Information on taxes.

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Still have questions after you file your tax return?

Even after your 2020 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, you may still have some questions about the return. Here are brief answers to three questions that we’re frequently asked at this time of year. Are you wondering…
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Working in the gig economy results in tax obligations

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the number of people engaged in the “gig” or sharing economy had been growing, according to several reports. And reductions in working hours during the pandemic have caused even more people to turn to gig…
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Tax filing deadline is coming up: What to know

“Tax day” is just around the corner. This year, the tax filing deadline for 2020 individual tax returns is Monday, May 17, 2021. The IRS postponed the usual April 15 due date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you still aren’t ready to file…
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Business energy credit for using alternative energy

Are you wondering whether alternative energy technologies can help you manage energy costs in your business? If so, there’s a valuable federal income tax benefit (the business energy credit) that applies to the acquisition of many types of…
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Why it’s important to meet the tax filing deadline

The May 17 filing deadline for your 2020 individual tax return is coming up soon. It’s important to file and pay your tax return on time to avoid penalties imposed by the IRS. Here are the basic rules. Failure to pay Separate penalties…
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Tax Changes Effect Unemployment and Health Insurance

In recent months, there have been a number of tax changes that may affect your individual tax bill. Many of these changes were enacted to help mitigate the financial damage caused by COVID-19. Here are two changes that may result in tax savings…
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Home sales: How to determine your "basis"

The housing market in many parts of the country is strong this spring. If you’re buying or selling a home, you should know how to determine your "basis". How it works You can claim an itemized deduction on your tax return for real estate…
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Tax advantages of hiring your child at your small business

As a business owner, you should be aware that you can save family income and payroll taxes by hiring your child and putting them on the payroll. Here are some considerations. Shifting business earnings You can turn some of your high-taxed…
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Who qualifies for “head of household” tax filing status?

When you file your tax return, you must check one of the following filing statuses: Single, married filing jointly, married filing separately, head of household or qualifying widow(er). Who qualifies to file a return as a head of household,…