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Federal Employee Tax Tips

5 Things to Know if You Need More Time to File Your Federal Income Taxes
April 11, 2013
With the April 15 tax-filing deadline fast approaching, some taxpayers may find that they need more time to file their tax returns. If you need extra time, here are some tips . . . more
Tips for Taxpayers Who Can't Pay Their Taxes on Time
April 11, 2013
If you find you owe tax after completing your federal tax return but can't pay it all when you file, the IRS provides several options . . . more
Charitable Donations from IRAs for 2012 and 2013
January 17, 2013
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the qualified charitable distribution provisions for 2012 and 2013 . . . more
Did You Miss the Income Tax Deadline?
April 18, 2012
Here's some advice for taxpayers who missed the tax filing deadline . . . more
Make a Mistake When Filing Your Taxes? 8 Facts About Amended Returns
April 17, 2012
If you discover an error on your federal income tax return after you e-filed or mailed it, you may want or need to amend your return. Perhaps you are eligible for a deduction or credit and you missed it the first time? . . . more
As Tax Filing Deadline Looms, Federal Employees Need to Avoid Common Errors
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses the most common tax preparation errors and omissions, additional filing forms for the 2011 tax year, and some often overlooked tax deductions . . . more
Federal Employees Face Two Important IRA Deadlines in April
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
There are two important deadlines in April facing federal employees with respect to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses the two deadlines, and how they can affect all federal employees and some federal annuitants . . . more
4 Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe Taxes
March 20, 2012
The Internal Revenue Service has expanded its "Fresh Start" initiative to help struggling taxpayers who owe taxes. . . . more
10 Things to Know About Capital Gains and Losses
February 23, 2012
Here are ten facts from the Internal Revenue Service about how gains and losses can affect your federal income tax return . . . more
Early Distribution from Retirement Plans May Have a Tax Impact
February 22, 2012
Taxpayers may sometimes find themselves in situations when they need to withdraw money from their retirement plan early. What they may not realize is that that transaction may mean a tax impact when they file their return . . . more
7 Tips to Help You Determine if Your Social Security Benefits are Taxable
February 7, 2012
Many people may not realize the Social Security benefits they received in 2011 may be taxable. All Social Security recipients should receive a Form SSA-1099 from the Social Security Administration which shows the total amount of their benefits. You can use this information to help you determine if your benefits are taxable . . . more
10 Tips to Help You Choose a Tax Preparer
January 10, 2012
Even if a return is prepared by someone else, the taxpayer is legally responsible for what's on it. So, it's very important to choose your tax preparer carefully . . . more
Home Ownership and Income Taxes Part I: Necessary Recordkeeping
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Certified Financial Planner, Ed Zurndorfer, describes some of the tax benefits of principal residence (home) ownership and what records homeowners need to maintain throughout the time they own a home in order to minimize any capital gain taxes when the home is sold in the future . . . more
Reporting Interest Income on Your Income Tax Return
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Tax and federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses how and why individuals who receive interest income of any type -- taxable or nontaxable (tax-exempt) -- must report the income on their federal income tax returns . . . more
Need to Amend Your Federal Income Tax Return?
If you forgot to include some income or to take a deduction on your tax return --- you can correct it by amending your tax return. Here's how . . . more

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