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Do a Year-End Business Review

Business owners and managers spend most of their time monitoring operations and dealing with everyday problems. But just as an annual checkup from your physician helps to monitor and manage your personal health, an annual checkup can do the same for your business. Read more

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Try a Different Gift Idea This Year

When planning gifts for children on your holiday list, you might want to think beyond the traditional retail offerings. Consider financial gifts that can bestow benefits for many years to come. Read more

IRS Offers Tax Tips for “The Season of Giving”

WASHINGTON – IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2012-15 – December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year. Here are some “Season of Giving” tips from the IRS covering everything from charity donations to refund planning: Read more

Get Organized for 1099 Filing

January is always a busy month for companies. You’re trying to get business off to a good start in the new year, you’re trying to close the books on last year, and there’s 1099 reporting to complete by month-end. Read more

Analyze Your Customers For a Better Business

If your business is like most, you put a lot of effort into attracting new customers. After all, that’s an essential part of growing the business. But sometimes it’s more productive to step back and review your existing customers, and perhaps even get rid of a few.  Read more


Give Your Children Some Lessons About Money

There’s one important subject that your children may not learn in school: personal finance. If you want your kids to pick up good money skills and become financially responsible adults, you should give them some training yourself.  Read more

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Sandy Relief

WASHINGTON – Revised version IR-2012-91 –  The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Read more


Decide When to Pay Tax on U.S. Savings Bonds

When you own Series EE or Series I savings bonds, you have a tax decision to make. Read more

Phishing Scams

Don’t Fall for Phony IRS Websites

WASHINGTON – CORRECTED SPECIAL EDITION TAX TIP 2012-13 –  The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. Read more

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The Alternative Minimum Tax: Will it Affect You?

In your tax planning, don’t overlook how your tax-saving strategies might be affected by the alternative minimum tax. Read more