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January 2020 Archives

It's tax time again. Watch out for the "ghost" preparer scam

The IRS officially opened its doors for the 2019 tax season on Jan. 27. Like others here in Missouri, you may be gathering your documents and dreading figuring out whether you will have to pay or will get a refund this year. It's kind of like playing roulette since you never quite know how your taxes will turn out, especially with the drastic changes in the tax law that went into effect last year.

The standard deduction will be hard to overcome

Like others across the country, St. Louis residents work to figure out how to save the most money possible on their taxes every year. Before the recent changes in the tax law, this meant looking for as many deductions as possible. However, after the recent changes, getting those deductions over the standard deduction could prove problematic for many people.

Don't trust just anyone with your tax preparation

The U.S. Tax Code was complicated enough before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Perhaps you want to make sure that you get every advantage possible in order to pay the least amount of taxes or receive the biggest refund possible, so you are considering hiring someone to prepare your taxes for you.

The IRS may give you the chance to amend your tax return

Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. When those mistakes happen during tax time, they can result in trouble with the IRS. Fortunately, it may be possible for a Missouri resident to amend the income tax return containing the error or errors, with minimal or no repercussions.

Facts surrounding tax evasion

The United States tax code is complex. Because of this, it is understandable that someone in Missouri or another area of the country could make a mistake when it comes to paying his or her taxes. However, if federal investigators suspect that a person is guilty of something more than negligence -- of deliberately attempting to avoid paying taxes, for instance -- he or she could be charged with tax evasion.

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