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Will Your 2018 Tax Return Fit On A Postcard?

Will Your 2018 Tax Return Fit On A Postcard?

It's time to start thinking about next year's taxes, and I've been getting lots of questions about the new tax laws. The Trump Administration promised a tax return that would fit on a postcard. The new Form 1040 for 2018 is indeed smaller, but is it simpler? The...

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Are You Withholding Enough?

With the new tax laws in place, there's plenty of reason to take a fresh look at your tax planning strategy. One of the key areas to reevaluate will be your withholding. "Just over 2 in 10 taxpayers will owe money to the IRS next year" due to insufficient withholding,...

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The Trump Administration’s New Tax Framework

The Trump Administration has finally published its plan for tax reform, titled a "UNIFIED FRAMEWORK FOR FIXING OUR BROKEN TAX CODE." Under the "Tax Reform" heading is the tagline: "MORE jobs | FAIRER taxes | BIGGER paychecks." Give it a read here:...

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Your Personal Information Is In Danger

You've probably heard about the recent security breach of Equifax, one of the United States' three official credit bureaus, and how your data has most likely already been compromised. This is alarming news. What are next steps you can take to protect yourself? Anne...

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Seattle Income Tax: Yea or Nay?

Earlier this month, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to approve a city income tax, affecting those considered to be "high earners"--meaning individual income over $250,000 a year, or joint income over $500,000 a year. Only 15 minutes after Mayor Ed Murray...

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Seattle Soda Tax Approved

Did your summer just get a little less refreshing? If you're a soda sipper, that may be the case. On June 5, the Seattle City Council approved a tax on soda, energy drinks, and other sugary beverages (though diet drinks get a pass). The tax will take effect in early...

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