Tax News: April ’18

  • April 01, 2018

Find a tax pro ... New estate tax figure ... IRS getting a bigger budget? ... The best and worst states for tax business ... The employer mandate is still alive

Soak up summer hiring credits

  • March 30, 2018

Hire youths eligible for the “summertime” version of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. It can be claimed for workers age 16 or 17 who reside in an empowerment zone or...

4 ways to boost depreciation

  • March 26, 2018

If qualified property is acquired and placed in service in 2018, you can benefit from enhanced “expensing” and other Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions relating to...

6 extenders for ’17 returns

  • March 21, 2018

The new Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA), which extended funding of the federal government, also revived around 30 tax provisions that had expired at the end of 2016....

How to create fillable forms in Word

  • March 16, 2018

While Word forms may look good, they can cause a lot of frustration if they don’t behave when someone fills them out, and even result in incorrect data. Microsoft...

IRS issues new passport rules

  • March 13, 2018

If you’ve booked a flight to a foreign country, it’s important to check that all your documents are in order. Strategy: Make sure that your federal income taxes are...

Ready to learn what’s new in Word?

  • March 07, 2018

If you get Microsoft Word from your Office 365 subscription, you may have noticed a few new items and wondered what they are. Some of these features are so new that they...

Make the tax grade on student loans

  • March 07, 2018

Did you or your child pay interest on a student loan last year? In that case, you may realize a tax benefit on your 2017 return.

Tax News: March ’18

  • March 01, 2018

What happens to your refund if the government shuts down again? ... The IRS website has changed ... SALT-free diet ... The color purple ... Another tax resurrection

Working with Tracked Changes in Word

  • February 23, 2018

Track Changes is a Word feature that allows you to see exactly what was changed in a document by using a kind of markup notation. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa...

Check up on medical deduction

  • February 21, 2018

Although the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act notoriously cuts back certain deductions and wipes out others, it actually liberalizes the medical expense deduction for 2017 and 2018.

Last chance for 6 deductions

  • February 20, 2018

This may be the last year you get the full tax benefit of certain tax deductions, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Records needed for business travel

  • February 15, 2018

The IRS is tough on deductions for travel expenses. Without the proper records to back up your claims, it might reduce or completely deny your write-offs. And it usually...

Spotlight 15 personal tax changes

  • January 23, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enhances and creates numerous tax breaks for individual taxpayers, but repeals or scales back a slew of others. It’s going to take time to...

Medical deduction denied

  • January 18, 2018

Medical expenses must be incurred primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness. They don’t include costs that are simply beneficial to your...