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MYTH: Trump’s Social Security Tax Holiday Will Help Employers and Their Employees

Well, this is a solid myth, that’s for sure.  Smart and ethical CPAs are recommending that their clients not just walk, but sprint away from the Memorandum Deferring Payroll Tax Obligation.  Let me preface this by declaring that I’m not an attorney and that all of this is my opinion.  But I can read and …Read More


IRS Makes It Easy to Pay Your Federal Student Tax On The Phone

Well, that’s a myth.  There is no such thing as a “Federal Student Tax ” (other than the larcenous interest rates they charge students)  But here are some recent things scammers do that IRS definitely will NOT do: Demanding immediate tax payment for taxes owed on an iTunes gift card. Soliciting W-2 information from payroll …Read More


I CAN’T AFFORD TO SAVE ANY MONEY THIS YEAR

The heading of this post is, as usual, a myth.  You can save money this year.  Thanks to WealthManagement.com for some of these tips: I think all parents of college-bound kids are aware of the FAFSA.  There is no charge for this application for student aid.  And the early bird gets the worm; funds are limited. …Read More


RELAX, IRS has eliminated Fraud

Wish this was true, but it’s yet another Financial Myth.  You can read the whole article here, or, my abridged version below.http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Warns-Taxpayers-to-Guard-Against-New-Tricks-by-Scam-Artists It’s good to know the 5 things IRS will not do: Angrily demand immediate payment over the phone, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill. Threaten …Read More