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Make the most of these tax savings before summer ends

Summer is coming to an end. This becomes apparent whenever you enter a big box store and see the shift of stock away from swimsuits and beach umbrellas towards backpacks and winter coats. But did you know that warm weather is not the only thing about to come to an end? There are also certain tax savings that will expire with the end of the summer season.

Tips to avoid two common audit triggers

Filing taxes is often a frustrating process. This frustration can grow exponentially in the event that a tax return triggers an audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You can mitigate the risk of becoming the target of an audit by becoming familiar with common triggers.

When is a Texas Automotive Oil Sales Fee due?

If you sell oil in Texas, you likely need to pay the Texas Automotive Oil Sales Fee. The application for the Automotive Oil Sales Fee states that everyone that either manufacturers and sells automotive oil in the state, imports oil into the state for sale, use or consumption or sells more than 25,000 gallons of automotive oil annually and owns a warehouse or distribution center in the state must file an Application for the Automotive Oil Sales Fee Questionnaire

Understanding disaster-based tax credits and deductions

We are now in the thick of the Atlantic hurricane season, something many of us in Texas have to be concerned about, particularly if we own property along the Gulf. Of course, summer also frequently brings severe thunderstorms to our state, complete with damaging hail, straight-line winds, tornadoes and devastating lightning strikes.

Tax filing discrepancies could lead to an audit

In many cases, if someone is told that they will be audited, it can lead to a lot of stress. Not only was the whole process of filing taxes stressful and tedious, but now you have to go through all of the numbers again and be able to prove that they are accurate. If you get a notice of an audit, you might ask yourself “What did I do wrong?” In some cases, an audit is just a matter of chance. In other cases, though, some discrepancy may have triggered some questions from the IRS.

The earned income tax credit (EITC): refund delays and audit risks

The earned income tax credit (EITC) is supposed to help people with low income, especially those with children, by providing a refundable tax credit.In recent years, however, the IRS has stepped up audits of returns that claim the EITC, after critics contended that the credit was awarded too freely.In this post, we will use a Q & A format to update you on how a new law will delay refunds on returns that claim the EITC.

If not with audits, what will IRS use to collect?

Audits by the taxman are scary things. No Texas business or resident likes the idea of facing off with the IRS. However, what readers may be surprised to learn is that the IRS doesn't much care for audits, either. Its own studies reveal that audits are time consuming for the agency and don't yield as much in revenue as might be desired.

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