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How To Calculate Your Tax Refund

February 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Many years ago, when I first started this blog, I wrote a popular post about tax refunds. Since I posted about taxes earlier this week (and since most of you probably didn’t see it because the blog was young) I thought it would be worth pointing out again. So if you’re […]

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The Quickest Way To Get A Tax Refund

January 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s that time of year again, if you can believe it. I just started working on my taxes this weekend, so I thought I’d do a bit of research for a nice worker/job-seeker friendly tax post. It occurred to me that we’re all pining away for refunds aren’t we? Did you […]

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Is The Job Search Tax Deductible? Yes… Sometimes.

February 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s that time of year again. Tax time. So that means it’s also time to do my yearly reminder that certain aspects of your job search are tax deductible. Let me start out by saying I am not a legal or accounting professional. The information I am going to share is […]

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How To Fill Out A W-4

June 19th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Until last weekend, I had never heard of (h/t NYTimes). But I’m glad I was turned on to them. They have 3 free and insanely useful online calculators and assistants that are designed to help the average worker. The most impressive to me is the W-4 form assistant. Isn’t it […]

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Hey, Where’s My $600 Check, Uncle Sam?

March 26th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Thanks for SavvySugar for doing the research on this one. Sitting around wondering when you can get your hands on that economic stimulus check? After all, how can we all run to Target and spend our way out of recession if we don’t have the money in our pockets? Well, it’s […]

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Job Search Is Tax Deductable

March 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s a well-established fact, but probably a little-known one. Your job search expenses can be tax deductible. We’ve been telling our clients this for years: if you get your resume professionally produced, the cost of the resume is tax deductible. SavvySugar has a rundown of the details: Your job search must […]

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This Year’s Tax Code Changes

February 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Continuing our efforts to get prepared for the tax man, I found a great rundown of some of the major tax code changes that are applicable this year. Unfortunately, the article his here, behind the LATimes subscription firewall. The link might work cleanly, or it might not. If not, try searching […]

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Tax Tip- Don’t Forget The Home Office Deduction

February 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Our worklife has invaded our homes… and the beach-head is called our home office. Almost everyone I know has some sort of home office setup. And most new houses that are built (if any new houses are being built…) these days include a home office instead of a den/breakfast room. I’m […]

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Organize Yourself- Create Your Own Personal Personnel File

February 4th, 2008 · 20 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough With tax season coming up, I’ll be looking to highlight some financial and organizational tips over the next few months. First up, I have a tip I heard years ago that I don’t think has gotten wide currency: You Should Create And Keep Your Own Personnel File Every employer does it. […]

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Tags: Benefits · Finance · Organization · Taxes