Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

There are many tax scams out there with the purpose of stealing your identity, stealing your money, or filing fraudulent tax returns using your private information. Tax scammers work year-round, not just during tax season and target virtually everyone. Stay alert to the ways that criminals pose as the IRS to trick you out of […]

Tax Strategies for the Retired Taxpayer: Convert your IRA’s Required Minimum Distribution into a Qualified Charitable Distribution

After years of saving for retirement, it’s time to start using those savings—even if you don’t really need to.  Once you reach 70 ½ years old, you must begin taking annual distributions from your qualified retirement plan.  This is called a required minimum distribution (RMD.)  If you don’t take your RMD, the IRS imposes a […]

Due Diligence Requirements

As your tax professional, we may be asking you additional questions next year that are required by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Tax preparers must collect new information from clients who qualify for any of the following tax credits: Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) Child Tax Credit (CTC) American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) Head […]