Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Monica Gamblin of The Gamblin Group, along with Brad Bain, owner of Bain Accounting Tax Services share a few quick and easy tips.
Your tax preparation for income made in 2012 doesn't have to reach a boiling point of anxiety as April 15 nears if you remember a few important tips. W-2 Forms Monica Gamblin of The Gamblin Group blogged on Patch this week about W-2 forms and how to file your taxes even if you have yet to receive it in the mail. In her blog she said you don't have to wait for your employer to send your W-2 by the Feb 14 deadline. "Don't get frustrated if you haven't yet received your W-2 and are ready to file your taxes," she said. "Many taxpayers don't receive their W-2 within the IRS required time guidelines and the IRS has outlined the appropriate procedures if you want to file your taxes." Once you have contacted your employer, contact the IRS. After …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Volunteers help prepare basic tax returns for low income and people with disabilities from February through April.
Volunteers from St. Louis and surrounding counties are sought to provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation through the Gateway EITC Community Coalition and AARP. Volunteers must have basic computer skills to complete the e-learning course. Volunteers will provide individual tax returns for low to moderate income and disabled taxpayers for as few as four hours a week from February to April. To volunteer in St. Louis City or County, contact John Arenberg at 314-329-7973 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer in St. St. Charles, Jefferson or Franklin Counties, contact Russ Signorino at 314-539-4062 or at email@example.com. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.)
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Little things like keeping excellent records and knowing your allowed deductions go a long way in helping to speed up filing.
Tax preparers nationwide are starting to feel the heat of the season. Yes, that's right, it's mid-way through tax season again. Although there are no new changes to the filing system or tax code to report for 2011 tax returns, it's important to know common mistakes people make when filing and how to avoid them so that you can be guaranteed a maximum refund or smaller tax debt. April 17 is this year’s filing deadline. It may seem far off, but will be fast-approaching for those who are ill-prepared. The best way to get ready to file your taxes is to first gather all necessary documents, including all receipts for anything you believe you can take a deduction on. “A good rule of thumb is to begin every new year with an updated filing system…