Walmart MoneyCard

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

Santa Barbara Tax Products Group (TPG) is pleased to announce that we that we will be offering the Walmart MoneyCard® during the 2018 tax season. Tax professionals partnered with TPG have another resource to attract and retain clients with the nationally recognized Walmart MoneyCard which gives taxpayers more ways to save. Fees apply to the card.…

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Should a crematory that sells urns to funeral directors collect Sales Tax from the funeral director?

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Should a crematory that sells urns to funeral directors collect Sales Tax from the funeral director?

How can a funeral director let a vendor know that the funeral director should not pay Sales Tax on an urn that will be interred?

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How can a funeral director let a vendor know that the funeral director should not pay Sales Tax on an urn that will be interred?

Common IRS Where's My Refund Questions

Common IRS Where's My Refund Questions


The College Investor

Our FAQ of the most common IRS Where's My Refund Questions, Errors, Comments, Concerns, and more.

Consejos sobre impuestos: 10 cosas que debes saber

by Wes Flippo @ Community Tax

Con la temporada de ingreso detrás de nosotros, los contribuyentes pueden respirar aliviados, ¿no? No tan rápido. Cada año, los contribuyentes pierden deducciones lucrativas, pagan multas masivas y se enfrentan…

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The 4 Big Reasons Why We’re Fixing Our Finances and Pursuing Financial Independence

by Philip Taylor @ PT Money

In the marketing industry people often talk about selling the benefits (“hey, look how this thing can change your life”) vs the features (“hey, look at this thing with all the bells and whistles – here’s how to use it”). I’ve always been more of a features guy myself. I want to know the steps […]

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Selected Issues in the Sale Process of a Community Hospital

by Michael Ramey @ PYA

Considerations and legal issues in healthcare business transactions will be part of the conversation at the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Health Care Transactions program May 10-11, 2018, in Nashville, TN. PYA is excited to be the platinum-level sponsor for this insightful AHLA program. The program will offer the opportunity to learn more about the […]

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Experian IdentityWorksSM Review: [FREE TRIAL] ID Theft Protection Plus Credit Reporting

by Philip Taylor @ PT Money

**This article contains sponsored advertising content. About IdentityWorksSM In 2016 alone, more than 15.4 million consumers in the United States were victims of identity theft with more than 16 billion dollars stolen. With online shopping and credit card usage skyrocketing, it is not surprising that identity theft hit an all time high in 2016. Recognizing […]

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Uncovering Hidden Tax Deductions

by Susan Fish @ Tax Information Center

When you file your taxes, you know accuracy is critical. However, there are lots of ways to complete a tax return and while your return may be accurate, it doesn’t mean that you’ve taken advantage of every deduction available to you. Uncovering hidden tax deductions and knowing which tax tips apply to you is a […]

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How Long Does It Take to Resolve Tax Problems?

by Elyce Harmon @ Tax Information Center

The short answer is, it varies. It depends on the type of issue and the complexity If you owe taxes, you can set up a simple payment plan online in an hour. But if you have a multi-year IRS audit, you could be looking at dealing with that issue for over a year. Click an […]

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Locura por el dinero: hechos y cantidades detrás del Torneo de la NCAA

by Wes Flippo @ Community Tax

Locura por el dinero: hechos y cantidades detrás del Torneo de la NCAA March Madness ha llegado; los jugadores, los tiros extravagantes, las …quinielas? Las increíbles cantidades de dinero gastadas…

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Why Trump’s Tax Plan May Not Ultimately Reduce Charitable Giving

by Kari Brummond @ Tax Debt Help

There’s a lot of speculation about what’s going to happen with Trump’s tax plan or the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Many people are panicking or rejoicing without looking at the details, and others are narrowing in on a single aspect of the plan while ignoring the rest. In particular, many people are afraid charitable giving may drop as a result of the new tax […]

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Comptroller Franchot and IRS: Don’t Fall Victim to Phone Scammers

by Angela Gentile @ Media Services

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 22, 2018) - As taxpayers work to file their taxes, criminals are also hard at work — attempting to steal their money. While there are several versions of tax scams, the classic telephone con continues to thrive, especially … Continue reading

