Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice

The IRS mails millions of letters every year to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Keep the following suggestions in mind on how to best handle a letter or notice from the IRS: Do not panic. Simply responding will take care of most IRS letters and notices. Do not...

CAUTION: LANE CHANGE AHEAD

Life events happen and they usually have significant impacts on your tax situation. Did you know that your marital status as of December 31st of the tax year determines your filing status? If your wedding to your beloved takes place on December 31, then you must file...

ENTREPRENEURIAL LIFE

When I talk to people about owning my own business, they often ask if I love it. Truth? I do. Very much. However, there are moments I’d like to just chuck the whole operation and go back to a 9 to 5. These moments are fleeting; afterwards, I have flashbacks to my...

BUSINESS DEDUCTIONS: MILEAGE

The question I get more than any other from self-employed clients: what can I legitimately deduct as business expense? Unless you have employees and payroll tax, the largest deduction is often mileage. The rates for the mileage deduction change each year; for 2016 the...