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    Top 5 Tax Tips to Keep Your Summer Finances Cool

    Here are some financial and tax tips to keep your summer cool! This guide provides 5 simple tax tips to help you.

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    Tax Terms Database

    Tax Terminology can be hard to understand, but this guide will help you to learn what some of these tax terms mean.

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  • Crypto Tax Guide
    Tax Guide to Cryptocurrency

    The IRS now considers cryptocurrency to be property, and participating in crypto activities needs to be reported! Here is a guide to help you.

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  • 3 financial tips following graduation
    3 Financial Tips Following Graduation

    Post-graduation life can feel freeing and blissful; however, it is good to get a head start on taking control of your finances. From new jobs to new cities, apartments, and expenses one thing you should not be stressing about is keeping up with your taxes. By taking advantage of these tax credits and tips, you should be starting off on a strong foot.

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  • tax forms guide
    13 Common Tax Forms and What They are For

    All of the IRS’s tax forms can be confusing. This small guide will help you understand some of the most used tax forms and what they are for.

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  • What to do if you file late
    What to Do if You Are Filing Your Return Late

    The deadline to file a tax return is just around the corner. Worried about missing it? You still have time to file for an extension until Monday, April 18th. But if you wait any later, depending on your situation, it could mean you need to quickly take action to avoid owing anything more to the IRS.

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  • How to apply for a tax extension
    Applying for a Federal Tax Extension

    Tax deadlines seem to have a way of sneaking up on you, so filing for a tax extension might be something you need to do. If you need more time to prepare your return—whether you are busy with school, travel, a personal emergency, or are simply unprepared—you can request a six-month filing extension by submitting the proper form to the Internal Revenue Service. Here is what you need to know:

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  • Tax Preparation Guide
    Tax Preparation Guide

    With tax season now in motion, it is smart to start planning for the April 15th deadline if you have not done so yet. This tax preparation guide is here to help you get prepared!

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  • Resources to help Ukraine
    Resources To Help Ukraine

    CKH Group is standing with the members of our team, and their families, in our Ukraine office. We are keeping those impacted close to our hearts and in our minds. During this impactful time, we would like to provide the members of our CKH Group teams with appropriate resources to help the situation in Ukraine. If you are looking to donate to those in dire need here is a list of places that need your help in many ways.

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  • non-refundable tax credits
    Non-refundable Tax Credits

    Non-refundable Tax Credits are basically tax credits that can only reduce a taxpayer’s liability. Any remaining amount from the credit is automatically forfeited by the taxpayer. These credits are also referred to as a “wasteable” tax credit, unlike refundable tax credits.

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    Understanding Refundable Tax Credits

    A refundable tax credit can be applied to your tax bill and in some cases can generate a negative federal tax liability, meaning that your refundable tax credit can create a federal tax refund. For example, if you owed $1,000 in taxes and qualify for a $1,200 refundable credit, you would receive a $200 refund.

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  • Levies and Liens
    Federal Tax Levies & Liens

    There is often confusion about the difference between federal tax levies & liens. If you aren’t a tax expert yourself, these terms can feel like they are in a different language. The terms “levy” and “lien” are not interchangeable, but they are closely linked. This article will break down everything you need to know about these important IRS penalties.

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  • 2022 tax brackets
    New 2022 Tax Brackets

    On November 10th, 2021 the IRS announced their annual inflation adjustments to the 2022 federal income tax brackets. These adjustments impact more than 60 tax provisions. Here are the new numbers.

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  • save the dates
    Important Tax Dates for 2022

    With 2022 just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the important tax dates for 2022 coming up in the new year. Here are some of the important dates to remember.

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  • what you need to know about tax deductions
    What You Need to Know About Tax Deductions

    Tax deductions can help you save money— but only if you know what they are, how they work, and how to claim them. Here is a little guide to help you out. 

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  • south africa load shedding
    Load Shedding in South Africa

    In an attempt to prevent severe blackouts, Eskom, South Africa’s largest electric utility company, has initiated its process of “load shedding”. The idea of load shedding may be a confusing concept for some, but for the members of our South Africa office, this has become a regular occurrence in their daily lives. It is important to understand this process and how it affects South African citizens.

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  • child and dependent care credit
    All About the Child and Dependent Care Credit

    The Child and Dependent Care Credit is a helpful refundable tax credit that assists families in paying for childcare. The credit specifically offers relief to parents who pay for the care of a qualifying child while they work or search for work. The amount of eligible expenses that qualify for the credit varies depending on a taxpayer’s income level.

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    What You Need to Know About Tax Relief

    Engaging with companies like this could be a risky choice, if you owe taxes, but are unable to pay the IRS in full, there are a few legitimate IRS tax relief programs to help, through the agency’s Fresh Start initiative.

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  • Claiming a Dependent
    Claiming a Dependent

    Claiming a tax dependent allows you to claim certain tax deductions and credits, and we will explain how to do so.

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  • vaccine mandate
    Everything You Need to Know About the Vaccine Mandate

    On September 9th, 2021, President Biden ordered the Labor Department, also known as OSHA, to issue mandatory vaccine mandates for companies with 100+ employees.

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  • employee retention credit
    Employee Retention Credit

    The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was put into place in March of 2020 under the CARES act as a temporary response to the impacts of the Coronavirus. This refundable tax credit was originally set to help companies keep employees on payroll.

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  • ckh rebranding
    CKH CPA’s & Advisors Rebrands To CKH Group

    The CKH Group, originally CKH CPA’s and Advisors, announced that, as of May 2021, it has officially rebranded to CKH Group. CKH Group now encapsulates all the activities of CKH CPA’S and Advisors, LLC and CKH Consulting, LLC.

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  • new child tax credit
    Everything You Need to Know About the Child Tax Credit

    What do the new advance child tax credit payments mean? Here is everything you need to know about what is changing, who is eligible, and how to receive the payments.

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  • nico meyer
    Nico Meyer Appointed as CKH Group’s Chief Executive Officer

    CKH Group announced that its members have appointed Nico Meyer, CPA as the new Chief Executive Officer.

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  • IRS nonpayment notices
    IRS Nonpayment Notices

    Revenue Service has finally responded to a large number of complaints regarding incorrect unpaid tax notices. As a result, the mailing of three types of nonpayment notices have been suspended.

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  • new tax principal saves client thousands
    John Goss Saves Client Thousands

    As CKH continues to expand our practice and attract top talent, we recently brought on board a new Tax Principle, John Goss.

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  • why you should have a trust fund
    Why You Should Have a Trust Fund

    As the tax season comes to a close, many look for ways to diversify their assets and plan their estate. A trust, or trust fund, is an estate planning tool that forms a legal entity to hold property or assets for a person or organization that is managed by a trustee.

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  • 5 financial steps following graduation
    Five Financial Steps Following Graduation

    There are many changes following a college graduation. Moving away, finding a new job, the perfect apartment/house, etc. But you shouldn’t have to worry about your taxes.

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  • returning to business safely
    Returning to Business Safely

    As businesses are starting to return to normal, many questions arise in regards to health, safety, and sanitation in the workplace.

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  • pandemic unemployment assistance
    Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

    COVID-19 has proven to affect not only people’s health, but also current employment opportunities for many. The federal/state governments have recently implemented the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program to assist.

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