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As the summer winds down, check your withholding

Summer has gone by fast but I'm not ready to put away the barbecue just yet.  I am determined to have a couple more charbroiled burgers and steaks before the weather significantly cools. Meanwhile, if you have a regular W-2 job (versus being self-employed like...

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Back from Busy Season!

Hello Everyone, I'm happy to say that busy season is over, and although there are still more returns being prepared, I can finally sleep civilized hours again. The weather is getting a lot more pleasant and I'll be firing up the grill real soon! If you've already had...

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Final Version

Happy New Year Everyone! Before the insanity of tax season sets in, it's important that I review the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in its final form, which will affect the majority of my clientele in one form or another.  While I do feel the final version is something of an...

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Pre-paying Your 2018 Property Taxes

I hope everyone had a nice holiday and is looking forward to their New Year's parties in just a few more days. Before that ball drops on Times Square and the confetti rains down, there is one last possibility for some federal tax savings on the 2017 return that I've...

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Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan – A Quick Look

The late nights, early mornings and heavy caffeine consumption associated with busy season are over and I'm ready to start posting more useful information on this blog (it's about time after all). By now, you are probably aware of our new President's proposals to...

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Busy Season Begins…

Busy season has begun again and I already feel myself getting backed up.  I don't expect I'll be posting very much over the next few months as I work on returns seven days a week with a lot of late nights and the occasional early morning when I happen to wake up...

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2016 End of Year Tax Planning

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! It’s been almost three months since my last post.  Until now, there has been a lack of anything interesting to discuss. I’m sure most people would have been distracted by the Presidential election anyway. Regardless of what you...

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When the IRS Says You Owe More

So you filed your annual return some time ago, but you receive a letter from the IRS stating you owe additional taxes. Not a happy thought! The IRS can adjust your federal return for a variety of reasons and assess additional taxes. Perhaps your employer made a...

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2016 tax season is over! And, new IRS deadlines

Hello Everyone, I know it's been almost three months since my last post. Busy season is finally over and I am back to a more civilized routine, instead of working the 18 hour+ days, seven days a week.  It was a rough busy season but I count my blessings because I...

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Choosing the right kind of tax professional

This subject has been discussed on many other blogs, online media, in print and elsewhere but I thought I'd add my two cents on this one. First, let's look at the different types of tax professionals.  They come in many different varieties -there are Certified Public...

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Welcome to the CAJ Tax Solutions Blog.

This is my first real blog post.  The 2016 tax season is almost upon us in full force, so there won't be much time to post to here, but I want to get this blog started. My first piece of free tax advice that I hope will be the first of many posts to come: If you have...

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