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Help Preparing Your Tax Returns

Below are helpful tips from CPAs for individuals and business owners getting ready to prepare your federal and state tax returns.



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Year-End Tax Planning for 2014

With proper tax planning, you can maximize your potential tax savings and minimize your tax liability.

College and Taxes: Who takes the dependency deduction — parent or student?

If you or a member of your household is a college student, CPAs offer important tax considerations as you organize your state and federal income tax return information.

4 Basic Tax Tips about Hobbies

There are special rules and limits for deductions you can claim for those who earn income from hobbies. CPAs recommend the following four tax tips about hobbies from the IRS.



Individuals


Your Tax Return: What Could Go Wrong?

Every year mistakes are made on tax returns. What kinds of errors should you watch for?

When Do You Need a CPA?

Here are just five situations when you should really consider hiring a professional.

Affordable Care Act Part Deux: Income Taxes!

Affordable Care Act provisions will debut on your tax return for the first time this year. Get advice from Judy Herron, CPA on how this affects your tax filing.

What You Should Know about Taxes and Social Security Benefits

Will your tax bill this year include taxes on your Social Security benefits?



Small-Business Owners


Money & Life TV - Small-Business Tax Tips

Ken Yoder, manager of corporate tax at ParenteBeard, discusses independent contractor vs. employee, the Affordable Care Act tax credit, and repair regulations.

Four Tax Tips for Small-Business Owners

Although each small business is unique, you can be sure that they have a common desire to minimize taxes and make the most of the deductions for which they qualify.

Tackling Taxes if You're Self-Employed

CPAs answers some of the most frequent questions about taxes and self-employment, and offers tips that can help you lower your tax bill.




Tax Deadline - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Extensions for filing are available, but the amount of tax you owe is required by the April 15 due date.

Free Tax Forms

The IRS will no longer mail paper income tax booklets to you. There are free options to obtain paper forms, including:



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