Equifax Hacked: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

As many of you probably already know, one of the three credit reporting agencies, Equifax, was hit by a massive hack several days ago. Exposing millions of American’s addresses, driver’s licenses, social security numbers, dates of birth, and other sensitive personal information that could be used to steal an identity. Because of the size and scope Read more about Equifax Hacked: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself[…]

SCAM ALERT: Better Business Bureau Catches New QB Scam

Recently the Better Business Bureau reported that it had learned of a new email scam going around, targeting QuickBooks users. While the scam has targeted small businesses in particular, anyone is capable of being targeted for this scam. Clients should be alert for the following: Any email that claims to be from QuickBooks. Do NOT open Read more about SCAM ALERT: Better Business Bureau Catches New QB Scam[…]

Tax Info Update: NE Tax Credit For Volunteer Firefighters & EMTs

Refundable Individual Income Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responders (LB 886 – Operative for taxable years beginning or deemed to begin on or after January 1, 2017) Beginning with tax year 2017, qualified active volunteer emergency responders, rescue squad members, and firefighters receive a refundable income tax credit equal to $250 beginning with the second taxable year in which the Read more about Tax Info Update: NE Tax Credit For Volunteer Firefighters & EMTs[…]

Questionable mailer sparks warning from Secretary of State

From the office of John Gale, Nebraska Secretary of State: LINCOLN – A questionable mailer that has made the rounds in several states is starting to show up in Nebraska. It’s prompted a flood of calls to the Secretary of  State’s office. “This is not necessarily new, complaints about this direct-mailer have been reported in other Read more about Questionable mailer sparks warning from Secretary of State[…]

IRS Provides Penalty Relief to Farmers and Fisherman

WASHINGTON– The Internal Revenue Service has announced today that it will provide relief from the estimated tax penalty for farmers and fishermen unable to file and pay their 2012 taxes by the March 1 deadline due to the delayed start for filing tax returns. The delay stems from this month’s enactment of the American Taxpayer Read more about IRS Provides Penalty Relief to Farmers and Fisherman[…]

Verifying the Status of Charitable Organizations

Did you know that not all donations qualify as tax deductible?  In order to be deductible, the organization receiving the donation must have specific status with the IRS.  To insure that a group asking for your donation actually qualifies, stop by www.irs.gov.  The website has a full list of charities eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.  Read more about Verifying the Status of Charitable Organizations[…]

Planning Time

Now is a good time to review your taxes.  There are many planning strategies available now that can save you money when “tax time” rolls around.  Please consider tax planning if you have any of the following issues: Self-employment income High state income taxes Large charitable contributions Capital gains and losses Retirement funds This is not an all-inclusive Read more about Planning Time[…]

Form 2290

The new Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, is now available.  Please note, that the form is due November 30, 2011.  You may follow our link to the Internal Revenue Service website to download the form.  Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions, or need further assistance.