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Respectfulness and politeness — they’re valued in many close-knit communities. But when you’re dealing with a scammer, those values can backfire, as we’ve heard during our
ongoing effort to fight fraud in every community . Scammers try to take advantage of your politeness to get you to hand over money or personal information.

Here are some situations when it would be just fine to interrupt, hang up, and not give a caller the time of day: 

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Farms include ranches, ranges and orchards. Some raise livestock, poultry or fish. Others grow fruits or vegetables. Individuals report their farm income on Schedule F, Profit or Loss From Farming. If you own a farm, here are 10 tax tips to help at tax time: Read More
 

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who receive requests from the IRS to verify their identities that the Identity Verification Service website, idverify.irs.gov, offers the fastest, easiest way to complete the task.
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Some taxpayers may be liable for an Additional Medicare Tax if your income exceeds certain limits. Here are six things that you should know about this tax: Read More
You can reduce your taxes and save on your energy bills with certain home improvements.  Here are some key facts that you should know about home energy tax credits: Read More
Your medical expenses may save you money at tax time, but a few key rules apply. Here are some tax tips to help you determine if you can claim a tax deduction: Read More
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If you have income from investments, you may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax. You may owe this tax if you receive investment income and your income for the year is more than certain limits. Here are some key tips you should know about this tax: Read More
If you receive Social Security benefits, you may have to pay federal income tax on part of your benefits. These IRS tips will help you determine whether or not you need to pay taxes on your benefits. They also explain the best way to file your tax return. Read More
All income is taxable unless the law excludes it. Here are some basic rules you should know to help you file an accurate tax return: Read More
It’s easier than ever to get what you need from the IRS. Here are the best ways to get the services and products you need to do your taxes: Read More
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers about groups masquerading as a charitable organization to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors, one of the “Dirty Dozen” for the 2015 filing season. Read More
 

Tax identity theft is the theme of the week, but it’s not the only tax scam we’re talking about. Complaints to the FTC about IRS imposter scams have shot up over the last year — by almost 50,000 complaints. (Links to article by the Federal Trade Commission.)
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Many people pay to have their taxes prepared. You need to be careful when you pick a preparer to do your taxes. You are legally responsible for all the information on the tax return even if someone else prepares it. Here are 10 IRS tax tips to help you choose a tax preparer: Read More


Gifts of appreciated capital assets, like securities, provide you with the following benefits:
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You may think you are too young to plan for the future, but if you have children or own real estate it's important to have a plan. Read More

We wish to thank the sponsors of the 22nd annual Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Institute held September 16th.
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The Salvation Army is continuing to address and monitor the Ebola epidemic in west Africa, with particular focus on the countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries that are most-affected by the outbreak. Read More