IRS Tax Tip: Know the difference between standardized and itemized deductions

It’s a good idea for people to find out if they should file using the standard deduction or itemize their deductions. Deductions reduce the amount of taxable income when filing a federal income tax return. In other words, they can reduce the amount of tax someone owes. Individuals should understand they have a choice of […]

Don’t fall victim to one of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax schemes

Accountants are not the only ones working overtime during tax season. Scammers take advantage of this time of year to prey on taxpayers to try to steal their money and identity. The IRS has begun compiling its perennial “Dirty Dozen” list of the common scams that tend to peak during the tax filing months. As […]

Florida taxpayers eligible for sales tax breaks for donating to scholarship programs

Taxpayers in Florida have some more options this year to donate to scholarship programs and receive a break on their taxes. Florida Sales Tax Credit Scholarship Program: Under legislation that was signed recently by Gov. Rick Scott, those renting or leasing property can receive a 100 percent credit on the sales tax imposed on the […]