Get the Help You Need with TaxAct Professional

Tax season is in full swing, and we know our Pros are heads down working hard for your clients. If you have questions or need assistance with TaxAct® 2018 Professional, we have several ways to help you. Online We continue to build out our FAQs to save you time. Our most recent update can help […]
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Make Time to Grow Your Practice in 2019

This time of year is hectic for tax preparers. Meeting with clients, doing research, and preparing returns are vital to the business. Often we hear that Pros are so focused on working in their businesses that they don’t take time to work on their business. It’s important to slow down and to consider how to […]
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Qualified Business Income Deduction Simplified

Last month the IRS issued final 199A Regulations, implementing the qualified business income deduction (QBID), created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (also known as 2017 tax reform). The deduction can be claimed by eligible taxpayers for the first time on their 2018 Form 1040. According to the IRS, “Section 199A of the […]
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IRS Tax Reform Resources for Pros

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, also known as 2017 tax reform, initiated many changes for tax professionals this season. It’s important for tax preparers to understand what those changes mean for their customers, and that can take time. Fortunately, the IRS has provided several resources to help wade through the confusion. Webinars Did […]
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reCAPTCHA: What it is and How it Protects You and Your Client Data

Every tax professional is a potential target for highly sophisticated, well-funded and technologically adept cybercriminals around the world. No one can fight this crime alone. It takes all of us working together. That is why the Security Summit – the unprecedented partnership between the IRS, state tax agencies, and the private-sector tax industry – came […]
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Are You Marketing Your Services to the Self-Employed?

Global consulting firm McKinsey found that there are roughly 68 million freelancers in the US. Think about that for a second, the gig economy (Uber, Lyft, Doordash, .etc) has revolutionized freelancing for 1/5 of America and it’s only going to grow larger. The unfortunate part about statistics on freelancing is that the BLS (Bureau Of Labor & Statistics) […]
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Understanding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as a Tax Preparer

In late December of 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most extensive piece of tax reform legislation implemented since the Reagan era. Because media buzz surrounding this reform has caused a substantial number of questions from many taxpayers and tax preparers, we’re here to break down the fundamentals in a way […]
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Tips to Efficiently Track Your Clients’ E-Filed Returns

As we close in on the final week before the April tax filing deadline, we wanted to pass along some quick tips on how you can efficiently track your clients’ e-filed returns. We highly suggest utilizing the “Fed EF Status” column as a quick and easy way to check the status of your client’s e-filed […]
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Benefits of Automatic Mileage and Expense Tracking

We all know self-employed clients are immensely valuable to a tax prep office. Their returns tend to be longer and more complex than the average client’s and, therefore, more profitable.
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Protection Plus: Like Equifax, a Data Breach Can Happen

Stolen information? Lost identity? The data breach that hit Equifax is the most recent reminder that a data breach can happen to any company. If you were one of the 145.5 million people who had their personal information compromised in Equifax’s data breach, you are probably in the midst of dealing with chaos and paying for […]
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