Robert Flach

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The Most Commonly Overlooked Medical Expense Deductions: A How-To Tax Guide

The Most Commonly Overlooked Medical Expense Deductions: A How-To Tax Guide

Beginning with 2013, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, if you are under age 65 medical expenses are deductible only to the extent that the total exceeds 10% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). But there's more.

Don't Audit Your Own Tax Return

Don't Audit Your Own Tax Return

Do not fail to claim a legitimate and documented tax deduction just because you read somewhere that it is an IRS "red flag" and claiming it will substantially increase your chances of being audited.

You Can't Deduct That

You Can't Deduct That

Nice try, but don't make these mistakes.

What is the Tax Benefit Rule?

What is the Tax Benefit Rule?

Learn it well before April 15 arrives.

Tax Essentials: Above-the-Line Deductions

Tax Essentials: Above-the-Line Deductions

These deductions reduce your Adjusted Gross Income and are the most important. Let's take a look.

The Answer to Every Tax Question You Could Possibly Ask

The Answer to Every Tax Question You Could Possibly Ask

You have questions? We have answers.

Multiple Support Agreement: Tax Tip Nitty-Gritty

Multiple Support Agreement: Tax Tip Nitty-Gritty

Generally to be able to claim someone as a dependent on your tax return the person must be either your qualified child or a qualified relative.

To Accrue or to Defer? That Is the Tax Tip Question

To Accrue or to Defer? That Is the Tax Tip Question

Here is another choice you may be faced with when preparing a 2013 tax return.

The New Safe Harbor Home Office Standard Deduction

The New Safe Harbor Home Office Standard Deduction

Why it's not necessarily your best choice.

Tax Return Decisions: How To Make Informed Choices

Tax Return Decisions: How To Make Informed Choices

Married Filing Joint or Married Filing Separate? Take the Standard Deduction or itemize? These options can wear on you. Let MainStreet help you decide.