Posts on Jan 1970

Picking out a college? See if it qualifies.

Some people are surprised when little Johnny or Jane’s college or school they picked out ends up NOT being eligible for a tax credit. Qualified institutions include any college, university, vocational school, or other post secondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program run by the U.S. Department of Education.  This includes most […]

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Family vacations and tax deductions…..

If you work a business trip correctly, then you can possibly deduct at least part of it on your tax return. Let’s assume you are self employed and need to visit clients or vendors somewhere.  Or perhaps you need to attend a job related conference.   Well, take your family along and let them have […]

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Scams involving Orlando & other Scam Calls

Please be careful when receiving calls from organizations claiming to be taking donations to benefit victims of the Orlando shootings. Here is an IRS link with info. And just as another reminder….the IRS will not call you on the phone.  We are still receiving calls asking if calls from the IRS are real.  They are […]

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Summer camp-is it deductible?

So the kids are on summer break.  Ahhh….all that quality time you can have with them now.   Yay!  But wait……did you say they are just on their screens….well you aren’t alone.   It’s not like the good ole days when kids would play outside all day….bike rides, kickball, swimming, etc. etc.   Now it […]

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The IRS will NOT call you on the phone!!

Please remember….the IRS will contact you by mail.  They will not call you on the phone.  If someone calls claiming to be the IRS do yourself a favor and just hang up the phone. IRS Scams Forbes.com article on this topic. This actually  happened to my neighbor who unfortunately fell for it and gave them […]

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What time is it? CICADA TIME!!!

Well, sure, in some places.  Those of us overtaken with the alien-like creatures get lulled to sleep by the sweet sound of millions of chirping cicadas.  zzzzz…….. What else is it time for?   It’s time to pay your second quarter tax estimated payments for 2016. Estimates are due: April 18, 2016, June 15, 2016, […]

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