2018 Employee Benefit Limits Revised

by Kira Hoskey @ Paylocity

Under the new Tax Reform law the annual inflation adjustment factor is changed from the Consumer Price Index, also known as CPI to a new factor called “Chained CPI”. This change to the law affects certain employee benefit contribution limits and are reflected in the IRS Revenue Procedure 2018-10 that was released on March 5,... Read more »

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Offer taxpayer advances with more value

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

Don’t settle for your “average” taxpayer refund advance product. Get the program that offers you the best in customer service, competitive rates, and the largest offering of free marketing media to grow your business.  Compare the difference Other companies Fees & advance amount $45 Lowest flat fee for advances up to $2,500* $77 Fees up to $77…

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Washington Governor Signs Ban-the-Box Bill

by Kira Hoskey @ Paylocity

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed The Washington Fair Chance Act on March 13, 2018 to bar employers from asking about an applicant’s arrests or convictions before the applicant has been determined otherwise qualified for a job.     The Washington Fair Chance Act is projected to take effect on July 1, 2018. However, the measure... Read more »

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Debx Review – Using Your Credit Card Like A Debit Card

by Robert Farrington @ The College Investor

Debx is an app that allows you to use your credit card like a debit card, but instantly paying off credit card purchases. Find out more in our Debx review.

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Limit on direct deposit of refunds will go into effect in 2015

Limit on direct deposit of refunds will go into effect in 2015


Journal of Accountancy

In its latest attempt to fight tax refund fraud, the IRS said that, beginning in January 2015, it will impose a limit of three electronic direct deposits of tax refunds into a single financial account or prepaid debit card. Taxpayers who exceed the limit will receive the fourth and subsequent

1099 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS CLIENTS

by webmaster @ Michael P. Rudy CPA & Associates

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that every business must file informational returns (Federal Form 1099) with the IRS for certain payments made during the calendar year. On or before January 31, 2017, you must file Form 1099-MISC for each person (including partnerships and limited liability companies and excluding corporations) to […]

Announcing our 2018 Program

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

Yes we're a little early, but the TPG team couldn't wait to share what's planned for 2018 as we announce our program for the upcoming tax season. Cash flow to help you grow Get the cash flow you need with two Tax Pro advances that give you a jump start on the tax season. Cash…

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Join PYA in Celebrating Our Health Lawyer Colleagues During AHLA Day

by Martin Brown @ PYA

Engage. Share. Encourage. The American Healthcare Lawyers Association (AHLA) is hosting AHLA Day April 19, 2018, and these impactful words are setting the tone. AHLA receptions will be held across the nation to allow members to engage in, share with, and encourage their healthcare attorney colleagues through this unique and interactive networking opportunity. Official receptions […]

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Advance Plus available thru more offices

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

Expanded Access to AdvancePLUS Tax season is just around the corner and TPG is excited to announce that even more tax professionals will be able to offer AdvancePLUS in 2018.1  Tax professionals with a prior-year Refund Transfer funding rate 80% or higher can now offer AdvancePLUS. If you have a prior year funding rate below 90% you…

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On what items sold to the family of the deceased is a funeral director required to collect Sales Tax?

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On what items sold to the family of the deceased is a funeral director required to collect Sales Tax?

Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program: MIPS and APMs

by Martie Ross @ PYA

The transition to value-based payment models continues to grow. A recent report found nearly 30% of all payments for healthcare services—more than $350 billion—flowed through alternative payment models (APMs) in 2016. In order to remain relevant in today’s healthcare environment, providers are seeking strategies to position themselves for value-based care transformation. PYA Consulting Senior Aaron […]

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IRS Direct Debit Installment Agreement Benefits & Details

IRS Direct Debit Installment Agreement Benefits & Details


Tax Debt Help

Understand what an IRS direct debit installment agreement is as well as the benefits and drawbacks of using this type of payment method with a payment plan.

IRS Refund Options - check, direct deposit to bank account or prepaid card

IRS Refund Options - check, direct deposit to bank account or prepaid card


eztaxreturn.com

Get your IRS refund by direct deposit to a bank account or prepaid card, get a paper check direct from IRS, pick-up your refund check at a location near you.

