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NEW (E)Mail-in Service!!!! Convenient, right?

You’re busy.  Getting your taxes done is no fun!  You have better things to do with your evenings after work. Right? We have a handy dandy (E)Mail-in Service that will save you time and stress. We can help!  Just take the following steps to have a stress-free, non-time consuming tax prep year AND get the […]

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EEEKKK!!! HB 5 Changes to Municipal Income Tax…

Just when we thought we all understood the thousands of intricacies of municipal tax code, they go and make changes to it. Anyone who does taxes can tell you that depending on the city where you work and the city where you live, there are different tax rates, tax credits, and so on and so […]

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HSA’s-Holiday Season Adventure? R U Ready?

You’ve got nothing to do this time of year right?  Diligently searching to find something to fill your time?  Well, maybe not…but still…… Here’s a little adventure for you to spend some time on…..think about an HSA.   It’s a bit of a Holiday Season Adventure figuring out the in’s and out’s of an HSA….a Health Savings Account.  Where […]

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EITC-The louder the house the higher the credit?

The Earned Income Tax Credit…… So, it depends…..got kids? If not, you may still qualify for a small amount. But the large dollars go to those with kids…..you get one amount for having one child and another, larger amount, for having 3 or more kids.  10 kids doesn’t get you anymore EITC than 3 kids, it just […]

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Tax Extenders ….a car to match your outfits!

So Congress still hasn’t approved the normal group of tax extenders….items they end up approving every year…at the end of the year… and making retroactive to the beginning of the year.  Reason for this?  They like to tack on extra stuff to get them passed with the package of extenders…..  eye roll.  Also, when they show […]

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Health Insurance-Better have it or else

Heard of Obamacare?  How about the penalty for not having Health Insurance all year?  Well, this year that penalty went up. It’s the greater of $325 per adult ($162.50 per child) or 2% of the household income that is over the tax filing requirement.  Maximum of $975 per family……YOWZA!!!!!     You can check out HealthCare.gov for […]

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Are you the Head of your Household or not?

This is often a confusing topic for people.  Some say “Well, I pay all the bills at my house so I must be Head of Household”, others “I’m married but we haven’t lived together for a long time, I must be single”.   Ummm…..no. There are actually lots of things to consider.   Head of Household also requires […]

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Filing deadline April 18th next year! Huh?

Yep!  The filing deadline is April 18, 2016 instead of April 15th.  Why would the IRS give us 3 EXTRA days to get our procrastinating selves together and get our taxes filed?  Is it because they CARE about us? Hmmmmm……    not likely.        Is it so we have more time on the 15th to celebrate […]

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Save for College AND Save on Taxes

Time flies!  We all know that.  One day you’re changing a diaper and the next you are buying a mini refrigerator for the dorm room.  Make paying for that dorm room a bit less painful. The earlier you start setting aside money for college the better.  Putting away money from day 1 of your child’s […]

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The Ohio ID Quiz

Yikes!! Did you get a letter from the State of Ohio Department of Taxation saying you are required to confirm your identification?   Confusing, right?  Is it real?   Yep, it is. Ohio is requiring many people to confirm their ID.  You will need to log in to the Ohio Department of Taxation of website. There is […]

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