Tips How To Spend Tax Refund

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 2:00 PM | Leave Comment

I hope you get a tax refund this season. You would be among the more than 70% of tax filers who typically receive a refund. Last year, the average refund was over $2700, 12% higher than the year before, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service. Now, the question is what would you do […]

FTC Settled With Debt Collector Asset Acceptance

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

Media reports that one of the biggest debt collectors in the land of the free settled for the amount of $2.5 million with the Federal Trade Commission. Asset Acceptance committed deception and outright lied to the American public. FTC said on January 30, 2012 that Michigan-based Asset Acceptance agreed to the penalty and to changes […]

Tax Season Comes With Paralyzing Fear Of Crucifixion

Monday, January 30, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

Tax season is upon us. Now it’s the time for all good and wise folks to pay respect to the Internal Revenue Service – better known as IRS – in the form of filing taxes. Of course, if you are a millionaire, you pay less taxes in proportion to your income. If you are one […]

Avoid Cheating On Your Taxes

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

Many taxpayers would say they have never cheated on taxes. However, they would add the word “knowingly” they have not. I imagine to prove it otherwise would be extremely hard. The same thing happened to Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, a couple of years ago, who said it was a mistake and everything is straightened out […]

Do-It-Yourself or Hire Tax Preparer – Be Honest

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 2:00 PM | 1 Comment

Always be honest when you do taxes whether you do them yourself or hire a tax preparer. The government has been targeting sleazy tax preparers. It goes after them in court and then audits their clients. Recently, the government got an injunction against a Connecticut tax preparer who not only inflated taxpayers’ business expense deductions […]

U.S. Tax Code Can Be So Confusing

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 2:00 AM | 2 Comments

We all know U.S. Tax Code is very confusing but I don’t know the reason why it’s confusing. I have not counted how many pages the good old IRS has on their website and how many they have printed out. But I keep reading that there are more than 10,000 – that’s ten thousand – […]

Beware Of Tax Refund Offset Program – TROP

Friday, January 27, 2012, 2:00 PM | Leave Comment

If a taxpayer owes past-due child support of $150 or more, the Tax Refund Offset Program (TROP) can intercept both state and federal income tax refunds that are due the taxpayer. The program collects past due child, spousal, and medical support from a payer’s state and federal income tax refund. The program is a coordinated […]

Tips To Receive Faster Tax Refund

Friday, January 27, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

It’s that time of the year again when we all have to file tax returns. Some will owe the IRS but a majority of the taxpayers will get tax refunds. Gone are the days when folks used to receive tax refund only through snail mail via United States Postal Service. However, with newer technology implemented […]

4 Ways to Work Together on Projects

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

As a project manager, one of your responsibilities is to inspire your team to collaborate on the project at hand by working together so you can deliver the project successfully, on time and within the allocated budget. Don’t let any of your team members rot in their cubicles. They must all be an integral part […]

Less Spending And Debt Repayment Improves Credit Score

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 2:00 AM | 1 Comment

If you have bad enough credit score that you cannot easily get loan, then you must 1) restrain spending and 2) start paying down your debt obligations. These two tasks alone can improve your credit score – slowly but surely. You must take control of your payments and the debt you have. Reports by the […]