5 Things Your Tax Accountant Won’t Tell You

1. Many disastrous returns are prepared by ill-trained preparers Many people tend shop tax preparers by price and not experience. Unfortunately for these people, the old axiom ‘you get what you pay for’ is often true. Some companies put their newly hired preparers through a six-week, evenings-only tax course, and then turn them loose to […]

Tax Advice for Procrastinators

April 15 is the deadline for most Americans to file their federal and state income tax returns. There’s no need to panic if you’re not ready yet. The Internal Revenue Service offers a variety of options for procrastinators, from flexible payment options to tax extensions. You won’t be alone in seeking help, either. Taxpayers submitted […]

6 Common Tax Scams

Got hit up by some fishy tax-related scams? It must be tax season. The closer it gets to the filing deadline, the more active scammers get, from high-tech identity thieves to tried-and-true con artists. According to the IRS, these are among the 6 most common tax scams: Phishing: Con artists use unsolicited email and fake […]