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IRS Announces 2015 Filing Season Start Date

Funeral Service at Arlington for Albert Baxter

[caption id="attachment_1336" align="alignnone" width="300"]Funeral Service for Albert Baxter on February 11 Funeral Service for Albert Baxter on February 11[/caption]http://www.photoshow.com/watch/yz2fj6FC This photoshow contains 137 photos, many of them showing the Arlington National Cemetery funeral service of SMSGT Albert Baxter on February 11, 2016. He died on October 30, 2015 at the age of 89. He served in WWII as a B-26 "Grease Monkey" and later was a Secretary of the Washington Area Marauder Men (WAMM). He published a guidebook detailing a comprehensive collection of memorials and monuments involving the B-26 Marauder and its service personnel. Bob Magruder, holds one of those guides in his hands at the Officer Club reception near the end of the photoshow. Bob is the son of the main designer of the Marauder bomber (Peyton Magruder,) Family members shown at the service include his daughter and granddaughter, both named Susan Baxter. They are dressed in...

Tax Fraud

White Collar Criminals: The Most Famous Tax Frauds in History By Business.com Editorial Staff ‘Tis the season to make sure your taxes are in order. You’ve been planning for this all year, right? Well, if not, you can always go the route of one of these famous fraudsters, though of course, we wouldn’t recommend it. The taxman always gets paid. Before we talk famous frauds, however, a word of caution about scammers out there posing as the IRS: “The IRS never emails correspondence, this is someone trying to get your data and scam you,” says Andrew Carroll CPA/PFS, CITP, CGMA, the general manager of NCH Tax & Wealth Advisors in Fullerton, California. “All correspondence with the IRS begins and ends with a physical letter mailed to your address,” adds Carrol. “So don’t call and give anyone information, and never do it without someone who knows what they are doing to help you.” Now that’s we’ve cleared that up, read...

Snow melting and VITA begins

[caption id="attachment_1328" align="alignnone" width="300"]Blizzard of 2016 has ended Blizzard of 2016 has ended[/caption] The Blizzard of 2016 is past and lots of melting is taking place with temperatures of 50 degrees and higher this week. That is good because our VITA site is doing its first library session on February 4. We had to move to Long Branch Library this tax season since the Wheaton Library is being renovated. That may take some time too!...

Blizzard of 2016-Jonas hits us hard!

[caption id="attachment_1318" align="alignnone" width="300"]Jonas-the Blizzard of 2016 Jonas-the Blizzard of 2016[/caption] IMG_6974 barb shoveling jan 24 2016 IMG_7043 jan 23 night snow photo IMG_7050 IMG_7103sasha We had our first snow of the 2015-2015 season and boy, was it a dozy! We had over 26 inches of the white stuff in our yard. On February 26, we still have not seen a snow plow, but at least we never lost power... Which was good since my generator did not work due to clogged jets. After hours of digging out January 24-25, we finally cleared away our sidewalk and driveway, but the best news is that the temperature today is in the upper...

Wheaton Library VITA Gearing up for 2016 filing season

Our Wheaton Library VITA tax help group is gearing up for the 2016 filing season to prepare 2015 tax returns. We have our 4 IRS laptops and Taxwise software, and I am waiting for everyone to pass the certification tests. Several including me, have done so already. But we will not be at the Wheaton Library this filing season. It is being renovated and for now, we will be helping taxpayers at the Longbranch Library in Silver Spring off Piney Branch Road. It will still be Thursday afternoons, but we will also prepare returns on four Saturdays at the Rockville Enterprise Housing facility off Gude Drive in Rockville. In addition, sevearl of us will help active duty military taxpayers with their returns at the USO-Bethesda at Walter Reed. We have lost a bunch of preparers...including Frank Keiser who is now living in the Philippines, but have acquired some new ones. ...

Happy Veterans Day; USO-Metro hosts Ceremony at BWI

[caption id="attachment_1303" align="alignnone" width="300"]Baltimore Orioles organization volunteers  put together care packages for the military at BWI Baltimore Orioles organization volunteers put together care packages for the military at BWI[/caption]Click on link to view 60 photo photoshow of USO sponored Veterans Day ceremony at BWI where after the speeches by the VIPS, volunteers from the USO-Metro, Northrop Grunmman, Baltimore Orioles organization and others put together care packages for the military. Click on http://www.photoshow.com/watch/FZ4gI9BJ to view photoshow....