Tag: Money

Gambling, Wins and Losses What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  Unfortunately, the IRS tends to disagree with that sentiment, especially when it comes to your taxes.  Whether you are a consistent gambler or your winnings (or losses) are the …

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  An unexpected call from the IRS trying to collect back taxes is never fun, and recently, it became more likely.  In December 2015, the IRS started to use four private collection agencies (CBE, ConServe, Performant, and Pioneer) to collect …

Owe Back Taxes? PCAs, Tax Scams, And You Read More »

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The value of a dollar is something that always seems to be fluctuating. Market trends, inflation, and other factors all play a part in determining the value of a dollar. But did you know that where you live can also …

Dollar and Sense–What’s Your Money Worth? Read More »

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How do you teach your kids the value of a dollar? I remember a recent conversation with a friend of mine. She was adamant that giving kids an allowance was something she would NEVER do. Why should she pay her …

Value of A Dollar: Teaching Your Kids Read More »

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Inflated Refund Claims Remain on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous tax return preparers pushing inflated tax …

Scam Artists Lure Victims Promising Outlandish Refunds! Read More »

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During the holiday season a missed or stolen package can be aggravating, which is doubtless why you eagerly watched for deliveries all December, calling the nanosecond you suspected a problem. Unfortunately, many employers don’t send tracking numbers when the packet …

It’s tax season. Do you know where your mail is? Read More »

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you …

Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls Read More »

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