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From the Archives: The IRS’s Preparer Directory Will Be Bad News for Enrolled Agents

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , , |

It's a holiday week, so I'm re-publishing popular blog posts from the past. New material resumes next Tuesday the 10th. This post from almost exactly 2 years ago features me going on an editorial rant about the IRS's "Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications." Looking at this again with 2 years [...]

From the Archives: Taxpayer Identity Theft, Part 18

By | January 2nd, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

It's a holiday week so I'm re-posting popular blog posts from the past. This post from August 2013 is the next-to-last in a series of posts about a client of mine who spent more than 2 years -- or 850 days, or 2 years, 3 months, 28 days -- battling the IRS after her deceased husband's identity [...]

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From the Archives: Iowa Tuition & Fees Deduction – A Reminder from IDR

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , , |

Taxpayers can take a tuition and fees deduction on Iowa tax returns — but only if they took the tuition and fees deduction on their federal return.

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From the Archives: Yes, You Have to File a Tax Return Even If You’re 72 Years Old

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

There's a rumor out there that you can stop filing tax returns when you turn 72. This rumor is not true.

From the Archives: Baseball and “Games Behind in the Loss Column”

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: |

The concept of “games behind in the loss column” is really only relevant if two teams have played an unequal number of games. Why do pundits use this terminology so much? Because it reflects how much a team “controls its own destiny.”

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