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Top 5 Last-Minute Filing Tips From The IRS

Top 5 Last-Minute Filing Tips From The IRS

As the April 15 tax deadline looms, IRS spokesman Dan Boone offered these top five tips for last-minute filers: 1. Avoiding the late-filing penalty is simple. File either your tax return or an extension request before [...]

Can’t File or Pay By April 15? IRS Has Options

Can’t File or Pay By April 15? IRS Has Options

NASHVILLE — With just a few days before the April 15 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded Tennessee taxpayers that options are available if they can’t file their forms or pay their taxes on [...]

Tax Time Winding Down – Have You Filed?

Tax Time Winding Down – Have You Filed?

By Lavestia Gaston-Harper  As we count the days down to the end of Tax Season remember that e-file is a faster and more efficient way to file your taxes. Electronically filling your return helps to avoid [...]

Tax Deductions Small Businesses Often Overlook

Tax Deductions Small Businesses Often Overlook

Home-based businesses: Working from home allows for the home office deduction, but it also allows for travel expenses if the home is the place of business. When home-based business owners leave the house and travel to [...]

More Tennesseans E-Filing Their Own Tax Returns

More Tennesseans E-Filing Their Own Tax Returns

NASHVILLE, TN — With five weeks left before the April 15 tax filing deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reports that Tennesseans are e-filing tax returns in record numbers. Through March 7, the IRS has received nearly [...]

Parents Should Supervise Tax Preparation of Working Child

Parents Should Supervise Tax Preparation of Working Child

 By Lavestia Gaston – Harper Tax Accountant, Registered Investment Representative Every year when many parents prepare their tax returns they find out that their qualifying dependent has already filed their tax return online or has been prepared by [...]

Minimum Wage Jump Good for Low-Income Blacks

Minimum Wage Jump Good for Low-Income Blacks

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016 would lift nearly 1 million low-wage workers out of poverty, according to a recent report by the nonpartisan Congressional [...]

Ready to File, But No W-2 Yet?

Ready to File, But No W-2 Yet?

It helps to get all your tax documents together before starting on your 2013 tax return. You’ll need your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, which employers should send by the end of January. Give it [...]

New Tax Guide Helps People With 2013 Taxes

New Tax Guide Helps People With 2013 Taxes

WASHINGTON, DC — Taxpayers can get the most out of various tax benefits and get a jump on preparing their 2013 federal income tax returns by consulting a newly revised comprehensive tax guide now available on [...]

IRS Offers Year-End Tips for Tennesseans

IRS Offers Year-End Tips for Tennesseans

NASHVILLE, TN — The Internal Revenue Service will start accepting and processing 2013 tax returns Jan. 31, 2014. The delay is to allow time to update, program and properly test all systems after that process was [...]

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