IRS Facts about Filing & Paying Late

April 15 is the tax day deadline for most people. If you’re due a refund there’s no penalty if you file a late tax return. But if you owe taxes and you fail to file and pay on time, you’ll usually owe interest and penalties on the taxes you pay late. The number of...

The Earned Income Credit

The number of returns claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has grown in recent years, but that doesn’t mean it that taxpayers understand the complexity of it.  The earned income credit is a refundable tax credit designed for lower income working families...

Top Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

Every April, many taxpayers wait until the last minute to file their federal income tax returns, whether from taking more time to find and organize their documents or from simple procrastination. As long as individuals get their taxes in by the April 15 deadline, they...

What You Can Learn From Your Tax Return

Tax time may be over, but before you store your return in the attic, take a moment to review it. According to the Michigan Association of CPAs, you’ll find that you can discover a lot about your financial situation and identify changes that will improve your tax...
Identity Theft & Fraudulent Tax Returns

Identity Theft & Fraudulent Tax Returns

This past tax season we received many phone calls from clients complaining or concerned about the long length of time it took for them to receive their refunds. The delays in refunds were because of the new steps the IRS took this year to weed out fraudulent refund...
Common Itemized Deductions

Common Itemized Deductions

A standard deduction is a fixed amount of tax deductions from income that a taxpayer may choose to make without having to itemize them. (Standard Amounts = Single $5,700; Married Filing Jointly $11,400; Head of Household $8,400; Married Filing Separately $5,700;...