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Welcome to our Blog. Whether it’s ideas from the industry or emerging trends, you can read about it here. So keep checking in. We’re glad to have you reading along and sharing your thoughts and questions.

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Taxes are not the first thing on someone’s mind after the death of a spouse, but they are something that cannot be ignored for long. The recently widowed face special tax considerations, some of which may need to be dealt with...

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mr. Tax has earned the trust of Valerie and Jean Jones who have been clients of Mr. Tax of Gulf Breeze, Inc. for more than 30 years. Nothing is more important to us than our clients. To all of those who have come to us year after year...

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Few things are as certain in this life as the fact that Tax Day will come around year after year — typically, on April 15. Not in 2017. The final deadline for filing 2016 taxes falls on Tuesday, April 18 this year partly because...

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This year, the whole country might finally learn about Emancipation Day — a D.C. holiday that is little known beyond the city. The holiday, which marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the District, will officially...

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Here's potentially good news for consumers: The nation's three largest credit-reporting agencies will soon exclude tax liens and some civil debts from their reports. The change by Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will take effect July...

 

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Start by getting comfortable with personal finance jargon Saving for retirement isn’t easy, especially given the cost of basic living expenses and debt payments. But it’s even harder when you consider that most people...

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

As if tax time weren’t tough enough, scammers are doubling down efforts to steal more of your hard-earned money. According to the Internal Revenue Service, there’s a spike in online tax scams and an aggressive phone scam is...

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

My Social Security benefits will be taxed only if I have a lot of other income during retirement, correct? Unfortunately, that’s increasingly not the case. When the taxation of Social Security benefits began in 1984, we were told...

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

You’re not supposed to have to worry about Social Security. It’s supposed to provide the simple, reliable and predictable portion of your retirement income. Instead, the program is a quagmire of thousands of rules that make...

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Whether you are wealthy or not, a well-designed trust can make your financial planning much more successful. Trusts can ensure that your assets will go to your intended beneficiaries rather than giving unnecessarily to creditors,...

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Many Americans are terrified of the Internal Revenue Service, hearing horror stories of exhaustive audits and garnished wages. But the reality is the vast majority of taxpayers have nothing to fear from the tax man – particularly...

 

Friday, March 3, 2017

If you're due a tax refund this year, you're not alone. An estimated 80% of U.S. tax filers receive refunds for overpaying their taxes, and if you're one of them, you're probably itching to find out where your money is. Fortunately,...

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's first weeks in office have spawned anxiety and even arguments at some workplaces, putting owners — especially at smaller companies — in the position of needing to protect peace and...

 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Being your own boss as a self-employed worker has its perks, but also has its downsides. Even if you’re just doing a bit of part-time work from a computer at your kitchen table, you still must wear many hats – from...

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Donald Trump was swept into office on a pledge to cut taxes more than any President has in nearly four decades. And if the first few weeks of his presidency are any indication, this POTUS aims to make good on his pledges—even the...

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

When looking for deductions this tax season, remember your cell phone and Internet service. Deducting these expenses can help offset income from side gigs, self-employment and other tax scenarios. Knowing the rules is key to avoiding...

 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Give Mr. Tax a call at 850-934-4288 to learn more...

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Preparing your 2016 tax return may feel a lot like filing last year’s did, because there are very few changes in the rules. But you’re completing this annual chore against a backdrop of uncertainty, as President Donald...

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

An IRS impersonation fraud that has victimized thousands of Americans leads a 2017 U.S. Senate ranking of the Top 10 scams targeting senior citizens. Dubbed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration as the most pervasive...

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Early retirees are sometimes warned about imperiling their Social Security benefits by earning too much money from continued work. But some people approaching retirement may be more concerned about this risk than they need to be...

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

That Saturday-morning call from an unlisted number? It might be someone calling on behalf of the IRS. Starting this spring, the IRS plans to use selected private debt collectors to go after over-due federal tax debts, reviving a...

 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Everyone enjoys a makeover, and so did Mr. Tax. We thought it was high time to revamp and redecorate. Our Summer was filled with the sound of hammers and saws as our construction team worked diligently to get our new additional space...