The Best Personal Finance Software for Taming Your Budget (In 2018)

by Emily Guy Birken @ PT Money

Pluto LogoManaging your money is a complex skill, especially now that you no longer have to leave the house or even pull out your wallet in order to spend money. That’s why it is more important than ever for you to track spending and stick to a budget. But the old school methods of budgeting […]

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IRS Impersonation Telephone Scam Targeting Taxpayers

by RJ @ Tax Services Tampa

The IRS recently reported that “an aggressive and sophisticated’ telephone scam targeting taxpayers is making its’ rounds throughout the US. About The Scam Telephone callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but they are NOT. Although they may sound...

Can I Claim Medical Expenses on My Taxes? What Can I Claim?

by H&R Block @ Tax Information Center

If you’re itemizing deductions, the IRS generally allows you a medical expenses deduction if you have unreimbursed expenses that are more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for tax years 2017 or 2018. You can deduct the cost of care from several types of practitioners at various stages of care. Keep in mind, due […]

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When Not to File an Amended Return

by Elyce Harmon @ Tax Information Center

Lots of people make this mistake every year. Filing an amended return when you shouldn’t can confuse the IRS and make your situation even more complicated. Here are the most common situations when you should NOT file an amended return – and exactly what to do instead. 1. You got an IRS CP2000 notice (also […]

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DOL Introduces “PAID” Program

by Kira Hoskey @ Paylocity

EMPLOYERS ARE INVITED TO SELF-REPORT FLSA VIOLATIONS   On March 6th, 2018, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced that they are piloting a new voluntary program that enables employers to self-report potential FLSA wage violations. Under the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, employers who uncover potential FLSA violations during a voluntary self-audit would... Read more »

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Tax Identity Theft and Direct Deposit Limits - PYA

Tax Identity Theft and Direct Deposit Limits - PYA


PYA

Starting January 2015, the IRS aims to decrease tax identity theft by imposing direct deposit limits on electronically deposited refunds.

When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season)

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

The first day to file your 2017 taxes is January 29, 2018. The IRS reports that 9 out of 10 taxpayers who filed electronically in 2017 received their tax refunds within 21 days. Some taxpayers receive their refund in as little as 8 days, and most receive it within 10-14 days. The IRS no longer ... Read More about When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season)

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PYA White Paper “An Introduction to Valuing Telemedicine” Gets 2018 Updates

by pyapc @ PYA

PYA has added 2018 reimbursement updates to a white paper that provides valuation guidance to hospitals considering telemedicine arrangements for providing much-needed healthcare services at lower costs. As patient demand increases and the availability of healthcare providers shrinks, hospitals are seeking alternative solutions to traditional healthcare models to meet the needs of the communities they […]

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What Is a Taxpayer Advocate and Should You Contact One?

by Robert Farrington @ The College Investor

Are you having problems with the IRS? You may want to consider contacting a taxpayer advocate. They can speak to the IRS for you and help resolve tax problems.

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TPG offers up to $150,000 cash flow to our tax pro partners

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

UPDATE: MUST ENROLL & APPLY BEFORE DEC. 31st TO RECEIVE UP TO $150,000. Looking to grow your tax preparation business? Up to $150,000 available to qualified tax professionals1   TPG offers two types of advances to tax professional partners that offer cash flow before or during the tax season. Get the resources you need to expand…

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If a funeral director pays Sales Tax or remits Use Tax on an urn that is subsequently interred, can the funeral director apply for a credit or refund?

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If a funeral director pays Sales Tax or remits Use Tax on an urn that is subsequently interred, can the funeral director apply for a credit or refund?

IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart for 2018 · Where's My Refund?

IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart for 2018 · Where's My Refund?


Where's My Refund?

IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart for 2018 with Direct Deposit and Check dates provided below are based on filing and transmitting as early as January 2, 2018.

IRS Letter 1025 – Incomplete Appeal Request

by Elyce Harmon @ Tax Information Center

Additional information is needed to forward your case to the Office of Appeals. Type of notice: Return accuracy Possible next step: Address an IRS audit Also see: IRS penalties, IRS bill for unpaid taxes Why you received IRS Letter 1025 You filed a tax return that the IRS selected for an audit. You disagreed with […]

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What Happens if Your Bank Rejected Tax Refund? | MyBankTracker

What Happens if Your Bank Rejected Tax Refund? | MyBankTracker


MyBankTracker

Learn what happens to your tax refund when the bank rejects the direct deposit, possibly because the wrong account number was entered.

