How to Pick A Good California Tax Preparer

When you’ve worked all year, you want to be sure when tax time comes that you pick an excellent Los Angeles tax preparer. Here’s some hints to help you narrow down your choices so you can find the best professional that suits your needs.   Check Their Credentials Picking your professional here is like anything […]

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An ITIN Overview

Los Angeles ITIN Orange County

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is an important piece of documentation that is issued by the Internal Revenue Service. It is a tax number that’s used for processing and it always begins with the letter nine. These only have one intended use and that’s federal tax reporting. They are used for foreign nationals who […]

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Understanding AMT, Until It Gets Axed!

  President Trump is proposing to ax the alternative minimum tax, but for now we can’t ignore it for tax planning. What is the AMT? AMT stands for Alternative Minimum Tax. It is a second taxing system that the government runs your returns through to see if adjustment items apply. In most cases, unfortunately, these […]

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What Now for Same-Sex Married Couples? (No. 74)

There are more than 1,100 places in federal law where a protection or responsibility is based on marital status. The ruling striking down DOMA will not be effective until 25 days from the decision, but even when effective, federal agencies—including the IRS—may need and take some time to change forms, implement procedures, train personnel, and […]

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IRS Tax Tips for Taxpayers Who Travel for Charity Work

Top 10 Tax Mistakes Made by Investors Investing is a complex undertaking. The supply of investment alternatives is seemingly endless. Evaluating various alternatives can be quite difficult and very time-consuming. And unless held in check, the actual decision-making process is fraught with human emotions that often lead investors to make counterproductive investment choices. Add to […]

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