Tax Talk FAQs

Do you find yourself asking lots of tax questions during this time of year? Check out TSCPA’s Tax Talk section for articles, advice and FAQs to help you through this year’s filing season.
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ACA Open Enrollment Has Lots of Help This Year

The second open enrollment season for the health exchange under the Affordable Care Act is underway. The season lasts for three months, from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15, 2015. This round is includes a better website to sign up, a shorter form to fill out, four more insurers in Texas including one big player, more help available—and higher tax penalties next year if you don’t have health insurance.
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5 Ways to Spot Fake IRS Phone Calls

The Internal Revenue Service continues to warn taxpayers across the country of a series of scam phone calls from people pretending to be IRS officials in order to get sensitive personal information. The agency recently issued a new consumer alert to provide taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves.
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Long-Term Care Costs Need Planning

Long-term care is probably going to be the biggest hit to your retirement, but few are willing to face those cost square on and plan for it.
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Disaster Planning Can Make A Difference

Could your business bounce back if a disaster occurred? A minimum of 25% of small to midsize businesses that close temporarily due to a natural or other disaster ultimately never open their doors again, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. It is possible to weather any type of business interruption, however, if you’re properly prepared. Texas Society of CPAs offers these tips to ensure you’re ready for anything.
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