Direct Deposit & Payroll Deduction Services - Texas Bay Credit Union

Direct Deposit & Payroll Deduction Services - Texas Bay Credit Union


Texas Bay Credit Union

Overview ACH Direct Payment Safe Deposit Boxes Same Day ACH ***EXPECTING A DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR YOUR IRS TAX REFUND?  VISIT IRS.gov TO LEARN WHEN YOUR PAYMENT WILL POST.*** Direct Deposit and Payroll Deduction Direct deposit authorization of your paycheck, retirement, or Social Security check allows your money to be sent directly to the account you designate, with …

The Pass-Through Tax Deduction Explained With Calculation Examples

by Kari Brummond @ Tax Debt Help

The new income tax plan brings in a generous pass-through tax deduction for many small businesses in IRC Section 199A. If you have pass-through income, you may qualify for a deduction worth 20% of qualified business income. The change came into effect in 2018, but it doesn’t affect your 2017 tax return. However, this new deduction could help to lower your 2018 quarterly payments. Moreover,  […]

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Announcing winners of our Tax Pro sweepstakes

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

The more cards you process the more chances you have to win Earn one entry for every Walmart Money Card you process* As you process Walmart MoneyCards you are automatically entered for a chance to win, with a $5,000 winner selected every Friday in February.  2018 Winners Congratulations to our group of $5,000 winners!  Winners…

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Missouri Updates Tax Tables to Conform to Federal Tax Reform

by Kira Hoskey @ Paylocity

The Federal Tax Reform bill signed into law in December 2017, has required adjustments to the Missouri’s withholding calculations to mirror the information provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Missouri Employer’s Guide,(Form 4282), withholding tax tables, withholding tax calculator and MO W-4 have been updated accordingly.     We are currently working to update Webpay to reflect the... Read more »

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Massachusetts and the Employer Medical Assistance Contribution Supplement

by Kira Hoskey @ Paylocity

What is the Employer medical assistance contribution supplement?   Per notification by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, “For those employers that will be responsible for paying the Employer Medical Assistance Contribution supplement, the first quarter due date will align with the due date of unemployment insurance contributions April 30, 2018.”     “However, your... Read more »

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How HIM Supports the 7 Elements of an Effective Compliance Program

by Kristen Lilly @ PYA

The Tennessee Health Information Management Association (THIMA) will host its 68th anniversary in conjunction with its annual meeting March 28-30, 2018, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This year’s theme, “HIM – A Force in Motion,” highlights the expanding role of HIM professionals in today’s regulatory landscape. PYA Healthcare Consulting Manager Kristen Lilly will present “How HIM Supports […]

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Understanding Your Repayment Options When You Owe The IRS

by RJ @ Tax Services Tampa

OWE THE IRS? Have You Explored All of Your Repayment Options? Getting a bill from the IRS can be stressful. Although most people get a refund, a small number of people and businesses may receive a bill. Don’t freak out,...

Reduce wasted office traffic by up to 75%

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

As tax time approaches national franchises are already advertising their taxpayer advance products. Having experienced  PATH Act refund delays, taxpayers are now turning to advance products to help bridge the financial gap during the start of tax season. We only expect demand to increase as national franchises build awareness of advance loan products and PATH…

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Refinancing Your Student Loans with Advantage Education Loan

Refinancing Your Student Loans with Advantage Education Loan

by Robert Farrington @ The College Investor

Refinancing your student loans is a great way to lower your interest rates. But how do you find fair terms? Take a look at Advantage Education Loan.

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How Long Will it Take To Get My Tax Refund? | PT Money

How Long Will it Take To Get My Tax Refund? | PT Money


PT Money

Find the answer to exactly how long it takes to get a tax refund back from the IRS. Knowing how long a refund takes will help you plan your finances.

We visited a Toys R Us on the first day of liquidation — here’s what we found…

We visited a Toys R Us on the first day of liquidation — here’s what we found…

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

The liquidation sale you've been hearing about got underway today. Here's what we found and when you should expect even deeper discounts!

