Watch Out for ‘Ghost’ Tax Return Preparers!

Unfortunately, the list of tax scams one must be wary of during tax season is fairly lengthy. And, though you should watch out for all the scams on that list, there’s one that is particularly prominent and sneaky, and has subsequently victimized many: ghost tax return preparers. Whether you’ve already finished your taxes this year […]

How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams this Tax Season

Each year, while in the midst of tax season, taxpayers in North Carolina are warned to be wary of criminals posing as tax agents that carry out different scams. However, with every tax season comes increasingly sophisticated tax schemes, resulting in more and more reports of tax scams each year. In fact, according to a […]

6 Reasons Small Business Owners Need to Hire a CPA this Tax Season

Each year, millions of taxpayers around the country take it upon themselves to navigate through the complexities of tax preparation. However, attempting to prepare one’s taxes without assistance is very similar to attempting to perform surgery on oneself without proper training. This does not apply as much to individuals with simple income tax returns and […]

Charitable Giving Changes with the New Tax Law

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed in late 2017, it did not remove the deduction for cash and appreciated assets for nonprofit agencies. National and local nonprofits let out a collective ‘sigh of relief’ knowing donations for 2018 will remain but may look different. Exactly how different?

Why Should I Be Checking My Federal Income Tax Withholdings?

Over the last few weeks, the IRS has been issuing news releases stating that employees should check their withholding…soon. There seems to be a lot of urgency in these notices, don’t you think? While it’s always good to check your withholdings from time to time, the IRS almost seems nervous about 2018 withholdings. Find out why.