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Six Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

Self-employed taxpayers normally earn income by carrying on a trade or business. Here are six important tips from the IRS for the self-employed:

Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

If taxpayers receive Social Security benefits, they may have to pay federal income tax on part of those benefits. These IRS tips will help taxpayers determine if they need to do so.

2 Your Career Keywords for Success

2 Your Career Keywords for Success

In many topics it is not what you mean but what you say. When usinsg online services to find employment, you may find a larger audience if you are using simular or more specific keywords in your job search. Here is a list of possible employment and examples of keywords that may help you find simular employment. These are powerful words to use in your resume if you truthfully have heald the positions.

.Net Architect: IT Support Engineer, Network Engineer, Systems Administrator, IT Network Administrator, Database Administrator, IT Systems Analyst

Five Things to Know About the Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit is a tax credit that may save taxpayers up to $1,000 for each eligible qualifying child. Taxpayers should make sure they qualify before they claim it. Here are five facts from the IRS on the Child Tax Credit:

1. Qualifications. For the Child Tax Credit, a qualifying child must pass several tests:

·         Age. The child must have been under age 17 on Dec. 31, 2016.

Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails Posing as IRS

Scams continue to use the IRS as a lure. These tax scams take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers. Identity theft can also happen with these scams.

Taxpayers need to be wary of phone calls or automated messages from someone who claims to be from the IRS. Often these criminals will say the taxpayer owes money. They also demand payment right away. Other times scammers will lie to a taxpayer and say they are due a refund. The thieves ask for bank account information over the phone. The IRS warns taxpayers not to fall for these scams.

Below are several tips that will help filers avoid becoming a scam victim.

IRS employees will NOT:

Early Withdrawals from Retirement Plans

Many people find it necessary to take out money early from their IRA or retirement plan. Doing so, however, can trigger an additional tax on top of income tax taxpayers may have to pay. Here are a few key points to know about taking an early distribution:

2 Your Career: What Qualities are Employers Seeking What can You Expect

2 Your Career: What Qualities are Employers Seeking What can You Expect


You may be surprised to learn that your next employer generally not looking for just the best educational scores, or the most student athletics, or the most after class activities. So there is a simple question – what are employers looking for? Well one of the questions the employer will most likely ask is “How long do you plan to stay with the company?” Employers make a large investment in training, recruiting and need a return on their investment. If you do not plan on being on board with the company for a long time, the employer can be wasting money on the recruitment efforts. Other important things to keep in mind when applying for employment are the employer’s judgement about commitment, interest, consistency, Professionalism of the candidate, and the maturity and confidence of the candidate. Employers do not want to hand hold their employees.

Using Careerbuilder.com and Glassdoor  using selected terms this is what I found.