Houston Bookkeeper Tip: 5 Bizarre Money Myths People Still Believe

We at B&J Bookkeeping love to discuss myths surrounding taxes. Since taxes are basically money out of your pocket, we thought it would be a good idea to go over traditional money myths. These tales run the gamut from the ones with a bit of truth to the downright silly or even harmful. We think […]

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4 Must Read HSA Tips

Ever since the House of Representatives passed the new health bill, the topic of a health savings account has come up. Given how chaotic the healthcare system was before the bill, we have seen an emergence of health savings accounts, also known as HSAs. We think they will continue to get bigger and grow in […]

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Can You Pay Your Tax Return With Credit Cards?

If this tax year you are one of the unfortunate souls who must pay the IRS instead of receiving a refund, you have our sympathies. It is a bad situation, but there is a way to minimize the damage. Did you know you can pay your taxes with a credit card, among other methods? For […]

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5 Last Minute Tax Return Tips

You’re not alone if you have waited up to the last minute to prepare what will be a last minute tax return. Approximately 20% to 25% of tax returns are filed with in the last two weeks of the tax deadline. While some delay the process because they want to side step the hassle, the […]

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5 Tax Preparation Tips for Those Who Work From Home

Whether you are self-employed and work from home, you may be in need of a few tax preparation tips. This can be especially true when considering if you should deduct the expenses related to a home office. As technology advances, we see more and more professionals take on a freelance state of mind. We also see […]

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6 Bizarre but Effective Tax Return Deductions You Don’t Know About

You could be leaving tons of dollars on the table when you prepare your tax return this year. From home sales to exercise, these lesser known tax return deductions can make April 15th all the more happier for you and your family. Since what you don’t know can hurt you, especially when it comes to tax […]

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4 Ways to Get a Tax Return Audit

Working as tax return preparation professionals in Houston can has allowed to see all sorts of credits, deductions, and more that are common and rare. However, no one wants an IRS tax agent knocking at their door and asking for a year’s worth of detailed receipts due to a tax return audit. While there is […]

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5 More Tax Return Scams for 2017

We at B&J Bookkeeping in Houston are always looking to report the latest in tax related scams. We realize that tax return time is one of the busiest times of the year for these fraudsters. Even the IRS is aware of these types of scams and puts out a yearly collection of the worst of the […]

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5 Tax Myths from Tax Return Preparation in Houston Expert

Working in tax return preparation in Houston can be a confusing process, especially during a busy filing season like this one. It comes with some special considerations that are likely to lead to an increase in misinformation on taxes. With the rise of social media, blogs by amateurs, etc, these tax myths can multiply. Another […]

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