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Fixing an Overfunded Account and When Does Overfunding Situations Occur

How to fix your overfunded account Is socking away large sums in a tax-deferred retirement account ever a bad idea? It is when you exceed the annual IRS limits. And intentional or not, the penalties can be painful. Here's how overfunding occurs and what steps to take to fix the problem. When do overfunding situations…
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Fair market value (FMV): What is it and how to defend it

So what is fair market value (FMV)? According to the IRS, it's the price that property would sell for on the open market. This is the price that would be agreed on between a willing buyer and a willing seller. Neither would be required to act, and both would have reasonable knowledge of the relevant…
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You’re getting audited — here’s what to do

Most of us will never be audited. But when it does happen, it might feel a little scary. The truth of the matter is IRS auditors do audits every day. They know what to look for and can ask questions that you may easily answer incorrectly. Here's how you can be more prepared if it…
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Your receipts are important: save them

When it comes to taking qualified deductions on your federal tax return, three things must happen: Recognize that an expense might be deductible on your tax return. Keep a record of the expense in an organized fashion. ï Obtain the proper (and timely) documentation to support your deduction. This might be obvious to most people,…
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