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trishmc
Small town Kansas
I am a tax professional and business owner
Interests: business, web design, directing and acting, and of course - taxes
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Tax Day 2018 is over! Now we can start thinking about 2018 taxes. Over the next couple of weeks I want to cover tax topics that gave my clients problems. The most common was a big balance due. I’ll be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Our Taxing Times
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I’m getting ready for a series of posts on preparing for your 2018 taxes. Actually, I will start with your options to avoid a big balance due. But first I want to get a point across. Withholding is NOT your... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Our Taxing Times
Kansas Division of Taxation – you gotta love them. They changed their mailing addresses for individual returns in the middle of the tax season with no fanfare. There was no mention in the pre-season updates or in the K40 and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Our Taxing Times
Yes, it’s April 15th but it’s not Tax Day! This year, with the weekend and Emancipation Day, taxes aren’t due until Tuesday April 17th. So, you have a few more days to procrastinate. If your taxes aren’t filed yet you... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Our Taxing Times
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…or users of any online tax program. Print out a copy of your tax return. Now! Do it while you remember the user name and password or before the time limit to print a copy expires. Why? Because you may... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Our Taxing Times
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Hell Yes, I’m busy! This will be rough. I am doing it while I eat my lunch (a handful of pretzels.) Let’s make one thing clear – just because the lobby is not stacked with people does not mean that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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There is a little less than 3 weeks left before your 2017 individual tax returns are due. So what if you can’t get your return done in time to file by then? You can file an extension. It can be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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3 Weeks 2017 individual tax returns are due 3 weeks from tomorrow on April 17th. Do you know where your return is? If you’re planning on using a tax pro you might want to get your documents to them soon.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
In honor of International Women’s Day, I am bringing back a old post that I wrote when there was a big discussion of putting a woman on the $10 bill (what ever happened to that discussion?) I have a list... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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My desk is covered with files but I wanted to hit on something I am getting a lot of questions from clients about. And I will keep it as simple as I can. Clients are asking me if it is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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My busiest day so far. Who would have thought that Valentine’s Day would be a day people wanted to get their taxes done? The phone is also ringing for appointments, The only reason I can think of is that the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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Oops, they did it again! (Not what I really wanted to say! Fill in your favorite cuss word here!) Today, February 9, 2018 the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) was signed into law after lawmakers stayed up all night... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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I can’t talk to anyone else about your tax return without your permission. This means your banker, broker or even your sister. Sorry, it’s a confidentiality matter. I take it seriously as does the IRS. Get me s signed request... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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The great thing about having a blog is I can use it to vent. So here goes: Get over yourself. I don’t have to shake your hand. A little background might help. The last few years have been medically challenging... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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Most tax preparers want new clients and we get them in a variety of ways. Mostly they call or come to the office to visit before I do the return. Occasionally, I do get an email telling me a new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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Kansas made big changes to business income on the 2017 tax returns. Changes I’m glad to see but I also hate. Back in 2012, the Kansas legislature started an experiment/folly. They decided to stop taxing, on the state level, non-wage... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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The recently enacted federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, for the most part, doesn’t go into effect until 2018. But Kansas made some major changes to the 2017 individual state returns Affecting most taxpayers are changes to the tax rates.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
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I’m back! (Okay, I wasn't really anywhere near this photo.) Sorry I was gone so long. There were a lot of factors that kept me from posting but I’m going to try harder this tax season. First some housekeeping: The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Our Taxing Times
I didn’t watch the GOP debate the other night. But I have checked a lot of news and opinion sources about what was, and wasn’t, said. I really thought the candidates would do better with the question about what woman... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Our Taxing Times
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I just filed my tax return. As usual, it was on extension. It took me longer to get it done this year than usual. I fell behind on record keeping when I was sick last year and it was easier... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Our Taxing Times
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The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) has a new tax amnesty program. That means if you owe back Kansas taxes you can avoid paying the interest and penalties on the tax. The catch? You have to pay off the full... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Our Taxing Times
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It’s back to school time and time to talk taxes. (Actually, I’m a little late since most schools around me started last weeks but hopefully you still have all the paperwork.) Specifically, I want to talk about records and receipts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Our Taxing Times
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We knew that the decision would be released before the Supreme Court went on vacation and it was. Today (6/25/15) the SCOTUS affirmed the 4th Court decision in the case of King v. Burwell. The vote was 6-3 with Justices... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Our Taxing Times
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Yesterday, I posted about the eleventh hour tax increases the Kansas Legislature passed on June 12, 2015 to cover the budget shortfall caused by the major tax cuts they passed in 2012. The tax cuts were marketed on the concept... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Our Taxing Times
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The largest tax increase in the history of the state of Kansas. That’s what Kansas Democratic Party Chairman Larry Meeker said of the legislation that was finally passed on June 12, 2015. That was a day after Gov. Sam Brownback... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Our Taxing Times