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Getting married!

Did you get married this year?  YAY!!!  But here’s the thing, you have to tell me.  It matters. I have been pretty shocked by the number of people who come to me and tell me they are married, but it doesn’t matter for their taxes.  “We keep all our accounts separate” or “We didn’t get [...]

By |2021-12-14T17:16:22-05:00December 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Getting married!

We are moving! NEW ADDRESS 4591 Indianola

As of November 1st we will officially be in our new location, 4591 Indianola Ave. The new office has parking in the back and is handicapped accessible.  We are very excited to have a little more room and wonderful grass and trees! The alley here on the right turns directly into our parking lot. It [...]

By |2021-10-17T13:01:07-04:00October 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We are moving! NEW ADDRESS 4591 Indianola

Stimulus, stimulus, stimmy, Stewie, blewie BAM!

Ok, as of today, March 18, 2021, we have THREE stimulus bills.  They are causing a LOT of confusion. Stimulus #1 was approved in March of 2020 and starting arriving by direct deposit into bank accounts as early as April 15, 2020.  It was $1200 per adult, plus $500 for dependent children under the age [...]

By |2021-03-18T19:32:34-04:00March 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stimulus, stimulus, stimmy, Stewie, blewie BAM!

Fun forms from the IRS!!

Oh that silly IRS, sending us stuff. People tend to get a little worried when they get something from the IRS and I don't blame them.  And now that lots of people get notifications from the post office about the mail on its way I am getting questions before the envelopes even get opened. Here [...]

By |2021-03-12T20:33:29-05:00March 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fun forms from the IRS!!

Working from home, and local taxes

A good Work from Home setup, courtesy of Jake and the person who pays his bills. I'm updating this post with a photo, but also to say that I have seen very little of this issue, and I have heard even less from the taxing agencies and my professional organizations.  So I am [...]

By |2021-03-12T19:31:35-05:00January 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Working from home, and local taxes

When is a dependent not a dependent? Spoiler: Never.

I am getting questions about whether or not kids aged 17 and older will be eligible for the second stimulus payment.  The answer is no.  Eligibility for kids for both EIPs is the same; dependent children under age 17, the same population that is eligible for the child tax credit, which is $2000.  Kids 17 [...]

By |2021-01-21T15:29:36-05:00January 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When is a dependent not a dependent? Spoiler: Never.

Economic Impact Payments (EIPs)

The first stimulus payment, or economic impact payment (EIP), was part of the CARES ACT, a huge bill passed in late March.  It was intended to get money into the hands of most Americans as quickly as possible.  The payment was “means tested”, which means that how much you were eligible for was dependent upon [...]

By |2021-12-29T14:31:41-05:00January 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Economic Impact Payments (EIPs)

Tax Day II Electric Boogaloo: The Re-Taxening: Tax Returns

Happy Tax Day, y'all!  Groundhog Day was a documentary!  Who knew? I am checking out for about a week.  But I'll be back, and we'll start working again. If you have not filed your 2019 tax return, and you are a client in good standing (meaning you have paid for your 2018 return, or at [...]

By |2020-07-13T11:21:16-04:00July 14th, 2020|FAQs, News|Comments Off on Tax Day II Electric Boogaloo: The Re-Taxening: Tax Returns

Working and Social Security

I've had several clients call me with concerns about working while still receiving their Social Security benefits. There are two issues that seem to get confused and tie everyone into knots.  The first is how much you can work while you are receiving Social Security, and the second is how much of your Social Security [...]

By |2020-07-13T11:19:40-04:00July 13th, 2020|FAQs|Comments Off on Working and Social Security

You know what I did last summer?

Last summer, in the middle of August, my daughter Fin brought home a cocoon she had found on the way home from school.  When you held it in your hand it buzzed, so clearly we had to do something with it. We knew it was a moth, but really had no idea what to expect.  [...]

By |2020-07-12T09:54:54-04:00June 1st, 2020|Jane's Thoughts|2 Comments