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How to Find a Dependable Tax Preparer This Tax Season

Mark Steber | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Selecting a tax preparer is a very important decision that you should be happy with. After all, for most Americans the annual income tax return is the single largest financial transaction they have each and every year.

The Delayed Tax Season and What It Means to You

Mark Steber | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

The IRS announced that it will delay accepting all 2012 tax returns by eight days, pushing the acceptance of both e-file and paper tax returns to January 30. But the filing deadline of April 15 remains unchanged.

Why the Fiscal Cliff Resolution Is Good for Taxpayers

Mark Steber | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Despite opinions on whether the bill is good or bad, the American Tax Relief Act of 2012 truly is a very good thing for most taxpayers. Here's why, if we look at the bill from a taxpayer's perspective.

Fiscal Cliff or Not, Tax Season Is Right Around the Corner

Mark Steber | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

It's the end of December and we are still teetering on the fiscal cliff. As we wait for some sort of resolution from Congress, what should the average taxpayer being doing to get ready for tax season?

Taxes: Who Files What, When and How?

Mark Steber | Posted 02.16.2013 | Money
Mark Steber

As the current tax year closes and the next tax season approaches, I thought it would be helpful and informative to highlight some past tax statistics and details related to tax filings in general and even some guidance on how you can make the most of this information.

With a Fiscal Cliff Looming Ahead, What Do You Need to Know?

Mark Steber | Posted 02.04.2013 | Money
Mark Steber

The Temporary Payroll Tax Holiday, a two percent reduction in employee Social Security tax withholding, expired Dec. 31, 2012. Beginning Jan. 2013, the average taxpayer will see as much as a $1,000 decrease in take-home pay.

'Tis the Season -- Top Five Things to Know, to Do and to Watch For as 2012 Comes to a Close

Mark Steber | Posted 01.27.2013 | Money
Mark Steber

The combination of expiring tax laws and tax policy changes, possible renewed retroactive provisions and last-minute legislative action calls for taxpayers to be extra careful when managing their taxes in order to ensure that there is no money left on the table.

Remaking Federalism: Now Is the Time

Mark Muro | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Mark Muro

Though Washington is fixated this month on the so-called "fiscal cliff," that manufactured face-off is a bit of a side-show. Far more disturbing is a deeper array of fundamental structural problems of federal governance, of which "Taxmageddon" is just a surface manifestation.

No Need To Panic, Fiscal Cliff Really Just 'A Minor Risk'

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The "fiscal cliff" sounds like a scary place. Headlines about "taxmaggeddon" are flashing...

Taxmageddon, the Fiscal Cliff, the Mayan Calendar, and Other Year-End Events to Watch Out for

Mark Steber | Posted 12.26.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

The Mayan calendar "end of times" prediction scheduled for Dec. 23, 2012, might not be all bad when compared and contrasted with some of the other predictions associated with Taxmageddon and the fiscal cliff on the horizon.

It's Coming...But Just What is Taxmageddon -- The Highlights

Mark Steber | Posted 12.02.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Take home pay may be lower beginning January 1, 2013 unless we get some changes to the current expiring tax provisions. Why? Three major areas of change.

Are You Ready for Taxmaggedon?

Martin Sullivan | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Martin Sullivan

A combination of spending cuts and tax increases could bring the economy to its knees at the end of 2012.

Allen West Launches Puzzling Attack

Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) has fired his first shots against Patrick Murphy, the Florida Democratic congressional candidate who followed him into his ne...