Tag Archive: IRS

May 03

Lone Star State: Charity Scams

It’s sad but true. Following major disasters and tragedies, scam artists impersonate charities to steal money or get private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Fraudulent schemes involve solicitations by phone, social media, email or in-person. Scam artists use a variety of tactics. Some operate bogus charities that contact people by telephone to solicit money or financial …

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Mar 04

Should you hire a tax preparer?

The U.S. tax code grows more complicated every year and currently spans thousands of pages – even government experts can’t agree exactly how long it is. So it’s not surprising that millions of Americans hire professional tax preparers to complete their returns. Relinquishing the onerous task of calculating your taxes to a professional may save …

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Jan 22

Tax Trickery

January-17-24-2013

Hucksters target local churches, seniors with promises of stimulus money. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently issued a warning to avoid using Syam Tax Services pending his department’s investigation of this business for a tax fraud scheme. Court documents now reveal how Syam used recruiters to canvass churches and senior centers throughout East Texas in …

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Jul 31

Is the IRS' 'marriage penalty' real?

By Jason Alderman If your spouse-to-be is considering postponing the wedding because of fears about the so-called “marriage penalty,” you two probably have bigger issues than whether you’ll have to pay higher taxes as a married couple than when you were single. Having said that, marriage does indeed have many financial ramifications – both good …

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Jul 21

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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Jul 21

Shameless tax loopholes

Sen. Lindsey Graham says tax-avoiding gimmicks are “American.” By William A. Collins Don’t just hang Your head and moan, Buy a loophole Of your own. One intriguing aspect of today’s taxation debate is that it’s so shameless. Republican leaders aren’t embarrassed in the slightest to shill for the rich. Consider this gem from Sen. Lindsey …

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Jun 18

‘Innocent Spouse Relief’ protects against tax fraud

By Jason Alderman I’ll wager that when most brides and grooms utter the phrase, “For better or for worse,” the “worse” they’re imagining probably involves situations like getting laid off or a prolonged family illness – not being the victim of tax fraud perpetrated by a current or former spouse. Married couples typically file joint …

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