Author Archive | Trish McIntire

For Your Consideration Sec. Lews

I didn’t watch the GOP debate the other night. But I have checked a lot of news and opinion sources about what was, and wasn’t, said. I really thought the candidates would do better with the question about what woman should be on the re-designed $10 bill. For shame! I have a list of my […]

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Six Week Warning!

I just filed my tax return. As usual, it was on extension. It took me longer to get it done this year than usual. I fell behind on record keeping when I was sick last year and it was easier to procrastinate since there was more work to do.  If your 2014 tax return has […]

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Kansas Tax Amnesty 2015

The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) has a new tax amnesty program. That means if you owe back Kansas taxes you can avoid paying the interest and penalties on the tax. The catch? You have to pay off the full tax by October 15, 2015. Between September 1 and October 15, 2015, taxpayers who owe […]

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Back to School

It’s back to school time and time to talk taxes. (Actually, I’m a little late since most schools around me started last weeks but hopefully you still have all the paperwork.) Specifically, I want to talk about records and receipts for your back-to-school expenses. Nope I’m not talking about that cute dress or awesome backpack […]

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SCOTUS Affirms ACA Subsidies

We knew that the decision would be released before the Supreme Court went on vacation and it was. Today (6/25/15) the SCOTUS affirmed the 4th Court decision in the case of King v. Burwell. The vote was 6-3 with Justices Scalia, Alito and Thomas in the minority. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the majority decision. King […]

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The IRS Lost!

A quick timeout from tax returns! Today the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the IRS a setback. In a unanimous decision it rejected the IRS’s appeal of the Loving decision. Back in 2010, the IRS set up tax preparer licensing regulations. Besides requiring an annual renewal of the PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number), the […]

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IRS Notice Prevention

(Warning – this is an overview! I’m skipping some stuff to make a point. Talk to your tax pro about your specific situation. Dependency issues are very tricky.) I would like to suggest that parents do a little IRS prevention. My suggestion is that they talk to their children about their income tax. You need […]

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Kansas Taxes – Sneaky Changes

This is a big year for Kansas taxes. Most of the tax changes the legislators made in 2012 went into effect in 2013. For individuals, the major change is how Kansa will be taxing income from a business. Basically, they won’t tax it but more about that later.  There were a number of other changes […]

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Price Increases

The IRS has announced that beginning January 1, 2014 the fees for the installment agreement and Offer in Compromise will increase. The basic fee for the installment agreement will increase from $105 to $120. Taxpayers who need to have their agreement reinstated will pay $50 which is up from $45. The fee for low income […]

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Refund Advances

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and are rested up for the holiday season. I'm still in rehab from the broken hip and have been watching more TV than I usually do. As a result, I've seen several ads for tax refund advances. Yes, tax refunds already! The tax refund advances began a few […]

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