Category Archives: Resources

Keep Calm, Handle an IRS notice and Carry On

Doing federal taxes every year is already stressful enough; add getting an IRS notice later and it can become downright nerve-racking. However, millions of letters and notices are sent to taxpayers every year, and most can be dealt with painlessly. … Read More


The IRS has announced on its website that certain affected taxpayers have until November 2, 2015 to file most tax returns (including individual, estate, trust, partnership, C corporation, and S corporation income tax returns; estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax … Read More

If I read it on the Internet it must be true?

Tax facts

Clarifying tax updates (and myths) from around the Internet grapevine.

We’re all in the business of information-wading. You may be a professional email speed-reader or Facebook news feed sifter. For us, it’s about battling wrong information aggregators and putting the … Read More

12 Tax Tips and a Happy New Year

While end-of-year finances and tax tips aren’t nearly as entertaining to review as Houston Chronicle’s recent EOY article Houston’s 50 Most Fascinating People of 2014, they’re still worth a peek to make sure your numbers ring in a Happy … Read More

Update: Shareholders easily approve Kinder Morgan consolidation megadeal

Kinder Morgan merger received 95 percent approval. For those holding KMP, EPB units and KMR shares, there will be tax consequences regardless of whether the units and/or shares are sold.

Latest news for Kinder Morgan unit and shareholders

As you likely have heard, Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) in August entered into merger agreements with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE: KMP), Kinder Morgan Management LLC (NYSE: KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP, (NYSE: EPB) essentially consolidating … Read More

Received a telephone call from the IRS? It might not be a scam, after all: Plus a message from the IRS

Tax Audit

While the IRS ordinarily sends correspondence through the mail, we want you to be aware that some IRS agents are now calling to inform taxpayers that they will be audited or examined, prior to mailing the notice. While this may … Read More

Taxpayer’s Guide to Identity Theft… (Or the avoidance altogether)

According to the IRS and victims of identity theft, the process is a grueling and frustrating one. It is considered a serious crime and can potentially ruin your financial reputation. How do you abate the chance of identity theft when much of our business is conducted online? The IRS implemented an ID Theft Tool Kit with resources, information and tips.

Doing Business in Texas: Big News on the Texas Franchise Tax

The Texas franchise tax is imposed on companies that are chartered in Texas. Gov. Perry signed HB 500 to make permanent the $1 million exemption.

Contributing to an IRA: Roth’s boot in the door


Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) are used by taxpayers as valuable investment tools for retirement planning. When considering options for retirement investments, just like most financial options, many factors come into play.

A taxpayer’s traditional IRA assets appreciate on a tax-deferred … Read More

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