Amidst all the holiday parties and get-togethers, take a few minutes to save yourself hassle in 2020.  Think you know you’re getting a tax refund when you file? Things that happen now might change what you think you will get.  You could even owe the government more money! Know what you owe. Certain financial transactions…

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We are in the final stretch of 2019 and now is a good time to check your withholding estimator.  Grab your paystubs and other income documents from all income sources.  Grab your most recent documents on pensions, annuities, Social Security benefits and self-employment income, as well as 2018 tax return.  Go to irs.gov and check…

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File on time, every time.  This is actually a good tax tip for every US Taxpayer: File your tax return by April 15.  If you don’t owe US taxes on your foreign income, the IRS extends that deadline by two months, June 15.  You may apply for additional extensions through October 15, but you may…

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In a celebration of the international day of sign languages, IRS ASL Channel on YouTube featured several tax topics: Tax Tips – videos on general tax topics – meant to help people understand their tax responsibilities ID Theft – as taxpayers and their returns becomes a major target for identity thieves, the IRS provides videos…

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Expatriate taxpayers may need to be aware of tax consequences in multiple nations.  When the rules in those nations change, following them becomes more complicated.  Recently the United States’ Internal Revenue Service came out with guidance forms and instructions for provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act under the name Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income,…

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