Tag Archive: Clay Sanford

Jul 24 2013

Lone Star State: Tax breaks for job hunters

Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return. …

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May 06 2013

Escape tax surprises

Many taxpayers have more taxes withheld from their pay than necessary. You should try to have your income tax withholding match your actual tax liability, especially if you normally get a large refund and you would like more money in your paycheck. If not enough tax is withheld, you will owe tax at the end …

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Jul 21 2012

Personal financial change: adjust withholdings

According to Clay Sanford, IRS spokesman one should try to have their income tax withholding match actual tax liability. If not enough tax is withheld, you will owe tax at the end of the year and may have to pay interest and a penalty. If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use …

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May 21 2012

Applying for financial aid

IRS system helps with college application process By Clay Sanford/Special to ETR   College-bound students and their parents typically want to make every dollar and every minute of the college experience count including money spent on tuition and time spent on the college financial aid application process. “The Internal Revenue Service is helping minimize the …

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May 15 2012

Paperwork after tax filing season

Now that the tax filing season has come and gone, you may be wondering how long to keep records and what records to keep.  Keeping necessary records after you file your taxes is a good idea, as they will help you with documentation and substantiation if the IRS selects your return for an audit. “Normally, …

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Apr 10 2012

Fast tips for last-minute filers

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you still have options. First, you can electronically prepare and file your tax return. In most cases, you can do so for free by going to IRS.gov and clicking on the blue and green Free File icon. “If you owe taxes, you can e-file now and pay later …

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Nov 16 2011

Tax tips for holiday charitable giving

The spirit of giving seems to grow during the holiday season, and many donations are made to charitable causes at this special time of year. The IRS reminded taxpayers today to keep some important points in mind when making donations with the expectation of deducting them on a federal tax return. You can deduct donations …

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Aug 16 2011

Back-to-school budgeting tips

By Jason Alderman Whether you’re a recent graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, it will soon be time to get to campus – and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind. “Be sure not to overlook any tax credits or deductions for education,” said Clay …

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