2019 Tax Filing: Extension Deadline

If you were unable to meet the 2018 tax filing deadline of April 15th for the 2018 tax filing year, you or your Tax Preparer should have submitted a filing extension prior to the deadline. It is easy for an individual to do, simply visit the IRS website and fill in your information. An extension allows you up to six months,…

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Professional Tax Preparation vs. Filing on Your Own

Many people think that by filing their tax return on their own or with the help of tax software that they will save money.  We have found that the mistakes that occur in these cases can be much more costly than paying a Tax Preparation Specialist to complete the tax return for you; the fees incurred often reach into thousands of dollars….

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Donations as a Tax Deduction – Maximize Your Refund

We know you expect no reward from your generous donations throughout the year, but we believe you deserve to get a maximum refund from your Tax Return, so you can continue being even more generous year after year. It is easy to apply the your charitable donations as a tax deduction and maximize your refund by keeping the following tips…

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Summertime Tips: Choosing a Tax Preparer

Why wait until Tax Season to find a Tax Preparer? Tax Preparers’ schedules are busy, and sometimes even full, during their peak season. They will not turn you away, of course, but given the looming April 15th deadline, you may have fewer choices and time to find one best suited to you. Non-Tax Season, if their office is still open, any…

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IRS Phone Call and Email Scams

Tax Fraud is an ongoing battle, one of which the IRS, and our team here at PHD Tax, takes very seriously. Recently, there has been a rise in IRS Phone Call and Email Scams. You may receive an IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam: a phone call or voice message from a person or computer claiming to be the IRS. They are often…

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Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Here at PHD Tax, your safety is our top priority. We do our part to keep your information as safe as possible, including 24/7 security and increased measures to keep all of your electronic and physical information secure. With a small staff, your personal information is not constantly changing hands and your tax preparer remains the same year after year,…

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Know Your Business Tax Deadlines and Requirements

If you own a business, the number of deadlines you are required to meet in a year might be staggering. Whether you own a sole proprietorship, partnership, or an S-corp, your business tax deadlines might differ, but here is an overall look at the deadlines and filing requirements you need to keep in mind. Federal Income Tax: Much like your…

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Reviewing Your Tax Return for Accuracy

Whether you are filing yourself or having a tax preparer prepare and file your Tax Return, always double check your information. An error can cause a delay in processing, several days at a time. While you will be able to correct the mistakes and file again if you are electronically filing, you do, of course, want it to be done…

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Starting a New Business – Factors to Consider

When starting a new business in Washington State, there are a few factors to consider right off the bat. The type of business structure you will have can greatly affect your tax liability.  Sole Proprietorships, Limited Liability Companies, S-Corporation, C-Corporation, etc., vary in tax implications.  You must also be sure that your business is registered and licensed appropriately, and not only…

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What To Do When You Receive an IRS Notice

Whether it is the middle of Tax Season or summer vacation when you have forgotten all about taxes, a notice from the IRS can come at any time. The first thing you need to remember when you receive one is not to panic. The next thing you will want to do is send us a copy of the notice. Millions…

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Doreen Porat Hamaoui
Tax and Business Consultant
d@phd-tax.com

Joleen Burns
Office Manager, Tax Administrator
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Phone: 425-242-0636
Fax: 425-896-8475
12006 98th Avenue NE, Ste 105
Kirkland, WA 98034