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The Importance of SEO in Website Design

While it is important to have an aesthetically appealing website, it may be more important to have good “under the hood” structure that supports SEO (search engine optimization) and inbound marketing.  One of the primary purposes, if not THE primary purpose,  of a...

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Elections. Elections. Elections.

Tax Savings can be found in the elections you make! Every year is an election year when it comes to making decisions on your annual income tax return. Here are four common examples that can create tax savings opportunities if you elect the correct option. 1. Tax...

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GREAT NEW OPTION TO REDUCE STUDENT LOAN DEBT

Newly passed tax laws could benefit many! Deep inside legislation passed in late 2019, is a provision that broadens the acceptable use of 529 college savings plan funds. Background 529 savings plans are available to set aside after-tax funds to pay for college and K...

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2020 Mileage Rates

Mileage rates for travel are now set for 2020. The standard business mileage rate decreases by 0.5 cents to 57.5 cents per mile. The medical and moving mileage rates also decreases by 3 cents to 17 cents per mile. Charitable mileage rates remain unchanged at 14 cents...

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Are you Missing a Tax Form? Not an excuse!

If you don’t receive a W-2 or 1099, is this a defense to protect yourself from not reporting the income during an audit? In short, the answer is no. You are required to report your income whether your employer or customer filed the correct form or not. So what can you...

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RECEIVE COPIES OF FRAUDULENT TAX RETURN?

WHAT DID THIEVES TRY TO STEAL? Tax identification theft is becoming all too common. Victims know how frustrating the experience can be. Thankfully, the IRS is willing to help. The frustration If you are a victim of IRS identity theft, your first instinct is to find...

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LAST MINUTE TAX-SAVINGS IDEAS

Actions you can take before time runs out! Here are five tax saving ideas that can be used by most taxpayers. But act soon, there's not much time left until our tax year comes to an end. 1. Make late-year charitable donations. Consider making donations with...

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IRS Expands ID Protection Program

The IRS is expanding a pilot program that uses Identity Protection Personal Information Numbers (IP PINs) to provide an extra layer of security for taxpayers. The program can be used by residents of the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, California, Delaware,...

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