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Three tips to avoid a surprise tax bill

The United States tax system is complicated. To make matters even more difficult to navigate, the government recently changed the tax code with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). A failure to follow the rules can result in serious fines and, depending on the mistake, potential imprisonment. The following […]


Reality TV star indicted for tax evasion

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released an indictment for Todd and Julie Chrisley, from the show Chrisley Knows Best. The government has charged the couple with tax crimes including bank fraud and tax evasion. According to the government, the reality television stars would fraudulently obtain bank loans and failing […]


What does it mean to get audited by the IRS?

Opening up your mail to find a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) likely leads to stress. Unless you are expecting a tax return in the form of a check — that is likely the only time anyone is excited to get a mailing from the Uncle Sam. For […]


3 times summertime fun can mean tax savings

There are some activities that are synonymous with summertime: barbeques, boat rides, and family road trips are a few that often come to mind. In some cases, summer fun can lead to tax savings. Three examples to watch for include: Spring cleaning and donations. Just before summer kicks off, many clean […]


Small business tax audits: A primer

Business owners must balance their passion for their market with business logistics. Owners must manage their budgets and, at times, navigate human resources issues. In some cases, the owner may even need to navigate a discussion with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This conversation would occur if the agency decides […]


Local tax preparer’s office shut down by feds

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to crackdown on tax preparation fraud. The government takes the threat so seriously that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has listed return preparer fraud as one of its Dirty Dozen Tax Scams. What is the most recent case? The DOJ recently filed a case against […]