Strategies to Successful Customer Service Calls

By |2021-06-11T06:45:14-05:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

At some point, you may need to speak with a Client Service Representative.  You could have a question, need to resolve an issue, or need information.  You will feel more successful (and less stressed!) when you understand the best way to complete your call, work with your Client Service Rep and get an effective resolution.  By [...]

Wellness on the Open Road

By |2021-05-24T15:30:08-05:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Planning and mapping out a 10-hour drive is something that I have enjoyed doing on more than a few occasions in my life. This type of journey requires the forethought of deciding what time to wake up, how many stops to make along the way, and the ideal amount of caffeine to consume. Usually, I find [...]

Considering an Upgrade? What Loans Look Like for Self-Employed Individuals

By |2021-05-24T14:59:15-05:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Over this last year, I’ve heard the term the ”new” normal over and over because life during this pandemic has been ”odd.” I am happy to see that life is starting to get back to normal. One of my favorite pastimes - baseball - is back! And many stadiums have increased their capacities. I don’t know [...]

Tax Return Changes (that can keep you busy)

By |2021-05-07T11:26:30-05:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and Tax Deadline is fast approaching. This tax year much like last has been a challenge for tax professionals and individuals with the vast amount of changes that have occurred. Here at Abacus, we have been busy bees but instead of making honey, we have been preparing tax [...]

When You Don’t Have Enough $$ for Quarterly Estimates

By |2021-05-07T11:10:49-05:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Hey Abe! I recently received my quarterly estimate for Abacus, but did not have the full amount of money recommended to pay in. What should I do? Abe: Great question! It is always advisable to make a quarterly tax payment, even if it is not the full recommended amount suggested by our preparers. If quarterly payments [...]

Abe Answers: Moving Across State Lines

By |2021-04-02T11:01:37-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Hi Abe! My family and I are moving across state lines this year? What changes could this mean to my taxes as a self-employed person? Abe: Great question! This can impact your taxes in a couple of ways. First, you will want to notify your preparer which state you are moving to and provide them with [...]

Home Office Deductions

By |2021-04-02T10:46:58-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Self-employed individuals can use a portion of their home in order to conduct business as a home office. Whether you rent or own your home, both are eligible to claim a home office. The IRS defines a home office using these two requirements: The home office must have a regular and exclusive use for your business [...]

Community Property States 

By |2021-04-02T10:53:40-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Community property laws affect how you figure your income on your federal income tax return if you are married, live in a community property state or country, and file separate returns. If you are married, your tax usually will be less if you file married filing jointly than if you file married filing separately. However, sometimes [...]

Claiming Dependents on Your Tax Return

By |2021-03-05T17:16:38-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

While every American who earns an income has to pay taxes, many taxpayers can reduce how much tax they owe by claiming deductions and credits. To claim a dependent might be a great way to lower your tax burden if you have provided more than half of the person’s financial support for the tax year. However, [...]

What’s My Filing Status?

By |2021-03-05T17:03:34-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Transportation|

Choosing the correct filing status is critical in the preparation of your tax return, because it determines what tax bracket you fall in and how your tax is calculated.  The filing status options you must choose from are: single, married filing jointly, married filing separately, head of household, or qualifying widow/widower. Filing Status: Single To qualify [...]

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