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    01.31.14 Tax Tips 101 for Teachers

    We owe a lot to teachers. Without the lessons and life skills we learned throughout our years of schooling, none of us would be where we are today. But being a teacher also means being a student of the latest educational developments and technology, as well as keeping up with evolving curriculum and requirements. Fortunately for our educators, there are special tax advantages available for teachers.

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    01.31.14 X’s and Ow!’s: Six facts about football players, taxes and the ACA

    We’ve been thinking a lot about taxes and healthcare, and our anticipation of Sunday’s championship game brought some things to mind.  The gridiron is many things to many people, and players generally take the risks in stride while we enjoy the excitement. But like any of us, players need to think long and hard about their health coverage, and not all of them have it made for life just because they played in the NFL. Consider the following:

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    01.28.14 Going Deep on Earned Income Tax Credit

    Did you know that today, January 31, 2014, is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day? It’s true! Don’t worry if you forgot to buy us anything. But we have a gift for you – an easy-to-understand breakdown of this important tax credit and what it means to you

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    01.24.14 Modern Filing for Modern Families

    Modern families create confusion when it comes to filing taxes.  There are five filing statuses - Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, Head of Household, and Qualified Widow - but families today come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. So how do you determine which filing status applies to your modern family?  Let's look at some of the common family arrangements and how they affect income taxes.

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