Tax-Related Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself

tax-related identity theftWith one of the major three credit bureaus experiencing a major security breach, it is more important than ever to protect your identity.  In 2016, 377,000 taxpayers were the victims of tax-related identity theft, and as of July 2017, the IRS has spotted an additional 107,000 victims. These numbers […]

September 12th, 2017|Tax Tips|0 Comments

3rd-Party Tax Debt Collector Contact You? Beware of Their Advice

third party tax debt collectorIf you owe the Internal Revenue Service tax money, you may know that some of the penalties for non-payment can become pricey: The IRS can impose additional late or underpayment penalties, and apply interest rate charges on amounts owed until they are resolved.  If the IRS fails to collect on the tax debt […]

Unpaid Property Taxes: What Happens and What You Can Do

unpaid property taxesOwing property taxes is scary. Worst case scenario—if you don’t pay the taxes, or you end up with unpaid property taxes for a long period of time, you lose your home. Luckily, there are a lot of options before that happens.

What If You Can’t Pay Unpaid Property Taxes?

If you […]

June 13th, 2017|Tax Tips|0 Comments

Self-Employed? How to Make Paying Taxes Manageable

self-employed-taxes-manageableI love being self-employed as a freelancer. I can work from anywhere, and I have a lot of freedom and flexibility in my schedule. However, one of the things that took some getting used to was the taxes.

When you work for someone else in a more traditional job, your employer pays part of your payroll taxes. When […]

Watch Out for Child Identity Theft

child identity theftWith tax season underway, many of us are concerned about tax ID theft. With major data breaches in the last year, including Scottrade, Anthem, T-Mobile, and even the IRS, the concern about identity (ID) theft is big. From January 25 – 29, 2016, the FTC is hosting a Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week that aims […]

January 25th, 2016|Blog Post Categories, Tax Tips|Comments Off on Watch Out for Child Identity Theft