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Victim of a data breach? How to limit its impact

If you have been following our blog, you know that there are several reasons for filing your taxes early in the tax season: to ensure the security of your tax return and to promote peace of mind. Unfortunately, no matter how early you file or how many sensitive documents you shred for disposal, there are possibilities for data theft regardless of personal fastidiousness.

3 reasons to talk to an attorney if you are facing tax problems

When people hear about someone facing tax problems, they often make some unflattering assumptions about that person. They might think he or she broke the law or is trying to cheat others or the system. These assumptions can make people feel embarrassed and ashamed to discuss tax-related issues should they arise. 

Identity theft and your taxes: Prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

2016 is shaping up to be a busy year for you and your family. Your responsibilities to your children, job and house never seem to lessen. Although autumn is just beginning, you know that Christmas and New Year's Day will arrive in a blink after Halloween. When those W-2s are delivered, you know that you should track down your deductions, organize your financial accounts and commit to filing as soon as possible. Unfortunately, you usually have the deductions dispersed throughout the house and your financial paperwork is a mess. You have until April to file your taxes, so why sweat the details in January?

Fans stream to help hip hop musician deal with back taxes

Having unpaid taxes isn't a situation that only affects one particular group of people. Old or young, wealthy or not, employed or unemployed, any person can wind up owing taxes to the IRS. Generally speaking, the solutions people are faced with are the same as well. Typically, people can work out a repayment plan with the government to repay taxes and get back in good standing.

File or trash: Documents to save in the case of an audit

If you have been following our blog on tax audits, you have learned why the IRS may require an in-depth tax review and what factors may lead to an audit. Although you file your tax returns in a timely manner and provide honest information on your tax return forms, you realize that declaring the validity of filed information will not suffice if you are audited in the future. So what information should you retain in order to defend yourself during a tax audit?

Taking a gamble with the IRS? You could lose big

When you are filing your taxes, you are likely focused on reporting your income, itemizing your deductions and reporting any other money that comes in or goes out. However, it can be easy to forget some of these transactions, particularly when they were infrequent or seemingly insignificant events over the last year.

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