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It's not all doom and gloom: Tax Day Freebies

By Opportunity Tax |   Apr 17, 2017

Tax day can be tough for everyone. Either you realize you've been giving the government too much money all along or you owe money this year. Luckily, some businesses are here to make the day a little more enjoyable. 

Look Twice, Save a Life

By Opportunity Tax |   Apr 04, 2017

I read an article once that mentioned teaching our children to be on the lookout for motorcycles. It suggested that the fascination many young children have with motorcycles could present the perfect opportunity to teach them to see motorcycles more frequently as adults.  

Renter's Insurance covers you when Homeowner's doesn't

By Opportunity Tax |   Mar 09, 2017

As renters, we never consider what will happen to our belongings in the case of a disastrous event. Many who live in rental properties are unaware that their belongings are not covered by the insurance policies purchased by their landlord. The property owner’s policy will only cover the cost of repairing the structure in the event of a disaster and will not contribute to the replacement of any of the personal items of the tenant. 

Unfiled 2013 tax returns total to $1 billion

By Opportunity Tax |   Mar 06, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2013 federal income tax return.

Americans looking for alternatives to expensive health insurance

By Opportunity Tax |   Mar 01, 2017

In October of 2016, Craig received notice from his health insurance provider that his 2017 insurance premium would more than double.

Be Wary of Scams: Fraudulent Tax Preparers

By Opportunity Tax |   Feb 21, 2017

Avoid the Rush: EITC and ACTC Refunds Expected to Arrive the Week of Feb. 27

By Opportunity Tax |   Feb 17, 2017

Be Wary of Scams: What an Email Scam looks like

By Opportunity Tax |   Feb 17, 2017

Almost daily we're hearing about some malicious attempt to fool people into giving up their information.

Be Wary of Scams: Email and Website Scams

By Opportunity Tax |   Feb 15, 2017

 

Be Wary of Scams: Phone Scams

By Opportunity Tax |   Feb 09, 2017

Phone scams lead the list of potential scams during tax season, according to the IRS. Callers generally bully the victim into paying by threatening arrest, deportation or license revocation. These scammers even alter their caller ID numbers and information to make it look like the IRS is calling. They have official-sounding titles and fake badge numbers.