Archive for 2010


How the New Tax Law May Impact You

On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed the tax bill into law after months of negotiations, and to our benefit, this law will be in effect for the next two years.  Enactment of this tax law confirms that individuals at all income levels won’t face an automatic hike in taxes beginning in January 2011.  There are several areas to talk about and some key points to consider now that the holiday season is over and tax season is upon us.


3 Reasons a Married Couple Should Consider Filing Separate Income Tax Returns

Most married couples file their income tax returns jointly.  However, married couples have an option—they can file married filing jointly or married filing separately.  Married couples can change their filing status from year to year.  The only requirement is that they be married, which is determined on the last day of the year.


What is Unclaimed Property and How do I Get Mine Back?

Your state may have money that belongs to you!  Lost, mislaid, and abandoned property is a category of personal property which has left the possession of its rightful owner without having directly entered the possession of another person.


Why the IRS Does Not Send You e-Mails

If you have recently received an e-mail from what you thought was the Internal Revenue Service with a warning that may have said "Last Notice”, do not open.  The government does not send out any notifications via e-mail and they certainly don’t have your e-mail address.


Overview of the Tax Provisions in the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act

The recently enacted 2010 Small Business Jobs Act includes a wide-ranging assortment of tax breaks and incentives for small business paid for with various revenue raisers. Here's a brief overview of the tax changes in the new law.


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