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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (February 2019)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: NEW! For 2019…Tax Videos to help you understand new tax laws and deal with special situations. Surprise, no tax refund for you! What not to do if you owe the IRS. 5 Personal Finance Podcasts Actually

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Surprise, no tax refund for you! What not to do if you owe the IRS.

This is turning out to be a difficult year for a lot of taxpayers.

Major tax law changes that took effect last year are impacting people’s beloved refunds. The Internal Revenue Service reported that, as of Feb. 1, refunds are down 8.4 percent. The average refund was $1,865, compared with $2,035 for the same period a year ago.

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File your taxes soon — in case there’s another government shutdown

If you tend to procrastinate about filing your tax return, this is not the year to dawdle.

Usually everyone is fixated on April 15, when federal tax returns are typically due. But this tax season, Feb. 15 is the looming date on your calendar. That’s the day when the temporary funding ends for the federal agencies that were shut down for more than a month

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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (January 2019)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: IRS Releases New Not-Quite-Postcard-Sized Form 1040 For 2018, Plus New Schedules Tax Trends Heading Into 2019 White House Says IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds During Government Shutdown AICPA and NCCPAP ask IRS to suspend tax penalties

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How To Analyze Your Annual Credit Report And Spot Errors

Nobody really likes to think about his or her credit report. Even if you’re 99% certain that your credit is in good standing, requesting your annual credit report can be an exercise in anxiety. Imagine if you’re wrong. Maybe, all along, you didn’t really understand your report in the first place.

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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (November 2017)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: Individuals Who Need to Reconstruct Records After a Disaster IRS Warns About Tax Scams Related To Hurricanes, Wildfires & Vegas Shooting Tax Refund Fraudsters Already Had Much Of That Equifax Stolen Data Taxpayers Who Are Victims

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Understanding the Criminal Tax Plea Agreement

White collar defense attorneys and accountants engaged to assist in investigations conducted by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division are familiar with these words: “… the tax loss … is … $550,000 to $1,500,000 …” By Edward M. Waddington and Ricardo J.

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IRS Tax Tip: Taxpayers Who are Victims of Domestic Abuse Should Know Their Rights

Domestic abuse often includes control over finances. An important part of managing finances is understanding one’s tax rights. Taxpayers have the right to expect the IRS to consider facts and circumstances that might affect the individual’s taxes.

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