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American Opportunity Credit helps pay for College

If college expenses are stretching your budget, you may be eligible for some tax relief.  The American Opportunity Credit replaces the existing Hope Credit for tax years 2009 and 2010.  Improvements have been made to this credit to make it available to a larger group of taxpayers. The credit is…

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Tax Savings Strategies to use before Year End

We are closing in on that time of year when cool weather moves in and we know the holidays are around the corner.  It is also the time to get serious about utilizing some tax laws to your advantage as we head into the home stretch of 2010.  Here are…

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What does Health Care Reform mean for you?

Today I was researching my options for health insurance coverage for me and my employees.  I realized that this would be a good time to address some of the changes from the 2010 Health Care Act and how several of the tax provisions might affect your 2010 and 2011 federal…

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The Facts of Oregon’s New Tax

Emotions run high on both sides of the campaign that ended Tuesday with a victory for the supporters of Measure 66 and 67.  Now the buzz is all about really trying to understand the new taxes.  How will the taxes affect you?  Everyone is talking about it, but misinformation seems…

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Understanding the Making Work Pay Credit

Do you remember last April when your paychecks got a little fatter?  That was due to the Making Work Pay Credit which was the government’s 2009 method of stimulating the economy.  This credit is similar to 2008’s Recovery Rebate Credit in that it was a way for our federal government…

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