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Avoid Holiday Shopping Ho-Ho-Hoaxes

Barry Fowler, Tax Connections

Package Theft

You may find it hard to believe, but according to delivery services like the USPS and UPS, some 23 million recipients each year don’t get their holiday goodies because thieves steal them right off the doorsteps. There is an easy way to prevent this. Simply arrange for a delivery that requires a signature upon receipt. Other options include sending gifts to the recipient’s workplace or have them delivered to a pickup location operated by the carrier. For example purchases made through Amazon can be delivered to an Amazon Locker location and retrieved by using a pickup code. There’s no extra fee to use the service, which can be selected during checkout. Amazon has about 2000 secure locations in more than 50 cities. Read more

Newly Wed And Starry Eyed… Here Are Some Tax Tips To Remember

We were attending a dear friend’s daughter’s engagement when this thought occurred to me that most newly weds don’t think of the change in their Tax Filing Status till Tax Time. Yes, blame it on my tax “nerd”i-ness!! I don’t mean to burst the newly wed pink bubble, but these are important things to remember!

Now that DOMA, Section 3 has been over-turned by the Supreme Court as well, there’s even more details to keep in mind.

Here are several tips for newlyweds from the Internal Revenue Service:

• It’s important that the names and Social Security numbers that you put on your tax return match your Social Security Administration records. If you have changed your name, report Read more

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