Q. I usually do my own taxes but I'm not sure how to handle this because of the new tax plan. My deductions are very close to the standard deduction amount, and I'm not sure which way to go. Should I hire a CPA, what should it cost and where do I find someone reputable? -- Taxpayer A. If you want to remain a do-it-yourselfer, we have good news. If you have been comfortable doing your own return, you should be able to continue doing so even with the new tax law, said Michael Karu, a certified public accountant with Levine, Jacobs & Co. in Livingston. There are some big changes, and depending on the specifics of your return, some may apply to you. "Remember that you can take the greater of your itemized deductions or the standard deduction," Karu said. "If you use tax preparation software, it should walk you through it." But if you are uncomfortable with preparing your return or you simply can't invest the time and effort, using a CPA is the … [Read more...] about Should I hire a CPA because of the new tax plan?
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robert Weisman Globe Staff September 25, 2018 Don Mitchell loves his job as a software engineer, has no plans to retire, and doesn’t turn 60 till next March. But he’s already begun pondering a weighty question facing most Americans in their early 60s: when to begin collecting Social Security benefits.That question might seem straightforward if you haven’t started looking into it. But there are enough wrinkles and curveballs to warrant careful consideration.The age when Uncle Sam will begin paying you full benefits — the “full retirement age” — used to be 65, but now it’s 66 or 67, depending on when you were born. Advertisement You can collect reduced monthly benefits as early as 62. Or you can wait until as late as 70 and receive more, but you’ll need money from another source to tide you over. Get … [Read more...] about When should I start taking Social Security? Looming 60-somethings wonder
William Nozak Author Nozak Consulting SMBs and enterprises are using SaaS through IT companies. This growing trend puts technical knowledge & software management within reach for many businesses. TULSA, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES, September 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- SMBs and enterprises, more and more are using Software as a Service (SaaS) to obtain access to software at more affordable price points. The Adobe Creative Suite comes to mind. Once this software (Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, etc.) were very expensive programs to own. Nowadays, most creatives have access to the entire suite for a manageable monthly fee. Where once, knock-off software with different interfacing and capabilities were gaining traction, now the big brands are able to offer their solutions as a SaaS solution. Where the challenge was in acquiring the right software, it is now in utilizing software without wasting money. SAAS 101 Let’s talk about SaaS as if we’ve never heard of it before. … [Read more...] about SMBs and enterprises, Using Software as a Service (SaaS) to obtain Affordable access to software
The party of the rich, the Republican one, has always been a minority party and therefore has been involved in voter suppression and election thefts Because of Republican election crimes, the Iraq and Afghanistan p wars were begun. Money has been stolen from the poor and given to the rich by their politician pawns. 21 trillion dollars have been spent on the invasion and/or bombing of 17 countries by GOP presidents since 1980. Gerrymandering, phone line jamming, throwing away nonRepublican voter registrations, murder, search engine censorship and algorithm crimes, throwing away ballots, barring nonRepublicans from vote counting, exclusion of third parties from ballots, exclusion of third parties from debates, police intimidation, phony election instructions, racism, removal from voting rolls, absentee ballot fraud, draconian voter ID rules, voting precincts which fail to open or open late, electronic voting machine fraud, Supreme Court GOP party hack fraud, hacked computer sites, … [Read more...] about Vol I 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Theft & Vote Fraud : Indybay
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Tech Fix ByBrian X. Chen July 11, 2018 Even as people have embraced the smartphone as one of the most powerful tech products, they are keeping a wary eye on the addictiveness of turning on the device to check for social media updates, read websites and play games. Some studies have tied extended screen time to distraction in classrooms, sleep deprivation and depression. I, for one, probably have a problem with compulsively picking up my phone. So when Apple announced new software to help people restrict the amount of time they spend on iPhones, I knew I had to test it on myself. I also wanted to try it on a “screenager,” a teenager who is addicted to screens — exactly the kind of person generating so much concern. Just one problem: I don’t have a child, so I needed to borrow one. … [Read more...] about I Used Apple’s New Controls to Limit a Teenager’s iPhone Time (and It Worked!)