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September 28, 2022   |   2022
Energy Jolts, Inflation Bolts, Tax Hikes and Pending Legislation

Energy Jolts. Energy Credit is back. Effective for 2022 –2032 tax years. Part of Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Requires product availability and affordability. Credit is 30% of purchase price for energy star certified windows, exterior doors, insulation, water heater, biomass stoves, furnace or boiler installed during the year. No credit for Energy Star roof Energy Jolts, Inflation Bolts, Tax Hikes and Pending Legislation

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August 22, 2022   |   2022
What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022?

This is the repackaged “Build Back Better Junior”, passed August 16, 2022 and WON’T reduce inflation. It’s smoke and mirrors. Little/short lived savings. Lot of Government spending and power grabs. If have time, the full text download is available here. It’s light reading– only 273 pages (Sarcasm). Summary of major provisions. Medical: Obamacare: Extends Medical What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022?

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June 15, 2022   |   2022
Midyear Mileage Rate Increase

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Midyear Mileage Rate Increase The pain of the gas pump has gotten so bad that the IRS wants to help with a midyear mileage rate increase (Yes its only 4 cents . . .). Translation: larger tax deduction for business and medical mileage. Midyear mileage rate changes are rare. . . New IRS Mileage rate Midyear Mileage Rate Increase

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May 11, 2022   |   2022
Tax Season and Congressional Legislative Update

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  No new tax legislation seen yet. . .  After tax season housekeeping: Refunds: Running 3-4 weeks. To check the status of your Electronically filed tax return/refund: Phone : 1-800-829-1040 or (call early in morning)       Online: www.irs.gov/refund IRS will NOT release refund information to tax preparer. Ohio refund may come before Federal or IRS refund. Tax Season and Congressional Legislative Update

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January 28, 2022   |   2021
Tax Season Update–The Opener

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  IRS started accepting 2021 individual returns on January 24, 2022.  It’s not going to be the same as in prior years. Expect refund delays. As of January 27, 2022 haven’t received any guidance  for return processing time or refunds. To speed refund delivery: 1. File early 2. File an accurate return.   Verify the Stimulus Tax Season Update–The Opener

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December 30, 2021   |   2021
Year End Tax Savings. . . for 2021

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  The year is over tomorrow and taxes were back burnered. . . (no pressure). What to do, don’t want to owe . . . As requested. . . For individuals: Pay outstanding medical bills. Keep track of total medical paid (doctor, hospital, labs, prescriptions, medical mileage, medical insurance paid out of pocket etc) for Year End Tax Savings. . . for 2021

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December 21, 2021   |   2021
Odds & Ends 2022 Mileage Rates

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  In case you haven’t heard, Congress gave the IRS and all taxpayers like you a gift for Christmas (maybe not what you expected). They have paused the Build Back Better debate for 2021. The law may be considered again for passage in 2022 session. IF the law had been passed this late in the Odds & Ends 2022 Mileage Rates

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December 9, 2021   |   2021
Facts & Figures 2021 Tax year & Some For Tax Year 2022

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  Build Back Back Better (“BBB”) is still being negotiated So here is something a little more concrete: The numbers and limits for 2021 tax season: FACTS & FIGURES, TBA=To be announced                                          Tax Year 2021                 2022 Social Security COLA                                                                                             1.3%                           5.9% Part B premium- income < $85,000                                                                 Facts & Figures 2021 Tax year & Some For Tax Year 2022

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