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  • Do-It-Yourself Identity Theft Protection
    Identity theft is a growing problem in the United States, and dozens of companies offering various forms of identity theft protection have sprung up to combat it. Unfortunately, these services often do little to actually protect people’s identities, according to … Continue reading →The post Do-It-Yourself Identity Theft Protection appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • Six Tips for Working Beyond Retirement Age
    Two-thirds of the Baby Boomer generation are now working or plan to work beyond age 65, according to a recent Transamerica Institute study. Some report they need to work because their savings declined during the financial crisis, while others say … Continue reading →The post Six Tips for Working Beyond Retirement Age appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • Business or Hobby?
    When you incorrectly claim your favorite hobby as a business, it’s like waving a red flag that says “Audit Me!” to the IRS. However, there are tax benefits if you can correctly categorize your activity as a business. Why does … Continue reading →The post Business or Hobby? appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • Marriage Tax Tips
    If you recently got married, plan to get married, or know someone taking the matrimonial plunge, here are some important tax tips every new bride and groom should know.           Notify Social Security. Notify the Social … Continue reading →The post Marriage Tax Tips appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • Three Popular Tax Breaks are Gone
    As you make plans for the 2017 tax year, take note that three popular tax breaks expired last year and won’t be available unless Congress acts to extend them. Tuition and fees deduction. You used to be able to deduct … Continue reading →The post Three Popular Tax Breaks are Gone appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • Seven Common Retirement Account Mistakes
    It is all too easy to make a mistake that can cost you plenty if you do not actively manage your retirement assets. Here are some common retirement account mistakes that can easily be avoided.           … Continue reading →The post Seven Common Retirement Account Mistakes appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • The Right Ingredients to Improve Your Credit Score
    Your credit score is important. It dictates how easy it is to obtain a loan for a car, house, or business acquisition. Your score is expressed as a number that ranges between 300 and 850 points. The closer you are … Continue reading →The post The Right Ingredients to Improve Your Credit Score appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • Inherited Property: A Matter of Value
    Avoid this potential tax headache If you are expecting to inherit property when friends or relatives pass away, know that their generosity can come with tax consequences. It’s important to understand how the value of your inheritance is determined in … Continue reading →The post Inherited Property: A Matter of Value appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • IRS Announces Annual Tax Scams
    Each year the IRS announces a list of the “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams” its agents encounter most frequently. Highlighted here are seven of the most common. Creating fake income. It has come to the attention of the IRS that some … Continue reading →The post IRS Announces Annual Tax Scams appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • Collectibles and the Tax Collector
    It typically takes a great deal of personal interest and expertise in a given field — whether it’s rare art, coins or baseball cards — to judge a treasure from a trinket. For those of you who have been bitten … Continue reading →The post Collectibles and the Tax Collector appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Use Your Tax Refund Wisely
    Three of every four Americans got a refund check last year and the average amount was $2,777, according to IRS statistics. Because the amount of a refund is often uncertain, we may be tempted to spend it without too much … Continue reading →The post Use Your Tax Refund Wisely appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Overtime Rules Go Into Overtime
    The fate of a Labor Department rule extending mandatory overtime pay to workers by doubling the eligible salary cap is uncertain under the new presidential administration. The rule introduced by the Labor Department under the direction of former President Barack … Continue reading →The post Overtime Rules Go Into Overtime appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Reminder: It is Tax Scam Season Too
    Imagine you receive a call from an IRS agent who says you owe back taxes and threatens to arrest you if you don’t immediately make a payment over the phone. Thousands of Americans faced this situation in 2016, though the … Continue reading →The post Reminder: It is Tax Scam Season Too appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • When Converting to a Roth Makes Sense
    Virtually anyone with a qualified retirement savings account can convert funds into a Roth IRA. A Roth is different from other retirement accounts in that contributions come from after-tax dollars, while earnings are tax-free. The question for taxpayers with funds … Continue reading →The post When Converting to a Roth Makes Sense appeared first on Top Tips.
