It’s Tax Time – What Do I Need?

You only do it once a year, so it can be difficult to remember what documents are needed.   If I’m your tax preparer, start with this one 2016 Client Tax Questionnaire Client Tax Questionnaire, and provide a copy of your social security card and your state issued identification. Next, do the following: FIRST – — Verify the […]

What Are ‘Qualified Education Expenses’ for Income Tax Purposes

Once you’ve chosen a school, your qualified education expenses (registration, tuition, books & supplies, and in some cases, activity fees) are generally tax advantageous unless those expenses were offset by a scholarship or grant of some kind. The two most applicable education credit options are the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. There is also […]

How the Affordable Care Act Impacts Your Taxes

The 2014 tax year will look very similar to past years; but 2015 is when you’ll see the changes.  You may: pay more taxes (especially for high income earners – ie those above $200,000/year) See forms and receive notices from the IRS that you’ve never seen before Receive tax forms from your health insurance company […]

When is the Soonest I Can Get My Taxes Prepared in 2014?

The 2014 tax season officially begins on January 31, 2014. That is the soonest you can get your taxes prepared IF you have all of your W-2, 1099 and other tax forms in your possession.  A few years ago we saw a trend where tax preparers would prepare and e-file a client’s tax return using […]