Case Study: Streamlined New Hire Process By Automating Onboarding

by Kira Hoskey @ Paylocity

The weekly new hire process for this organization was extremely labor intensive, as it was largely manual. The client printed and organized a significant amount of paperwork and verification information; in fact, they were printing and filing more than 30 pages of documentation per new hire. As a result, their orientation process usually took up... Read more »

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IRS Warns of New Tax Refund Scam

IRS Warns of New Tax Refund Scam


NBC Connecticut

Scams are a common occurrence during tax season, but authorities are warning of a new one so brazen, even veteran tax professionals are baffled.

New Medicare Cards in the Mail—Don’t Fall Prey to Scammers

by Heather Martin @ PYA

Medicare cards are getting a much-needed facelift.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced its intention to remove Social Security numbers from the cards in an effort to protect cardholders from identity theft.  The updated cards will use a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) in place of the Social Security number. The MBI will […]

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Waiver of Premium Rider

by Paul Moyer @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

Life insurance can provide peace of mind in knowing that loved ones and survivors will have the funds that they need in case of the unexpected. But, not all life insurance policies are exactly alike, so in many cases, adding various riders can help to better “customize” the coverage to fit specific anticipated needs. A ... Read More about Waiver of Premium Rider

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IRS Reminds Retirees of April 1 Deadline for Plan Distributions

by Angela Gentile @ Media Services

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 15, 2018) - The Maryland Comptroller’s Office and Internal Revenue Service today remind taxpayers who turned age 70½ during 2017 that, in most cases, they must start receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and … Continue reading

IRS Refund Lost? Here's What to Do

IRS Refund Lost? Here's What to Do


Investopedia

Don't panic. There are a number of reasons your refund might be delayed – and solutions for each.

IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam

by webmaster @ Michael P. Rudy CPA & Associates

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened […]

New PYA White Paper: Framework Offers Companies Solution for Cybersecurity Risk

by pyapc @ PYA

PYA has released a white paper that discusses the importance of the AICPA’s cybersecurity risk management framework and System and Organization Controls for Cybersecurity in assessing the strength and effectiveness of cybersecurity risk management programs. A new PYA white paper outlines the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) cybersecurity risk management framework and System […]

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PATH Act results in 2017 EITC Refund Delay

by RJ @ Tax Services Tampa

In an effort to combat tax fraud and in accordance with the PATH Act of 2015, the IRS will be holding refunds for all taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit until Fed...

Buying a House will Slow Down Your Path to Financial Independence (But You Should Do it Anyway)

by Philip Taylor @ PT Money

TLDR: buying a house isn’t the best way to build wealth – the stock market is better – but buying a home is still a great idea if you do it right. Buying a House is Still Part of Our “American Dream” Despite the buzz about renting being the new hottie, buying a home is […]

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How to Track Your Net Worth [+ My Net Worth]

by Philip Taylor @ PT Money

You're probably reading this site because you want to see your financial life improve? Maybe move toward financial independence? Good on you, my friend! A great way to get better at something is to start tracking it. Let's talk about measuring and tracking your net worth. Simply put, your personal net worth is equal to […]

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Here’s Five Reasons to Use Direct Deposit for a Tax Refund

by webmaster @ Michael P. Rudy CPA & Associates

As taxpayers prepare for the January 29 start of filing season, they should consider a direct deposit of any refunds due. It’s easy, safe, fast — and the best way to get a refund. That’s why 80 percent of taxpayers choose it every year. IRS Direct Deposit: Is Fast. The quickest way for taxpayers to get their refund is to electronically […]

The Best Student Loans To Pay For Graduate School

by Robert Farrington @ The College Investor

We break down the best student loans and best ways to pay for graduate school - so you can know what your options are to make it affordable.

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List of IRS forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in late February or into March 2013

by RJ @ Tax Services Tampa

The following tax forms will be accepted by the IRS in late February or into March after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems. A specific date will be announced in the near future. Form 3800...