  • 2017 Standard Mileage Rates
    The IRS recently announced mileage rates to be used for travel in 2017. The business mileage rate decreases by 0.5 cents while medical and moving mileage rates are lowered by 2 cents. Charitable mileage rates are unchanged. 2017 Standard Mileage … Continue reading →The post 2017 Standard Mileage Rates appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Know Your Audit Risk
    Nearly every taxpayer can imagine a worst-case scenario where they run afoul of the IRS and are selected for an audit. Here are a few areas that tend to get unwanted audit attention and ideas to help you stay prepared. … Continue reading →The post Know Your Audit Risk appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Know Your Audit Risk
    Nearly every taxpayer can imagine a worst-case scenario where they run afoul of the IRS and are selected for an audit. Here are a few areas that tend to get unwanted audit attention and ideas to help you stay prepared. … Continue reading →The post Know Your Audit Risk appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Last Year’s Tax Bill Makes This Year’s Opportunity
    For the first time in many years, it looks like a last minute tax law change will not upset your ability to fulfill a well thought out tax plan. In addition to making last minute moves to reduce your tax … Continue reading →The post Last Year’s Tax Bill Makes This Year’s Opportunity appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Private Agencies to Start Collecting for IRS
    What you need to know In late 2015 Congress required the IRS to turn over uncollected taxes it is no longer pursuing to outside collection agencies. The agencies are now selected and in early 2017 they will begin their collection … Continue reading →The post Private Agencies to Start Collecting for IRS appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Holiday Money Savings Tips
    To many the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year” but, to those on a tight budget the holidays can be very stressful. Why not save money this season by following some of these easy tips:     … Continue reading →The post Holiday Money Savings Tips appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Tick Tock. Tax Reduction Ideas Still Available
    As the end of the year approaches, there is still time to make moves to manage your tax liability. Here are some ideas to consider.   Maximize your retirement plan contributions. This includes traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, and SEP IRAs … Continue reading →The post Tick Tock. Tax Reduction Ideas Still Available appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Breaking News: 2017 Retirement Contribution & Social Security Limits
    If you have not already done so, now is the time to plan for contributions into your retirement accounts in 2017. Retirement Contribution Limits Retirement Program 2017 2016 Change Age 50 or over catch up IRA: Traditional $5,500 $5,500 none … Continue reading →The post Breaking News: 2017 Retirement Contribution & Social Security Limits appeared first on Top Tips.
  • NEW! College Aid Financial Package (FAFSA) Timing
    Annual FAFSA filing availability is now. If you have a child in college or entering college during the next school year, you need to read this. The time to apply for federal financial aid is now. The new application timeframe … Continue reading →The post NEW! College Aid Financial Package (FAFSA) Timing appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • Taxation Without Representation is Alive and Well
    Our forefathers launched the Revolutionary War with the claim “taxation without representation.” What few of us realize is that taxing the other guy who has no say in the matter is now a prevalent technique. Here are some examples.   … Continue reading →The post Taxation Without Representation is Alive and Well appeared first on Top Tips.
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  • Small Business Tax Review May be in Order
    The recent tax legislation addresses a number of tax credits and other provisions that impact small business. Planning your business’ tax bill is now more important than ever. Here are some of the key changes: First year bonus depreciation is … Continue reading →The post Small Business Tax Review May be in Order appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Tips to Make School Expenses Deductible
    It seems like summer has just begun and the Back-to-School advertising blitz has already started. Are there tax savings opportunities within this nightmare for our kids? Certainly, if you are tax smart about your spending. While the amounts may be … Continue reading →The post Tips to Make School Expenses Deductible appeared first on Top Tips.
  • What to Do With Your Social Security Statement
    The Social Security Administration is now doing a better job in sending out earnings reports by mailing paper statements to workers every five years beginning at age 25. The reports are also available online. These reports recap historic earnings and … Continue reading →The post What to Do With Your Social Security Statement appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Charitable Donations from Your IRA
    Can you take advantage? One of the temporary tax provisions made permanent as part of the tax code in late 2015 is qualified charitable distributions from IRAs for those who have reached age 70½. Unfortunately in 2014 and 2015, the … Continue reading →The post Charitable Donations from Your IRA appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Plan for Tax Filing Season Changes
    In an effort to reduce the amount of money paid to identity thieves who file fraudulent returns, the IRS will be implementing changes in the timing and way they handle the processing of tax returns. These steps will continue to … Continue reading →The post Plan for Tax Filing Season Changes appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Create your cash flow snapshot
    Identify your challenges. See if you have months where more cash is going out than is coming into your bank account. This is often when large bills are due. Try to balance these known high-expense months out over the year … Continue reading →The post Create your cash flow snapshot appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Time to Consider a Roth?
    With interest rates close to zero and a newly received refund check in hand, you may wish to consider a contribution to a Roth IRA. The Roth IRA basics Using after-tax funds, you can contribute up to $5,500 each year … Continue reading →The post Time to Consider a Roth? appeared first on Top Tips.
  • The IRS is Not Always Right
    Quotes from actual IRS correspondence received by clients: “Our records show we received a 1040X…for the tax year listed above. We’re sorry but we cannot find it.” “Our records show you owe a balance due of $0.00. If we do … Continue reading →The post The IRS is Not Always Right appeared first on Top Tips.
  • Protecting Your Social Security Number
    Very few things in life can create a higher degree of stress and hassle than having your Social Security Number (SSN) stolen. This is because, unlike other forms of ID, the SSN is virtually permanent. While most instances of SSN … Continue reading →The post Protecting Your Social Security Number appeared first on Top Tips.
  • The Chances of Being Audited
    2015 audit statistics show continued changes What are the Chances? Every year the IRS publishes the statistics on the number of tax returns they are examining. Provided here are the last three years of published information and a look back … Continue reading →The post The Chances of Being Audited appeared first on Top Tips.

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