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  • 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Information

    The new Advance Child Tax Credit 2021 monthly payments are scheduled to start going out next month, on July 15th. Receiving these advance payments will reduce taxpayers’ credits traditionally on next years tax return filings. We have been getting quite a few questions on how to assist taxpayers wanting to opt-out of receiving these payments, […]

    Who do Enrolled Agents turn to for tax help?

    What is an IRS enrolled agent? Enrolled agent status is the highest credential that the IRS awards to tax professionals.  Individuals who achieve this designation have expanded abilities to help taxpayers, much like those of CPAs or attorneys.  The tax code is constantly changing, but it is certainly not simplifying. Even after IRS Enrolled Agents […]

    Immigrant Tax Services in High Demand

    Tax and immigration services are in high demand as immigration reform is on the horizon. All undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in order to file and pay their taxes. ITIN holders are eligible for various tax credits which can result in tax refunds, but […]

    Consolidating Your Tax Office Efficiency Resources

    How often does your tax office do an inventory of its efficiencies? Tax office efficiency sounds like an afterthought, but when you analyze the operational constraints that impact your efficiency, you may be able to improve office efficiency and discover areas that in turn save you time and money. Many tax offices struggle with too […]

  • End of Filing Season is November 18th, 2017

    Last day to e-file returns will be November 18th, 2017. Until that day, you can e-file tax returns from 2014, 2015, and 2016. Once e-filing opens back up for the coming season, then you will be able to e-file returns for 2015, 2016, and 2017. 

    Important Upcoming Dates

    Head’s up on some important dates! This Year’s Extension deadline is : October 16th, 2017 -Individual, C-Corp (S-corp & partnerships were September 15th) -Disaster Areas: Added time to file returns on extension, January 31st, 2018 (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria) CTEC renewal deadline is : October 3st, 2017  

    Is a Tax Preparation Business right for you?

    The tax industry is a delicate balance of chaos and repetition. Yearly updates on tax law, form revisions, tax software, and tax professional education requirements keep tax professionals busy during the off season while peak season shows just how truly chaotic tax season can be.  Every tax professional will develop their own methods of preparing […]

    Tax Office Training

    Training your tax preparers can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled a list of important tax preparer training categories. Ranging from software and tax law training to online security, with our list of best practices for tax office training, we hope this will help to ensure that you and […]

    What is the real cost of starting a tax business?

    If you are considering starting a tax preparation business, there are a few different types of actual costs to consider.  Each type of cost will require sacrifice and planning. The three main types of small business start-up costs to consider are: finances, time, and effort (mental and physical costs).  To help measure the real financial […]

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