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Beware the Pump: Another Gas Tax Is on the Way

Beware the Pump: Another Gas Tax Is on the Way

If you’ve had enough with California’s high gas prices, then you might not want to keep reading, because just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, they are about to. That’s because when 2015 rolls around California residents are going to have to pay another new gas tax. In fact it’s a double-digit hike…

Try These Five Tips For Tax Savings in 2014

Try These Five Tips For Tax Savings in 2014

Everyone loves to save on their taxes, especially since it seems like the government never runs out of ways to add to American’s tax bill. So let’s discuss some helpful tips to reduce your tax bill. Although it might be too late to implement these ideas for last year’s return – unless you file an…

As Property Values Soar In California, So Do the Tax Bills

As Property Values Soar In California, So Do the Tax Bills

As Property Values Soar In California, So Do the Tax Bills When it comes to taxes, sometimes it seems like if it’s not one thing, then it’s another. During the recession, when the housing market was taking a hit due to dropping property values, county tax assessors across the state actually dropped property tax bills…

Five Tips for Planning Your Taxes for Next year

Five Tips for Planning Your Taxes for Next year

Summer is almost here and that means people are getting ready to enjoy outdoor activities like BBQs & swimming and hiking & fishing. It’s also a great time to start thinking about your taxes for next year. What? It can’t really be time to do that, can it? Well, when it comes to tax planning,…

Simple Strategies for Avoiding an IRS Audit

Simple Strategies for Avoiding an IRS Audit

Simple Strategies for Avoiding an IRS Audit sounds easy, but is it?  Yes! Are you one of those individuals where the fear of an IRS audit keeps you awake at night? Well, you are not alone.  It is one of life’s more complex fears.  Never fun going into a room with someone that wants money…

Strategies for Representing Yourself in an IRS Audit

Strategies for Representing Yourself in an IRS Audit

Strategies for Representing Yourself in an IRS Audit Have you been selected by the IRS for an audit? It’s OK. Relax; you can get through this. Although we advise you to never try to go through an audit by yourself, if you really like a challenge and would rather do it by yourself, there are…

Strategies for Representing Yourself in an IRS Audit

U.S. Government Could Lose Billions Due to Fewer Audits

U.S. Government Could Lose Billions Due to Fewer Audits Taxpayers rejoice! There may actually be some good news about tax returns this year. The US Government could lose billions due to fewer audits.  That’s because according to reports, due to  reduced staff, the IRS may be forced to reduce the number of audits it would…