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The Early Bird Gets the...Tax Refund? How to Approach Filing Deadlines

Winter weather may still be hanging around, but for financially-minded folks, a different kind of chill is in the air – tax season is upon us! While April 15th might feel like a distant date on the horizon, it's approaching rapidly. This begs the question: early-bird filing or a last-minute scramble? There is no magical, one-size-fits-all answer; it all boils down to your unique financial situation and goals.

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What U.S. Taxpayers Should Know about 2023 IRS Inflation Adjustments

While many routines in life remain consistent, the tax code isn't one of them. Every year brings adjustments, and 2023 is no exception to that rule. Several vital changes, driven by inflation, have impacted everything from tax brackets to retirement contributions, but don’t fret - some of the changes might even be beneficial. Read through to get a clear breakdown of what's new, and the ways in which it will (or will not) affect your tax status this year. If you need expert tax advice or clarification on any of these adjustments, arrange a meeting with your CPA or other professional tax preparer.

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The Inflation Reduction Act: Tax Benefits and Eligibility for Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 represents a significant milestone in U.S. tax legislation. Designed to address economic concerns and support various sectors of the economy, this legislation brings several key tax benefits to American taxpayers. Delve into the details of this complex yet vital piece of legislation.

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What You Need to Know About the Tax Rules for Claiming Dependents

When tax season approaches, it’s always a good idea for parents and guardians to familiarize themselves with the current rules for claiming dependents. Doing so can lead to valuable tax benefits but also comes with highly specific eligibility criteria and guidelines. Delve into the intricacies of claiming dependents on your income taxes and empower yourself with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions, maximize tax savings, and ensure full compliance with tax regulations. Here’s what you need to know about the tax rules for claiming dependents.

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Posted by: Myrick CPA Posted on: Jul 20 2023

Tax Credits You Don't Want to Miss: How to Determine Your Eligibility

Tax credits are powerful tools that directly reduce your tax liability, dollar for dollar. Unlike deductions designed to reduce your taxable income, tax credits directly reduce the amount of tax you owe. Tax credits are a great way to save money on your taxes because they can help to reduce your overall tax burden or even entitle you to a tax refund. Read on to learn more about the tax credits you don’t want to miss - and how to determine your eligibility.

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With Just Days to Go, Tax Time is Upon Us! Do You Need an Extension?

Love it or hate it, tax time is looming large. (Not that we think many of you love it, unless of course you’re receiving a tidy sum in a refund).  All through the winter, and into spring, you try to stop thinking about it (or you've completely forgotten), but the deadline is drawing very near.  You are supposed to get your taxes filed before the 18th of April, and there's no time left to tip-toe around the topic. With just days to go, tax time is truly upon us! Do you need an extension?

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Mar 02 2023

Good Tax Planning Never Leaves Money on the Table

Three kinds of taxpayers are doing their taxes incorrectly: those who are waiting for a refund, those who are dreading doing their taxes, afraid of owing as much as they did in the prior year, and those who have actually haven't got a clue as to what their taxes will look like once the dust settles. What they all have in common is insufficient planning, and each of them should take time to sit down with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and start planning for next year - because good tax planning never leaves money on the table.

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The Best Ways for Individuals and Families to Prepare for Tax Season

“Preparedness is the ultimate confidence builder” – Vince Lombardi

The time for reporting income taxes is here once again. For many, it’s a time of high anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be. As with most daunting tasks, a little preparation can go a long way toward alleviating stress and assuring smooth progress. Time spent organizing and uploading your documents prior to your virtual appointment with your CPA will serve you and your tax preparer well on multiple levels. 

For example, as you are putting your files in order, it will likely refresh your memory of events throughout the year, which may affect the amount of taxes owed. Better yet, being prepared will inevitably cut down on the time needed to complete tax filings, since there will be less back-and-forth between you and your CPA. Here are some of the best ways for individuals and families to prepare for tax season.

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Posted by: Myrick CPA Posted on: May 26 2022

Wondering Where Your Tax Refund Is?

We are now almost six weeks from the tax filing date of April 18, and some of you might be wondering where your tax refunds are. Here are some helpful suggestions about how to check on your refund.

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Posted by: Myrick CPA Posted on: Mar 24 2022

Why You Should File Electronically As Soon As Possible

COVID-19 and the resulting shutdown in 2020 disrupted nearly everything in our society and almost every business and institution. Many are still dealing with the repercussions, whether involving supply chain issues or employee shortages. One of those institutions greatly impacted by the pandemic is the IRS.

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