Paylocity Announces Acquisition of TPA BeneFLEX

by Alissa Baranski @ Paylocity

Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY), a cloud-based provider of payroll and human capital management (“HCM”) software solutions, announced today the acquisition of substantially all the assets of BeneFLEX HR Resources, Inc. (“BeneFLEX”), a privately held third-party benefits administration company in an all-cash transaction.   Founded in 1994 and headquartered in St. Louis, BeneFLEX administers employee benefit plans,... Read more »

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¿Por qué pagamos impuestos? Un repaso rápido

by Wes Flippo @ Community Tax

Alrededor de la mitad de la primavera escucharás los gemidos y quejidos de los adultos angustiados quejándose de los impuestos al ingreso. Claro, todos sabemos que es un requisito legal,…

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Historias de terror tributarias

by Wes Flippo @ Community Tax

Historias de terror tributarias “Mi historia de auditoría del IRS” por Jay B. Carrol En 2010, la auditoría fiscal de Jay Carrol y su esposa acabó en un golpe financiero…

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Top Four Reasons to File an Amended Return

by Elyce Harmon @ Tax Information Center

Here are the Top 4 reasons to file an amended return (Form 1040X). 1. Correct an error or omission to your income. If you find out after you file that you left income off your return (from Form W-2 or 1099, for example), or you got a corrected information statement with different income or withholding […]

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2018 IRS Income Tax Refund Chart - When Will I Get My Tax Refund?

2018 IRS Income Tax Refund Chart - When Will I Get My Tax Refund?


CPA Practice Advisor

If you're one of the millions of Americans who are wondering, "When can I expect my income tax refund?" we have the answer. It depends on a couple of things, but the good news is that there are several tools to help find out. (This article was updated...

TaxAct Review 2017 – A Powerful Tax Software Solution to Fill Most Needs

by Kevin Mercadante @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

TaxAct is one of the leading tax preparation software packages available. The service was founded in 1998, and it enables you to prepare all types of returns, regardless of the degree of difficulty. Small and medium-size business tax returns are a niche of this product, but they even have a professional edition available for career ... Read More about TaxAct Review 2017 – A Powerful Tax Software Solution to Fill Most Needs

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TPG is ready to issue taxpayer advances!

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

TPG to begin issuing advances January 17 As excitement builds for the start of tax season, make sure you're all set with an advance program that you can trust.¹ We get paid when you get paid Don't get stuck paying for a loan that never funded Since TPG only approves advance loans that have been…

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FBI and IRS Warn of Potential Direct Deposit Phishing Scheme | Paylocity

FBI and IRS Warn of Potential Direct Deposit Phishing Scheme | Paylocity


Paylocity

FBI and IRS have recently issued releases warning Employers about a potential security threat targeting Direct Deposits received by employees and taxpayers.  Employees who use a self-service portal to update their personal information, such as bank routing and account numbers, are particularly vulnerable to this scam.     Employers that pay wages using direct deposit... Read more »

Overtime Pay on a Flat Sum Bonus

by Kira Hoskey @ Paylocity

The California Supreme Court recently clarified how an employer is to pay overtime on single lump sum bonuses. The Court stated that the DLSE’s interpretation of the overtime calculation with the flat sum bonus in a single pay period accurately reflected valid sections of the Labor Code.     In this decision, a flat sum... Read more »

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Help clients get their money fast

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

When you have clients using one of the cards shown below, provide an extra level of service by helping them get their direct deposit info via text.   Help clients get their refund fast Cardholders can text the info below to get their direct deposit info for their Refund Transfer. Enter their RTN & DAN so…

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Regulatory Compliance: Physician Needs Assessments Are an Integral Step

by Tynan Kugler @ PYA

Compliance Today magazine recently published an article, “Regulatory Compliance: Physician Needs Assessments Are an Integral Step,” authored by PYA Principal Tynan O. Kugler. It highlights the critical role physician needs assessments (PNAs) play in developing and justifying a hospital’s recruitment or affiliation strategy, and the way in which PNAs and the determination of fair market […]

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The IRS Is Losing Money With Its Private Debt Collection Efforts

by Matt Robinson @ Tax Debt Help

In 2017, the IRS hired and paid private debt collection agencies $20 million, but these firms only collected $6.7 million, meaning the IRS lost over $13 million in the process. Besides losing the government money, the program has arguably been a failure in countless other ways. Expectations for the IRS Private Debt Collection Program According to USA Today, taxpayers owe the IRS $400 billion in […]

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2018 IRS Tax Refund Schedule (2017 Tax Year) – When Will I Receive My Tax Refund?

by Ryan Guina @ The Military Wallet

When it comes to filing a federal tax return, there are a few questions that people care about more than any other – how much am I paying on taxes, how much will I get back in my tax refund, and when will I receive it? Everything else, the say, is just details. There is [...]

