Most recent by Michael Rubin

What Is a Tax Refund Offset?

What Is a Tax Refund Offset?

You beat the tax deadline and were lucky enough to get a tax refund! But what happens when the amount the IRS has deposited into your bank account is less than the amount you expected. Your tax refund may have been offset by the Treasury Offset Program. Here are the most common examples of past due debts that can offset (reduce) your income tax refund.
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Can I Claim My Parents as Dependents?

Can I Claim My Parents as Dependents?

It is increasingly common for adult children to take care of their elderly parents. When such support begins to become both financial and significant, many wonder whether a tax break might be available to help offset some of the expenses. Here are some of the key considerations to determine if you can claim your parent as a dependent. Full story

How to Keep Records Safe From Natural Disaster

How to Keep Records Safe From Natural Disaster

One of the worse natural disasters in history hit the Philippines last week. Whether you’ve been hit by a natural disaster or know someone hit by disaster our hearts go out to you or anyone you know faced with this difficult situation. We know that natural disasters may occur without any warning, but hopefully these tips offered by Michael Rubin will help you safeguard your records before they occur.

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