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The Above All Accounting blog is full of valuable information for businesses, individuals, and clients. We answer questions, give advice, and provide resources on a variety of topics that are affecting people today. We like to help our clients help themselves in any way possible. We hope you find these posts informative.

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Tax Season Confusion

Word on the tax professional "street" is that tax filing numbers are down across the board so far. That is from data released by software providers, as well as overall numbers from the IRS, AND those who are using a professional. It seems that many taxpayers are a...

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Less now, for MORE later

The Practice of Financial Health "You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you." - Dave Ramsey Do you have a book or a movie you come back to on a regular basis? By "regular," I mean maybe once or twice a year. The content is so...

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When free isn’t actually free…

Simple Steps You Can Take for Better Mobile Security "Privacy isn't negotiable. It's the right of every American." - Jackie Speier Today we are focusing on something unique from person to person: privacy as it relates to everyday technology. In December 2018, The New...

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It’s on!

The IRS has begun accepting filed tax returns. Which means tax season is getting real. Now, leaving aside the fact that the IRS will probably be dealing with the ramifications of the shutdown for quite some time, we are all going to be busy around here at Team Above...

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Saving up to buy a home? Read this first…

HELPING OREGONIANS BUY HOMES In March, the Oregon Legislature took a significant step toward addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis by passing House Bill 4007, establishing a First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account program statewide. The program is set to...

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Shutdowns don’t stop the IRS

As of this writing, the federal government is still in a "partial shutdown," and things are starting to fray around the edges, even for those whose paychecks aren't being affected. Already, it's the longest government shutdown in history. Who knows... by the time you...

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College is Expensive!

The tax deadline has passed. But we're still available, and handling post-deadline matters for clients. If you or any of your friends aren't happy with their results this year, send them our way! We can review their returns to ensure accuracy, and discuss strategies...

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Three Scams to Avoid

After weeks of reports that refunds were down, last week's data from the IRS shows a new trend. Although overall quantity of refunds are down, now the average refund is up 1.9%. After so many headlines to the contrary, I suppose that qualifies as good, national tax...

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Tax Season Confusion

Word on the tax professional "street" is that tax filing numbers are down across the board so far. That is from data released by software providers, as well as overall numbers from the IRS, AND those who are using a professional. It seems that many taxpayers are a...

read more

Less now, for MORE later

The Practice of Financial Health "You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you." - Dave Ramsey Do you have a book or a movie you come back to on a regular basis? By "regular," I mean maybe once or twice a year. The content is so...

read more