Taxpayer Bill of Rights

by RJ @ Tax Services Tampa

  It’s the 2017 TAX SEASON! Did you know that you have rights and the IRS has a special obligation to protect them? As a tax paying citizen you are entitled to the following rights; The Right to Be Informed...

The Shift in the Compliance Landscape

by Susan Thomas @ PYA

Healthcare organizations can no longer only focus on coding and billing compliance risks. Over time, compliance risk exposure has grown to include complex issues such as financial arrangements, real estate, cybersecurity, vendor management, and post-acute care services.  It takes an active compliance program and effective risk management to survive the transformative shift that has taken […]

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Cybersecurity Framework “SOCs” It to Cyber Threats

by Barry Mathis @ PYA

Businesses are increasingly reliant on technology to achieve organizational objectives. However, with the convenience and efficiency of technology come intensifying risks of data loss and theft. High-profile data breaches top news headlines daily. Protecting your organization’s electronic assets from theft is an utmost priority. Cybersecurity deficiencies can expose organizations to irreparable reputational damage. Evaluating your […]

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IRS Help – Horario del IRS F – Ganancias y pérdidas agrícolas

by Wes Flippo @ Community Tax

Ayuda del IRS ¿Necesitas la ayuda del IRS y comprender el Anexo F? Debido a que el negocio de la agricultura es particular en sus métodos de determinación de ingresos…

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Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Coming Soon

by Kira Hoskey @ Paylocity

As of July 01, 2018 Massachusetts employers will be required to comply with the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA). This is considered to be one of the most expansive equal pay laws in the United States.     On July 23, 2016, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Act to Establish Pay Equity. The purpose of... Read more »

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Ayuda sobre el IRS: el IRS publica la lista de “las doce estafas más sucias”

by Wes Flippo @ Community Tax

Ayuda sobre el IRS El IRS ha estado desglosando lentamente su lista de estafas impositivas de “las doce estafas más sucias” desde principios de 2015. En febrero, finalmente anunció la…

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Important Tax Law Changes You Need to Know [ Updated for 2018]

by Philip Taylor @ PT Money

Getting psyched to do your taxes? I suppose if you're expecting a refund you might be. Or if you're kind of a tax nerd like me, you might take some pleasure in breaking down the tables and watching the software do its thing. Or you might be interested to see how the recent Tax Cuts […]

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Quick, 10 Ways to Reduce Your 2017 Federal Tax Liability

by Matt Robinson @ Tax Debt Help

The last day of the year is just around the corner, and if you’re someone who usually faces a tax bill in April, this is your last chance to lower your tax liability for 2017. Even though there are only a couple weeks left in the year, there are lots of things you can still do. Here are 10 ways to reduce your 2017 Federal […]

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Servicios de preparación de impuestos: Eligiendo la empresa de preparación de impuestos correcta

by Wes Flippo @ Community Tax

Cuando eliges una empresa de preparación de impuestos, estás poniendo tu futuro financiero en sus manos. Esta puede ser una experiencia enervante, pero un profesional de impuestos calificado tiene la…

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IRS Letter 1025A – Incomplete Appeal Request

by Elyce Harmon @ Tax Information Center

Additional information is needed to forward your case to the Office of Appeals. Type of notice: Return accuracy Possible next step: Address an IRS audit Also see: IRS penalties, IRS bill for unpaid taxes Why you received IRS Letter 1025A You filed a tax return that the IRS selected for audit. You disagreed with the […]

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TurboTax user hacked, gets bank account frozen after IRS refund scam: Money Matters

TurboTax user hacked, gets bank account frozen after IRS refund scam: Money Matters


cleveland.com

My bank account was frozen last week because someone deposited checks into my account that I knew nothing about! One is a check from the U.S. Treasury for $976.10. The other is a cashier's check from Chase for $550. It appears the checks were mobile deposited. I have no idea how.

