Tax Return Estimator – Find Out How Much You’re Getting From Uncle Sam With These Tax Return Estimators

January 1, 2011

It’s almost tax time and many people are looking forward to getting big tax refunds.  Whether you’re using your tax refund to pay off credit cards, to pay for home improvements, or saving for your summer vacation, you’re probably wondering how much you can expect to receive this year. Unfortunately, you can’t file your tax […]

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Standard Mileage Rate for 2011

December 13, 2010

The IRS recently announced the standard mileage rate to be used for 2011. The standard mileage rate is the rate that taxpayers use to calculate their deduction for business use of their automobile. Also allowed are deductions for using your personal vehicle for medical and charitable purposes. The standard mileage rate for 2011 for business […]

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Did You Miss These 2009 Tax Law Changes?

December 19, 2009

We saw many tax changes in 2009.  While some will carry over into 2010, some will expire at the end of this year.  Once January 1 gets here it’s too late to reduce your 2009 tax bill, so take advantage of these tax breaks now. RMDs Suspended for 2009 One of the biggest changes for […]

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Standard Mileage Rates To Go Down In 2010

December 4, 2009

The IRS announced the standard mileage rates for 2010 this week.  The standard mileage rate is the amount used to calculate the cost of using a personal vehicle for business, charitable or medical purposes. Starting on January 1st, the standard mileage rates will be: Business: 50 cents per mile Medical or moving: 16.5 cents per […]

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3rd Quarter Tax Estimates Due Today!

September 15, 2009

Just a reminder that your third quarter 2009 tax estimate is due today (September 15). You may need to file quarterly tax estimates if you are self employed, retired, have a side job or don’t withhold enough income taxes through your job or pension. Failing to send in estimates could result in a penalty if […]

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The Ultimate eBay Spreadsheet!

April 21, 2009

If you’ve been looking for an easy way to keep track of your eBay sales and fees, then you’ve found it! Easy Auctions Tracker is the Ultimate Excel spreadsheet solution for eBay sellers and Trading Assistants. This spreadsheet doesn’t calculate your fees, it actually COLLECTS your transaction information from your eBay account for you! Easy […]

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Getting a Large Refund? Time to Adjust Your Withholding.

February 4, 2009

If you find that you are getting too large of a refund, or worse, that you are owing too much money on your tax return, you may need to adjust your income tax withholding to reduce your refund (or reduce the amount you owe). What should you claim if you want to reduce your refund, […]

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Get The ‘Stay At Home Moms Guide to Successful eBay Selling’ Free!

February 1, 2009

Suzanne, a.k.a. the eBay Selling Coach, is giving away her book, “The Stay at Home Mom’s Guide to Successful eBay Selling”.  Did I mention she’s giving it away, as in FREE? Suzanne is participating in the Good Karma Experiment on Facebook, and is hoping her guide can help people who have lost their jobs, taken […]

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W-2s and 1099s Due Monday!

January 31, 2009

If you have employees or independent contractors, you only have a few days left to prepare and issue W-2s and 1099s for them.  January 31 is the official due date, but since it falls on a Saturday this year, you have until Monday February 2 to complete your forms. Just to be clear, employees get […]

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Senate Finance Committee Approves Tax Cuts

January 30, 2009

Earlier this week the Senate Finance Committee approved approximately $522 Billion in tax cuts and incentives in an effort to stimulate the US economy. The bill includes over $340 Billion in tax cuts for families and businesses, with a special focus on creating jobs and helping unemployed Americans keep their health care coverage and find […]

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