IRS issues new passport rules

  • March 13, 2018

If you’ve booked a flight to a foreign country, it’s important to check that all your documents are in order. Strategy: Make sure that your federal income taxes are...

Ready to learn what’s new in Word?

  • March 07, 2018

If you get Microsoft Word from your Office 365 subscription, you may have noticed a few new items and wondered what they are. Some of these features are so new that they...

Make the tax grade on student loans

  • March 07, 2018

Did you or your child pay interest on a student loan last year? In that case, you may realize a tax benefit on your 2017 return.

Tax News: March ’18

  • March 01, 2018

What happens to your refund if the government shuts down again? ... The IRS website has changed ... SALT-free diet ... The color purple ... Another tax resurrection

Working with Tracked Changes in Word

  • February 23, 2018

Track Changes is a Word feature that allows you to see exactly what was changed in a document by using a kind of markup notation. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa...

Check up on medical deduction

  • February 21, 2018

Although the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act notoriously cuts back certain deductions and wipes out others, it actually liberalizes the medical expense deduction for 2017 and 2018.

Last chance for 6 deductions

  • February 20, 2018

This may be the last year you get the full tax benefit of certain tax deductions, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Records needed for business travel

  • February 15, 2018

The IRS is tough on deductions for travel expenses. Without the proper records to back up your claims, it might reduce or completely deny your write-offs. And it usually...

Spotlight 15 personal tax changes

  • January 23, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enhances and creates numerous tax breaks for individual taxpayers, but repeals or scales back a slew of others. It’s going to take time to...

Medical deduction denied

  • January 18, 2018

Medical expenses must be incurred primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness. They don’t include costs that are simply beneficial to your...

2018 Tax Calendar

  • December 07, 2017

Keep this tax calendar handy for reference, when needed, during the year.

Sidestep this installment sale trap

  • November 24, 2017

If you’re looking to sell real estate, you may have to structure the deal to make it acceptable to the buyer. But this could work to your tax advantage.

Keeping corporate identity in PowerPoint

  • November 06, 2017

Using a PowerPoint theme that consistently applies elements from your branding to each slide makes presentation creation easy. Here are some tips for setting up a good...