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You’ve decided to take the plunge and hire a tax preparer. So you need to know what to ask tax preparers before hiring one. We may be a little bit biased (Okay, a lot biased.), but we think that hiring a tax preparer is one of the smartest things y...

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It’s time to get spooky. Tax preparation horror stories spooky. Halloween has to be one of the most spirit holidays of the year around Edge Financial; we love seeing people go all out and have some fun. We even have an annual costume contest and fa...

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You may not realize it, but in some way or another, you’re almost always interacting with the IRS. Whether it’s a special agent or filing your taxes. Obviously, it’s not always direct contact, but it’s contact nonetheless: your employer...

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While most people are relative strangers to the IRS, if you’ve ever experienced a small tax issue—or a bigger one like an audit or tax debt—you’ve likely had more interactions with the IRS or a revenue officer than you’d otherwise care to. ...

What You Need to Know About HSA Contributions for 2018

The rules have changed yet again for HSA contributions for 2018, as the IRS reverses a rule instated this year. Your Health Savings Account may be an essential part of your financial affairs. And the following details will help you understand how to ...

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Over 10 million people file extensions every year to secure more time to file their taxes – 6 months to be exact. Procrastinators and disorganized filers will surely rejoice, but is taking your sweet time to file always the smartest option? We unpa...

How to Avoid Underpaying Estimated Taxes

Hit with an underpayment penalty or trying to continue avoiding one? These fees come from the IRS when you haven’t properly estimated how much tax you were going to owe to the IRS for a particular tax year. Those that do not have taxes withheld by ...

How Long Does the IRS Have to Collect Your Debt?

Fortunately, the answer is not forever. The statute of limitations on federal tax debt is 10 years. This means the IRS must cease trying to collect your debt 10 years after filing your return or being audited. However, it’s not quite this simple. U...

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