Category Archives: Individuals


2016 Tax Season is Almost Here!

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Jan 2016

2016 Tax Season is Almost Here!

  Happy New Year! Paragon Accountants would like to announce that the 2016 tax season is almost here. The IRS will begin accepting both paper and electronic returns on Tuesday, January 19th. This year the deadline to submit your 2015 tax return is Monday, April 18th. Before you rush to file your taxes, please make sure you have all your tax paperwork ready, such as…

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How Should I File?

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Dec 2015

How Should I File?

If you are married you have the option to file jointly or separately on your federal taxes- but which should you choose? While the IRS recommends that married couples file jointly, there are circumstances that may be a greater benefit to you if you file separate. Couples who file jointly have access to a lot of deductibles, instantly! By filing jointly, you and your spouse…

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Are You A Tax Scam Target?

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Oct 2015

Are You A Tax Scam Target?

If you’ve read our article on tax scams, you’re aware of some of the common tactics used by frauds in attempt to steal your money. Unfortunately scammers are still out there, and fraudulent tax activity has been increasing, causing the IRS to send out a warning. Read on to find out how you can stay safe this tax season. We’ve mentioned previously that the IRS…

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New California Law will Require Employers to Provide Employees With Paid Sick Leave

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May 2015

New California Law will Require Employers to Provide Employees With Paid Sick Leave

As of July 1st of this year, California will require all employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave (law AB 1522). Whether you’re hoping to get some paid time off, or you’re an employer looking for the details to stay in compliance – we have everything you need to know here! Here are a few notes for employers… When does the new law…

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Save Yourself from a Tax Scam

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Mar 2015

Save Yourself from a Tax Scam

If you’ve fallen prey to a tax scam, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people have been tricked into money and identity loss by frauds posing as the IRS. With the tax deadline rapidly approaching, you’ll want to be sure you don’t get suckered in by these scammers! We’ve shared a few tips to keep in mind to make sure your money stays where…

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Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples

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Mar 2015

Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples

A big congratulations to all the same-sex couples that got married last year! As you move forward into wedded bliss, you’ll have the opportunity to decide how to file your taxes and make the most of your financial benefits. In California, same-sex couples were allowed to legally wed as of June 2013. In August 2013, the IRS began recognizing same-sex couples as married for tax…

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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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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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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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