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*Due to the changes in tax laws and tax forms, your taxes will likely take more time to prepare than in prior years. Therefore, the sooner you get your tax information into us, the better.

We appreciate your patience as we work through all of the income tax law and form changes this year.

As always, WE REQUIRE ALL CLIENTS sign a current year Engagement Letter and that you fill out a 2018 Tax Return Client Update Form. These forms are located on our website for you to print and fill out.
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Feb 20, 2019
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4 Overlooked Tax Deductions That Could Save You Big Bucks
Tax season is upon us again, and with it comes a raft of deductions that can save you money Opens a New Window. and pump up any refund you may get from the Internal Revenue Service. American tax filers claim, on average, just ...
Fox Business
How to Maximize Your Tax Return
Taxes are an essential part of how Americans get access to things like roads, schools, parks, emergency services, and national defense ...
Investor Junkie
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The real reason most Americans file for bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy is often considered a worst-case scenario. And for many Americans who do pursue that last-ditch effort to rescue their ...
CNBC
Your deductions may be smaller when you file your 2018 tax return
Lower tax rates might help reduce your 2018 tax bill, but new limits on many deductions could offset the benefits of lower rates. For example, five itemized deductions have shrunk or disappeared.
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No tax appointment necessary.
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For your convenience, you can simply drop your tax paperwork off at our office in 2019 or mail it to us. We will call you when your tax return is completed. You can stop by to pick it up or we can mail it to you. It's that easy!
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National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion
The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement showed ...
ABC News
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Should A Home Buyer Consider A Financing Offer By The Seller
The two letters cited in this article were received the same week. "I am about to buy a home and the seller is offering me a loan at an interest ...
Forbes
Will My Social Security Benefits Start Automatically?
Millions of seniors count on Social Security Opens a New Window. to pay the bills in retirement, and thankfully, signing up for ...
Fox Business
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The biggest financial mistake women make? Not investing enough.
Financially and otherwise, the deck tends to be stacked against women. The wage gap, which stood at 20 percent in 2017, is the most blatant ...
USA Today
Salary Secrets: What is Considered a Big Raise?
The quality of a workplace raise, it so often seems, is in the eye of the receiver. The same bump in pay can leave some with a big grin ...
Investopedia
Cartoon
"Sure, it's possible to make good money from the lottery. Invest in the company that makes the cards."
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Malcolm X Assassinated
What Year
Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity.
The day was Feb 21. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
Jim Rohn
Trivia
What year was the first penny minted?
See the answer below.
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Trivia Answer
What year was the first penny minted?
Answer: 1787