Tag: Taxes

Record Numbers Claim Earned Income Tax Credit

More than 1.2 million Californians have claimed the California Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC) in 2018—nearly tripling the number of claims from the previous year. The Cal EITC is available to qualified, low-income tax filers, who may be eligible for as much as $6,000—money that can be used to pay bills, cover basic needs…

Governor Brown Proclaims ‘California Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Week’

Millions of working Californians are leaving money on the table at tax time. One of the most effective tools for lifting families out of poverty, the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) put nearly $200 million directly into the hands of 400,000 working Californians last year. Qualified tax filers are eligible for as much as…

Tax Season Means Open Season—On You

The official tax season began yesterday, and along with it open season on you—it’s time for tax scammers to try to fool you into sending them money, give them your personal information, or take your tax refund. Or all three. In response, the Federal Trade Commission has identified January 20–February 2 as Tax Identity Theft…

Beware of the Imposter IRS

Inevitably, tax season comes, and with it some new form of scam to watch out for. The Internal Revenue Service recently issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Generally, the scam involves an…

Consejos De Ultimo Minuto Para Preparar Su Declaración De Impuestos

Se acerca el 15 de abril y si todavía no ha seleccionado un preparador de impuestos, aquí hay algunos consejos: 1. Obtenga recomendaciones de familiares y amigos 2. Revise la historia del preparador de impuestos con la autoridad apropiada: La Junta California de Contabilidad para contadores públicos certificados y contadores públicos. http://www.cba.ca.gov 3. Es buena…

Last Minute Tax Preparation Tips

  The April 15 tax deadline is approaching, and if you haven’t yet selected a tax preparer, here are some tips from the California Board of Accountancy to help make a wise choice. Get recommendations from family, friends, and others you trust who may have had similar tax preparation needs. In California, the only individuals…

Health Insurance and Taxes, Two Big Reasons to Act By Feb 15

Covered California and their tens of thousands of partners are working hard to ensure as many people as possible get the health insurance they want, and avoid future tax penalties.  With just a few days left before the February 15, 2015 deadline, time is short, but you still have time to sign up. If you don’t know how to get…

Consejos Para Preparar Su Declaración De Impuestos

Se acerca el 15 de abril y si todavía no ha seleccionado un preparador de impuestos, aquí hay algunos consejos: 1. Obtenga recomendaciones de familiares y amigos 2. Revise la historia del preparador de impuestos con la autoridad apropiada: La Junta California de Contabilidad para contadores públicos certificados y contadores públicos. http://www.cba.ca.gov 3. Es buena…

Tax Time Tips

Tax Time Tips April 15 is approaching and if you haven’t yet selected a tax preparer, here are some helpful tips to assist in making this very important hire. 1. Get recommendations from family and friends Ask for recommendations from those who you trust and may have had similar tax preparation needs. Here are some…

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