Category Archives: Individual Taxes

Are Your Social Security Benefits Taxable?

All Social Security recipients should receive a Form SSA-1099 from the Social Security Administration which shows the total amount of their benefits. But many people may not realize the Social Security benefits they received in 2012 may be taxable. The … Continue reading

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IRS Provides Relief for Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Internal Revenue Service has announced several types of relief aimed at helping affected individuals and businesses. Here are two of them. QUALIFIED DISASTER TREATMENT OF PAYMENTS TO VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY In light … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Spend Wisely in December

While in the mode of holiday shopping, consider these 3 tax-smart purchases. Make Charitable Contributions Consider making charitable contributions before year-end both to obtain the maximum tax deduction and to fulfill any charitable programs or commitments you may have established … Continue reading

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2012 Tax Changes for Individuals

Here’s what individuals and families need to know about tax changes for 2012. From personal deductions to tax credits and educational expenses, many of the tax changes relating to individuals remain in effect through 2012 and are the result of … Continue reading

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Five Things You Can Do to Make Tax Season Smoother

We know we’ll never make tax season your favorite time of year, but perhaps we can make it easier.  Here are five things you can do now to smooth out the time required to pull your records together for your … Continue reading

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