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TAXPAYER GUIDE FOR IDENTITY THEFT

This 2013 tax season many clients are dealing with identity theft. The scenario; your taxes are e-filed and come back as rejected. The reason for the rejection; the IRS has already received a tax return with the use of your Social Security number. The necessary steps; fill out an affidavit, include all the required proof […]

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IRS TIPS FOR PAYING TAXES

The IRS has released ten tips for paying your taxes. 1. Never send cash 2. If you e-file, you can file and pay in a single step with an electronic funds withdrawal. Our tax software has settings that allow an electronic payment from your checking or savings account. 3. Taxes may be paid electronically using […]

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UPDATED TAX FILING DATES

IRS will accept tax business returns beginning 1/13/2014 The IRS announced that it will begin accepting business tax returns on Monday, January 13, 2014 and individual 1040 tax returns on January 31, 2014.  The IRS blamed the federal government shutdown for the delaying updating and testing the systems necessary to processing 2013 tax returns.  The […]

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MILEAGE INFORMATION FOR YOUR TAXES

The Internal Revenue Service released the optional 2014 standard mileage rates used to calculate deductible costs of using a vehicle for business, charity, moving and medical proposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a vehicle for business will be 56 cents per mile, 23.5 cents per mile for […]

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2013-2014 Business Organization Grantees

Cover Oregon Coming later this fall, Cover Oregon’s online health insurance marketplace will allow small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to provide their employees with the broad selection of easy-to-compare medical and dental plan options.  Employers will also have the option of contributing a set dollar amount toward their employee’s health insurance coverage and […]

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Shutdown Gives Tax Scammers New Opportunities to Steal

Scammers are increasingly capitalizing on the fears of taxpayers in order to illegally obtain personal and financial information. These scammers realize that, with an arsenal of collections weapons at their disposal – from liens to bank levies to wage garnishment – the IRS can be pretty intimidating. and effective. Using those same threats, scammers pose […]

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IRS Operations during lapse in Appropriations

IRS UPDATE: On Thursday the IRS release a memo to clarify their position during the government shutdown.  While IRS operations are limited, the underlying tax laws remain in effect and taxpayers should continue to pay their tax liabilities and file any returns in a timely fashion. The IRS cannot issue refunds or conduct live customer […]

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