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Retirement and Taxes: The Basics of IRAs

Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) provide tax incentives for people to make investments that can provide financial security for their retirement. These can be set up with a bank, life insurance company, mutual fund, or stockbroker. What you should know: Contribution: … Continue reading

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What You Should and Shouldn’t Do With Mail from the IRS

Take timely action. If you owe and you act quickly, you minimize additional interest and penalty charges. Review the information. If the notice is about a changed or corrected tax return, you should compare the information with the original tax … Continue reading

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IRS continues adjustments to unemployment compensation, prepares another 1.5 million refunds

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service said that another 1.5 million taxpayers will be receiving refunds averaging more than $1,600. The IRS is adjusting unemployment compensation from previously filed income tax returns as a result of the American Rescue Plan … Continue reading

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IRS Refuses Money from Disgraced Attorney

A Texas attorney, who is facing up to 20 years in a federal prison, tried to pay the IRS $82,400 towards his back taxes.  However, the IRS refused the money because the IRS believes the attorney stole the money from … Continue reading

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Deductible Muscles

Wheir was a body builder who attempted to deduct some body building expenses because he believed he was in the business of body building. Some of his expenses included bison meat, which he ate at the rate of 3 pounds … Continue reading

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Drugs and the Tax Man

Regardless of whether their activities are legal under state law, drug dealers have to deal with special tax laws designed to discourage their activities. IRC 280E states that any deductions from an illegal drug business  are not allowed. The definition … Continue reading

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Lawyer Jailed for 18 Months for Defrauding NFL Players

A former Chicago attorney has been sentenced to 18 months for orchestrating a tax fraud scheme that defrauded millions of taxes from the IRS and financially harmed NFL players. If you have been charged with a crime and need legal … Continue reading

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Things To Do with Your Income Tax Refund

Each year, around this time, you may be getting a tax refund.  Instead of spending it on a big screen TV or a new IPhone, here are a few other things to spend your refund on: Start a savings account … Continue reading

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Unclaimed Tax Refunds Reaches $1 Billion

The IRS has recently announced that the amount of unclaimed income tax refunds now totals more than $1 billion.  The IRS estimates that 11,100 people in Kansas are due a refund with the average refund being $746.  The IRS estimates … Continue reading

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IRS Relaxes IRA Transfer Rules

The IRS has recently relaxed a long-time rule punishing people who do not correctly transfer money from one retirement account to another within sixty (60) days of pulling out the money.  Now, the IRS offers some exceptions to this sixty … Continue reading

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