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Tips To Bring You Cash Come Tax Time

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Feb 2015

Tips To Bring You Cash Come Tax Time

Tax season can be a stressful time for many people. The best part, of course, is the refund! A little extra cash can mean a lot of fun or the start of a great savings. If you’re typically eligible for a tax refund, we want to help you ensure you’ll see a nice return. Here are a few ways to make sure you’ll get as…

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Deadline Approaching: Corporate Tax Filing

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Feb 2015

Deadline Approaching: Corporate Tax Filing

The Corporate Tax Filing deadline is March 16th – just three weeks away! Six month extensions are available if you need more time, but you will still have to pay your Corporate Tax Liability by March 16th. Don’t forget, California Annual Minimum Tax of $800 is also due by April 15th. If you haven’t filed your corporate taxes with us yet, give Paragon a call. We have appointments available, so come…

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8 Reasons to Have Paragon Prepare Your Taxes This Year

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Feb 2015

8 Reasons to Have Paragon Prepare Your Taxes This Year

It is estimated that about 60% of Americans use professionals to prepare their tax returns. While the majority of tax preparers are honest and experienced, there are an unfavorable few who use their occupation as a way to steal your identity and commit refund fraud. If you’ve ever been caught up in tax scam, you know that the taxpayer is wholly responsible for their return,…

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Everything You Need to Know About Foreign Contractors

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Jan 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Foreign Contractors

Have you ever used a contractor from outside of the United States? Do you know what tax forms are required for using foreign work services? You may think that all independent contractors require a 1099 form, but if the services are performed outside of the US by a non-US citizen, you don’t have to use a 1099. Here are two sure-fire ways to confirm that…

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Not All Audits Are The Same

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Jan 2015

Not All Audits Are The Same

Not all audits are the same! If you’ve ever received a dreaded letter from the IRS, we can help. It is in your best interest to keep your tax returns and supporting documents, as audits normally can go back up to three years (in some cases indefinitely) and can be performed at any time. The most common audit is a correspondence audit, basically a letter…

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Get Prepped For Tax Season

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Jan 2015

Get Prepped For Tax Season

The IRS recently announced that the 2015 tax season will open as planned this month. While many were fearful that the extended provisions would delay the start of filing, the provisions were renewed by Congress at the end of the year, pushing the final preparations for tax season forward.  You will be able to file your tax return as early as January 20th; both electronic…

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Happy Holidays from Paragon!

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Dec 2014

Happy Holidays from Paragon!

From our entire team here at Paragon, we wish you a joyous holiday season and prosperous new year. As we bid goodbye to 2014, we want to thank you for your continuous patronage and being part of our family. May the upcoming year bring you much happiness, health, and wealth. Can’t wait to see you all next year!


Simple Ways To Protect Your Bank Account

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Dec 2014

Simple Ways To Protect Your Bank Account

Fraudulent activity affects many people worldwide. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do on your own to protect yourself from trouble and avoid losses. Stay On Top of Things: Check your balances and statements regularly to ensure that you’ll catch an act of fraud quickly if it does occur. One problem that can come up for those who aren’t on top of…

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Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments

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Nov 2014

Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments

The IRS recently announced annual inflation adjustments for over 40 tax provisions for the 2015 tax year.  With tax season on the horizon, take a look through some of the most relevant adjustments here to see how they’ll affect you: The standard deduction for singles and married filing separate rises to $6,300, and $12,600 for married couples filing jointly. Singles with an income over $413,200…

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Sweet Tax Breaks That Only Homeowners Can Enjoy

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Nov 2014

Sweet Tax Breaks That Only Homeowners Can Enjoy

There are many compelling reasons to own a home – some personal, some financial. While you’ll continuously reap the benefits of owning a home, you’ll really catch a break during tax season. Happy homeowners get to experience some appealing tax benefits. Mortgage deduction is one of them, which allows you to deduct the mortgage interest paid on your home. This is a big one! You…

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