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IRS Tax Help ‘en Español’

February 25, 2014
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Tax information can be tough to understand, especially if it’s not in your first language. The IRS offers many free and easy-to-use products for taxpayers who speak Spanish. Here are eleven tips if you need federal tax help in Spanish. 1. Get answers 24/7.  IRS.gov/espanol has a wealth of tax information for individuals and businesses. You…

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Year-end Tax Planning: Higher Income Filers Must Navigate New Landscape

November 22, 2013
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          The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) may be appropriate for you, consult your financial advisor prior to investing. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of…

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Three Tax Scams to Beware of

September 19, 2013
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IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2013-26, August 30, 2013 Are you thinking about taxes while you’re enjoying the warm summer months? Not likely! But the IRS wants you to know that scammers ARE thinking about taxes and ways to dupe you out of your money. Tax scams can happen anytime of the year, not just during…

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Keep the Child Care Credit in Mind for Summer

June 12, 2013
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IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2013-11, May 22, 2013 If you are a working parent or plan to look for work this summer, you may need to pay for the care of your child or children. These expenses may qualify for a tax credit that can reduce your federal income taxes. The Child and Dependent…

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Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits for 2012 and Years Ahead

March 12, 2013
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*WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college education tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits. In general, the American opportunity tax credit, lifetime learning credit and tuition and fees deduction are available…

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Missing Your W-2? Here’s What to Do

February 28, 2013
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It’s a good idea to have all your tax documents together before the preparation of your 2012 tax return. You will need your W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, which employers should send by the end of January. Give it two weeks to arrive by mail. If you have not received your W-2, follow these three steps:…

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The IRS to Accept Most 2012 Tax Filings Beginning January 30

January 14, 2013
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Due to the changes in the tax law prompted by the recently enacted American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), the IRS has announced it will begin accepting 2012 tax filings on January 30. The IRS had anticipated a January 22 start date. However, forms and processes must be updated in response to the ATRA,…

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Cap Gains Tax Precludes Farmers from Passing Torch

October 29, 2012
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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2012 – The American Farm Bureau Federation today urged Congress to reform the capital gains tax because of its detriment to young and beginning farmers. In a statement submitted to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees’ joint hearing on tax reform, AFBF said the cumbersome tax makes it…

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September Is National Life Insurance Awareness Month

September 4, 2012
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Congress has proclaimed September “National Life Insurance Awareness Month,” and most states are making similar proclamations. More than 100 insurance companies and industry trade groups are expected to participate in the National Life Insurance Awareness Month campaign. While many Americans recognize that it is important to protect loved ones with life insurance, far too many…

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Understanding Probate

May 21, 2012
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When you die, you leave behind your estate. Your estate consists of your assets–all of your money, real estate, and worldly belongings. Your estate also includes your debts, expenses, and unpaid taxes. After you die, somebody must take charge of your estate and settle your affairs. This person will take your estate through probate, a…

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