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A blog by Michael DiSabatino CPA with topics on Tax Savings, Business, Management and more...

Mike's weekly post usually concentrated on tax saving strategies.

Your next audit may be an "audit lite"

Your next audit may be an "audit lite"

Your next audit may be an "audit lite"

The IRS is handling more reviews with form letters

In-person audits with an IRS agent are becoming more uncommon. The IRS is instead handling many routine reviews through form letters called correspondence audits.

These IRS letters are a kind of “audit lite” the agency uses to ask for clarification and justification of specific deductions on your tax return. Common issues that trigger a correspondence audit are large charitable deductions, withdrawals from retirement accounts and education savings plans, excess miscellaneous deductions, and small business expenses.

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Taxpayers to forfeit more than $1 billion in refunds Are you one of them?

Taxpayers to forfeit more than $1 billion in refunds
Are you one of them?

The IRS disclosed there will be more than $1 billion in federal tax refunds forfeited this year if taxpayers don’t claim them by April 18.

Refunds have to be claimed within three years or they are forfeited to the government. The unclaimed $1 billion comes from about 1 million taxpayers who still haven't filed returns for the 2013 tax year. Often the people who leave these refunds behind are young adults, college students, senior citizens and low-income taxpayers.

Why refunds go unclaimed

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Tax Credits versus Tax Deductions

Tax Credits versus Tax Deductions

Tax Credits versus Tax Deductions... Which is worth more to you? 

Every industry and profession has common terms that are used so often those of us in the business often forget that most people do not have the depth of understanding that a person working within the tax code might have. One of these areas is understanding the differences between the tax terms "deductions" and "credits". Is one better than the other?

If it were simple

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DiSabatino CPA Receives 2017 Best of Camarillo Award

 

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Camarillo Award Program Honors the Achievement

CAMARILLO March 2, 2017 -- DiSabatino CPA has been selected for the 2017 Best of Camarillo Award in the Certified Public Accountants category by the Camarillo Award Program for the fifth consecutive year.

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The Tax Impact as Your Children Grow Up Prepare now for potential income tax hits

The Tax Impact as Your Children Grow Up
Prepare now for potential income tax hits

The Tax Impact as Your Children Grow Up
Prepare now for potential income tax hits

As your children grow older, you can easily be surprised by a larger tax bill. To help ease the possible burden, consider these tax implications as your dependent children age.

 

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