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Tax Preparation

Protecting Taxpayers from Abuse

Martha Bergmark | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Martha Bergmark

Tax season is an annual American ritual. For many Americans, it brings the biggest influx of money all year, giving a much-needed boost to millions of families. Yet for Americans of all backgrounds, tax filing can be a stressful and confusing experience.

What I've Learned From My 90-Year-Old Accountant

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

In this tax season marked by anxiety, my encounter with him forces me to pause. When I close that sliding glass door, I stop in wonder at his self-sufficiency and gratitude for the pieces of his life that remain intact.

Should You File Your Own Taxes? Or Should You Hire A CPA?

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 04.15.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Lots of people honor traditions. Some people eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Some people bake an apple pie on Independence Day. Me? I abide by a longstanding tradition, as well: I yank my hair out every April, when I attempt to file my own taxes.

Standardized vs. Itemized: Which Tax Deduction Do I Take?

SaveUp | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
SaveUp

How do you know whether it is more effective to take the standard vs. itemized deduction? Tax specialist Sanae Takagawa, EA has the answers. The most ...

SomeTax Preparers Are Fudging Clients' Income In Aim To Jack Up Fees

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

By David Cay Johnston NEW YORK, April 26 (Reuters) - Each year the Internal Revenue Service receives tax returns that ...

How To Make Your Life Easier

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

By Vera Gibbons NEW YORK, April 13 (Reuters) - Have you emerged yet from the mountain of receipts and financial statem...

What If You Can't Pay Your Taxes?

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money

By Amy Feldman NEW YORK, April 10 (Reuters) - It's one of the worst tax time scenarios: You discover while doing your ...

13 Things You Must Know Before Filing Your Taxes

Reader's Digest | Posted 03.19.2012 | Money

April 15, easy: Follow these tax advisors' insider tips for income tax help and stress-free filing....

Uncle Sam Bringing In The Green On St. Patrick's Day [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

With St. Patrick's Day falling on a Saturday this year, the greenest of holidays might be getting a little more raucous than usual. And by raucous, we...

IRS Likely To Be Hit With Lawsuit

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

McLEAN, Va. — After three decades as a part-time tax preparer, 80-year-old Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wis., is concerned that new IRS regulations ma...

DIY Tax Preparation: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Barbara Weltman | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

Every business owner is required to complete a tax return every year, whether or not the business makes any money. The majority opt to use tax profess...

Tax Prep Blues

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

Sorry, darlings, but it's getting close to tax time, and you know what that means. For those of us who itemize, all those little pieces of paper need ...

Don't Do It Yourself: 8 Jobs You Should Leave To The Pros

Wallet Pop | Martha C. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

You're thrifty, you're self-sufficient, you don't waste money paying for services you can do yourself. Here at WalletPop, we understand that, and we t...