Repeal of Obamacare or the dog that caught the car

November 12, 2016 Much like the dog that spends its existence instinctively chasing cars, not really even understanding why, but doing so just because that is what it does, the republican party has existed, almost to the total exclusion of everything else, to repeal Obamacare. When I was a much younger man, with way more […]

Liberty Tax franchises closed by IRS due to alleged fraud

November 5, 2016 Liberty tax outlets across the country have suffered a string of setbacks in the past few months.  Federal authorities allege fraudulent tax returns were generated at several locations.  Most recently, three local Liberty Tax franchise stores were shut down by federal authorities and the operator of the franchise was permanently barred from […]

IRS Gives Victims of Hurricane Matthew Until March 15 to File

October 17, 2016 IRS Gives Expanded Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Matthew; Parts of Four States Eligible; Extension Filers Have Until March 15 to File Caution:  This is not an extension to pay taxes due by April 17, 2016! Read this carefully to understand the relief granted. WASHINGTON –– Hurricane Matthew victims in much […]

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Matthew

October 12, 2016 Victims of Hurricane Matthew, which took place beginning on October 4, 2016, in parts of North Carolina, may qualify for tax relief. The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. Affected areas that currently qualify include Beaufort, Bladen, Columbus, […]

SCDOR Offering Hurricane Matthew Tax Relief for Certain Taxpayers

October 12, 2016 The South Carolina Department of Revenue is extending certain South Carolina tax deadlines for taxpayers in counties declared a federal disaster area. Official information including tax types and deadlines will be outlined in a forthcoming SCDOR Information Letter. Affected counties include: Beaufort Berkeley Charleston Colleton Darlington Dillon Dorchester Florence Georgetown Horry Jasper […]

Tax Deadline Approaching for extended tax returns

September 28, 2016 If you filed form 4868 to extend the tax filing deadline for your form 1040, the extended deadline for getting your tax return filed is fast approaching.  October 15, 2016 is the statutory deadline, but since that date falls on a Saturday, the date is moved to the next business day, in […]

Tax Effects of Divorce or Separation

August 24, 2016 If you are divorcing or recently divorced, taxes may be the last thing on your mind. However, these events can have a big impact on your wallet. Alimony and a name or address change are just a few items you may need to consider. Here are some key tax tips to keep […]

Mark your calendar! The Sales Tax Holiday Weekend is coming up!

July 1, 2016 The 2016 Sales Tax Holiday Weekend begins Friday, August 5, 2016 and continues through Sunday, August 7. During this time, the 6% state sales and use tax and any local sales and use taxes will not be imposed on*: clothing and clothing accessories (e.g., hats, scarves, hosiery, handbags) footwear school supplies (e.g., pens, […]

IRS Says be Alert for Tax Scams

July 1, 2016 Tax scammers work year-round; they don’t take the summer off. The IRS urges you to stay vigilant against calls from scammers impersonating the IRS. Here are several tips from the IRS to help you avoid being a victim: Scams use scare tactics. These aggressive and sophisticated scammers try to scare people into […]

IRS Offers New Cash Payment Option

April 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced a new payment option for individual taxpayers who need to pay their taxes with cash. In partnership with ACI Worldwide’s and the PayNearMe Company, individuals can now make a payment without the need of a bank account or credit card at over 7,000 7-Eleven […]