Categories for Tax Preparation

Do Stimulus Checks Count as Taxable Income?

April 8, 2021

Physically, emotionally and financially, 2020 was a hard year for people across the globe. A few of the only bright spots were the two days in which many Americans received a stimulus check—also known as economic impact payments—from the government. The question that may have popped into your mind after... View Article

Common Triggers That Prompt an IRS Audit

March 15, 2021

Filing your taxes is hard enough, but if you’re one of the unlucky few chosen to be audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you could find yourself struggling. Working with a local certified public accountant in Castro Valley, CA can help you avoid audits. Whether you avoid the triggers... View Article

Tax Wrinkles for Work-from-Home Employees During COVID-19

January 26, 2021

Over the last year, Americans have endured almost impossible circumstances due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Millions of workers have adapted to a new life working from home. While the arrangement has its benefits (endless sweatpants!), it’s also got its frustrations (also endless sweatpants). What a lot... View Article

Six Important Considerations When Choosing a Tax Preparer

September 17, 2020

Income tax preparers operate from a position of great trust. You will supply this professional with personal and financial information and rely on them to prepare your tax return correctly. If something goes wrong, the impacts are often immense. Rather than approach this situation blindly, here are six things to... View Article

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