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Tis the Season to Be Giving!

November is when we all start thinking about charitable giving, especially if we haven’t done a lot of giving throughout the year. It’s the time of year when we all think about how to give back – how to help others in our community, our state, our world.  At this time of year, we usually […]

Education Tax Credits – What You Need to Know

What You Should Know about Changes in Education Provisions in the Tax Law The IRS has several provisions for helping families offset the cost of education through education tax credits. Are you making the most of tax benefits designed to offset some of the high costs of education?  The American Opportunity Tax Credit, extended through […]

Identity Theft & The Fight to Stay Protected – Part 1 of 3

We all know that identity theft is on the rise.  According to CBS News, the Bureau of Justice Statistics says that over 34 million Americans have experienced identity theft of some sort. That’s more than 1 in 10 of us! We noticed an increase in tax-related identity theft this year, so we asked our IT guru, Dan […]

How the Government Shutdown Will Affect Your Taxes

Oh, the government shutdown. It was appalling, wasn’t it? Well be prepared for more chagrin, as the IRS has recently announced that we (and you) won’t be able to file taxes until early February this year! That’s right: February. The ripple effects of the shutdown are not only being felt by the thousands of Americans […]

What is a CPA??

Every field has its buzz words. Accounting is no different. We’ve got accountants, bookkeepers, tax preparers, and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to name a few. But what’s the difference? And why should you care? Let me ask you: when you hire a lawyer, you (generally) don’t ask if they have a degree or passed the […]