What Is Head of Household and Who Can Claim It?

by Lynn Ebel @ Tax Information Center

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on January 29, 2014.  Head of household is a filing status for single or unmarried taxpayers who have maintained a home for a qualifying person, such as a child or relative. This filing status provides a larger standard deduction and more generous tax rates for calculating federal income […]

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Attract more clients in 2018

by Ryan Melius @ SBTPG

The FastCashADVANCE tax time advance may be the single most effective way to attract and retain clients. We're doing even more in 2018 to help our tax professional partners succeed.   Enhancements that give you an edge Advance increased for 2018 The larger advance amount with Fast Cash Advance will help you attract and retain more clients*…

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Get 100% Free Talk, Text & 4GB Data for One Penny with FreedomPop

by Emily Guy Birken @ PT Money

This post is brought to you by FreedomPop. While this is a sponsored post, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. I’ve long been impressed by the offerings of FreedomPop, the no-really-we’re-not-kidding FREE mobile and Internet service provider that has been disrupting the mobile service model since 2011. While their 100% free plans […]

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5 Surprising Tax Law Changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Bryan Jinks @ Tax Debt Help

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has made sweeping changes to the United States tax laws. You have probably heard about some of the major changes that take effect beginning in 2018—a big cut to the corporate tax rate, lower marginal rates across the board, and a larger standard deduction. But there are some other less publicized changes that will still have a significant […]

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Compare Tax Services and Gain Tax-Time Confidence

by Susan Fish @ Tax Information Center

Choosing a company to help you with your taxes can be a big decision. After all, at tax time, you want to know that your taxes are being done right and feel confident you’re getting the most money back possible. If you’re comparing tax services or switching, be sure to consider these factors so you […]

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Credit Unions vs Banks – How they Differ and What It Means to You

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

Savvy consumers know they shouldn’t pay too much for banking services (after all, that is how banks make money). That’s why a record number of Americans are turning to credit unions for their banking needs. A lot of this has had to do with efforts to encourage consumers to move their money from big banks charging ... Read More about Credit Unions vs Banks – How they Differ and What It Means to You

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Should a funeral director remit Use Tax on every item for which the director does not pay Sales Tax, regardless of whether the item is used during a funeral service?

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Should a funeral director remit Use Tax on every item for which the director does not pay Sales Tax, regardless of whether the item is used during a funeral service?

IRS eFIle Update

by RJ @ Tax Services Tampa

Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30....

Can an out-of-state vendor collect Pennsylvania Sales Tax when the funeral director purchases an item for use in a funeral service?

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Can an out-of-state vendor collect Pennsylvania Sales Tax when the funeral director purchases an item for use in a funeral service?

Chase Business Checking Account Review – and $200 Sign Up Bonus!

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

Chase Bank is one of the largest banks in the US, with the second highest number of physical branches. This makes them well-positioned to offer a Business Checking product that can meet the needs of just about any size business. In this Chase Business Checking review, we take a deep look at what Chase Bank ... Read More about Chase Business Checking Account Review – and $200 Sign Up Bonus!

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Learn How to Get Tax Refunds By Direct Deposit and Problems to Avoid

Learn How to Get Tax Refunds By Direct Deposit and Problems to Avoid


The Balance

You can receive your refund by direct deposit but make sure your bank information is correct on your return. Here is what to do if you make a mistake.

2018 IRS Tax Refund Schedule - Direct Deposit Dates - 2017 Tax Year

2018 IRS Tax Refund Schedule - Direct Deposit Dates - 2017 Tax Year


The Military Wallet

Updated 2018. This IRS tax refund schedule shows when you will receive your federal tax refund for direct deposits or checks. Covers 2017 tax year. Use this table to check your IRS refund status. Additional resources & Frequently Asked Questions about the tax refund calendar.

Blooom: Finally, a Robo-Advisor to Help You Manage Your 401K

by Ashley Chorpenning @ PT Money

When you started your first job, were you offered a 401(k) account? And if you were, did you even know what that meant? PT's note: When I started my first big career job (nine months with KPMG out of Shreveport, LA) I never invested with the 401K! I didn't even get the match! It wasn't […]

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Discretionary Income Calculator: See How It Impacts Your Student Loans

Discretionary Income Calculator: See How It Impacts Your Student Loans

by Robert Farrington @ The College Investor

Use our discretionary income calculator and see how your income can impact your student loans and income driven repayment plans.

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