Is Your Sideline Activity a Business or a Hobby?

Is Your Sideline Activity  a Business or a Hobby?  Do you have a sideline activity that you think of as a  business?   From this sideline activity, are you claiming tax losses on  your Form 1040? Will the IRS consider your sideline a  business and allow your loss deductions?  The IRS likes to claim that money-losing […]

How to avoid an audit by the IRS

Audits have declined in recent years, owing to a loss of 30 percent of the IRS’ enforcement staff since 2010. In fiscal year 2016, the agency says it audited nearly 1.2 million tax returns, or just 0.6 percent of the total. Seven out of 10 audits were conducted after a notice like this: DEAR TAXPAYER, […]

Ten Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer

Always make sure you have your return prepared by someone qualified to do so. Check out this article from the IRS, Ten Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer. We train our employees each year with continuing education classes to make sure we all know the newest tax laws to prepare your return accurately! Our small […]


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