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[ 0 ] Mar. 8, 2012

Community Bankers To Gather For 2012 ICBA Convention and Techworld

WHAT: Register today for the Independent Community Bankers of America’s (ICBA) 2012 National Convention and Techworld—the largest, most comprehensive educational event for the nation’s community bankers. Attendees will hear from Washington’s top policymakers while learning the latest top-of-mind community banking issues from more than 60 educational workshops. WHEN: Sunday, March 11, through Wednesday, March 14, […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 8, 2012

Videos On Various Aspects of Tax Law

The IRS has a site where you can watch a wide variety of video presentations on tax topics. Check it out at: http://www.irsvideos.gov/

[ 0 ] Mar. 8, 2012

Return Preparer Fraud

About 60 percent of taxpayers will use tax professionals this year to prepare and file their tax returns. Most return preparers provide honest service to their clients. But as in any other business, there are also some who prey on unsuspecting taxpayers. The IRS has some suggestions on how to prevent tax preparer fraud: Questionable […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2012

Protect Yourself From Phishing

Phishing is a scam typically carried out with the help of unsolicited email or a fake website that poses as a legitimate site to lure in potential victims and prompt them to provide valuable personal and financial information. Armed with this information, a criminal can commit identity theft or financial theft. If you receive an […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2012

Identity Theft Is On IRS Tax Scam List

Topping this year’s list Dirty Dozen list of tax scams is identity theft. In response to growing identity theft concerns, the IRS has embarked on a comprehensive strategy that is focused on preventing, detecting and resolving identity theft cases as soon as possible. In addition to the law-enforcement crackdown, the IRS has stepped up its […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2012

What Is A Refund Anticipation Check (RAC)?

A RAC is a check or other type of payment that allows you to get your refund money. RAC fees are deducted from the refund amount shown on your return. The fees include charges for tax preparation and a fee for the RAC. Before you enter into a RAC agreement with a tax preparer, the […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2012

What Is A Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL)?

A RAL is not a quick, fast or instant refund. It is a high-interest loan. The lender will charge you interest and fees, which will reduce your refund. Before you enter into a RAL agreement with a tax preparer, the preparer must give you a written disclosure statement that explains: ~you aren’t required to take […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2012

When You Tax Return Is Completed, You Should:

~review the entire return before you sign ~make sure your preparer signs the return ~get your papers back, including copies of all final returns ~get a receipt that contains the preparer’s address and phone numbers

[ 0 ] Mar. 6, 2012

A Tax Preparer Should Never….

~ask you to sign a blank return, an incomplete return, or a return with false information on it ~prepare your return without reviewing the records required to complete an accurate return, such as information about your dependents, child care expenses, or tuition payments ~guarantee that you’ll receive a tax refund ~guarantee that you’ll receive a […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 5, 2012

Hiring A Tax Preparer

Before you hire a tax preparer you should: ~ask for a written estimate of all fees before handing over your tax records ~ask if the preparer will e-file your return ~ask if the preparer will represent you if you are audited

[ 0 ] Mar. 2, 2012

Made in the U.S.A.~Bamboo Tray

Domestic Aesthetic manufactures their Bamboo Tray in Detroit, Michigan. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York. For more info, visit www.domestic-aesthetic.com. The company was supplying metal parts to the auto industry and has now embraced the innovative bamboo tray into its inventory to stay current and vital. The company also has a line of […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 1, 2012

One Day Business Startup

You can start a small business for a wide variety of reasons: flexibility, self-esteem, money, fulfilling a dream. In today’s world, many people want to start a spare or part-time business to generate extra income each month but don’t want to go through what they might perceive as the hassle of coming up with an […]

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