Robert Flach

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Do You Have to File a Tax Return? Yes, If Your Gross Income Falls in This Range

Do You Have to File a Tax Return? Yes, If Your Gross Income Falls in This Range

The IRS says you “have to” file a Form 1040 or Form 1040A if your gross income exceeds the total of your standard deduction and personal exemption.

Have You Received All of Your W-2s? It's Time to Be Diligent With Your Forms

Have You Received All of Your W-2s? It's Time to Be Diligent With Your Forms

Have you received a Form W-2 from all of the places where you worked in 2014?

What Does Your Tax Pro Need to Prepare Your Return? A 2015 Guide

What Does Your Tax Pro Need to Prepare Your Return? A 2015 Guide

For your tax preparer to allow you to take advantage of all the tax deductions, credits, and loopholes, you need to give him complete and accurate information.

What's in Box 12 of My W-2? A Guide Through The Tax Form Confusion

What's in Box 12 of My W-2? A Guide Through The Tax Form Confusion

Most of the information on your W-2 is self-explanatory. But just what is reported in Boxes 12 and 14?

New Tax Forms for Obamacare -- Getting Clarity on New Tax Wrinkle

New Tax Forms for Obamacare -- Getting Clarity on New Tax Wrinkle

The IRS has created a new series of information returns to report details of health insurance coverage.

What to Ask a Potential Tax Preparer Before You Start a Working Relationship

What to Ask a Potential Tax Preparer Before You Start a Working Relationship

When shopping for a professional tax preparer, here is a list of questions to ask candidates.

How to Choose a Tax Preparer Amid All the Alphabet Soup

How to Choose a Tax Preparer Amid All the Alphabet Soup

There are a variety of professional credentials or licensing designations that appear as initials after a person’s name to identify an area of expertise. What's best for you?

Check All Your Tax Information Returns Carefully or Suffer the Consequences

Check All Your Tax Information Returns Carefully or Suffer the Consequences

As you receive 2014 information returns check the amounts reported on the forms against your own records.

Your Tax Forms Are In the Mail: A Guide to Deciphering Your IRS Paperwork

Your Tax Forms Are In the Mail: A Guide to Deciphering Your IRS Paperwork

You will continue to receive in the mail the information forms you will need to prepare your 2014 income tax returns.

Tax Time Means It's Necessary to Stock Up on Grains of Salt

Tax Time Means It's Necessary to Stock Up on Grains of Salt

Between now and the middle of April you will be bombarded with free tax advice, but should you take it?