Four Tips On Gently Encouraging Your College Graduate Living At Home To Independence by Timothy Phillips

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It’s a hard world out there, for sure. (You know it’s tough when they can’t even get the Best Picture award right at the Oscars!) And for our young millennials, it sure seems like things are harder than they were when we were entering the workplace life. If you haven’t already watched this, I highly encourage you to check out … Read More

Timothy PhillipsFour Tips On Gently Encouraging Your College Graduate Living At Home To Independence by Timothy Phillips

The Top 12 2017 IRS Scams by Timothy Phillips

2017 IRS Scams

Every year around this time of year, the Treasury Department releases their list of the various shenanigans that criminals and the like try to pull around taxes. Obviously, this activity peaks around now, and so it’s a very good idea to be on your guard. Last week, the IRS completed their 2017 IRS Scams list, and though it isn’t substantively … Read More

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Start The Estate Planning Process During Tax Season by Timothy Phillips

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We are rocking and rolling through tax season these days at Ye Olde Phillips Tax Shoppe. But I woke up Monday to the news that the federal government took in a record $1.08 trillion in taxes during the first quarter of their fiscal 2017 (which ran from Oct ’16 – Jan ’17). That’s a lot of nickels. And it reminded … Read More

Timothy PhillipsStart The Estate Planning Process During Tax Season by Timothy Phillips

A Dallas/Fort Worth Tax Professional’s Valentine’s Day Plan

Valentine's Day plan

Whatever you might think about the New England Patriots, it’s nearly impossible not to respect their prowess on the football field. And there are plenty of storylines we can all take away from that epic game: * Apparently it’s a good year to be a man with a foreign-model wife, with a sketchy history with the rules and who is … Read More

Timothy PhillipsA Dallas/Fort Worth Tax Professional’s Valentine’s Day Plan

What To Look For In a Dallas/Fort Worth Tax Professional

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The world is awash in shouting these days. Can you feel it? It’s tax season, and so I’m not spending much time in Facebook, but I know for a fact that there is a lot of anger, frustration and noise about politics. So much so that it seems everywhere you turn these days somebody is agitating over something. Can I … Read More

Timothy PhillipsWhat To Look For In a Dallas/Fort Worth Tax Professional

Common Tax Return Errors To Avoid For Dallas/Fort Worth Self-Preparers

Tax Return

The Super Bowl teams are set, the new President is inaugurated … why does it feel like things are still going so fast? Perhaps, for me and my team, it’s because we finally are able to submit tax returns to the IRS (they began receiving them on Monday the 23rd). But it’s also just the time of year when there … Read More

Timothy PhillipsCommon Tax Return Errors To Avoid For Dallas/Fort Worth Self-Preparers

Timothy Phillips’ Rule From The Successful

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I have to first get this off my chest, before we get to the orders of business for today. A Dallas/Fort Worth friend who was watching football the other day asked me about a commercial he saw from a “popular” tax chain (who shall remain nameless) that is heavily advertising “free” tax preparation. Leaving aside the fact that it is … Read More

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Timothy Phillips’ Tax Preparation Checklist

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I shared my “resolutions” last week, and it was really nice to see the response, and to know that many of our Dallas/Fort Worth clients are equally excited for the opportunity to put new legs to a new year … and to make 2017 (much) better than 2016. I remember seeing a study in the Journal of Personality and Social … Read More

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Timothy Phillips’s New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

Well, here we are in 2017. Rather eerie, in my opinion. As the holidays wind down, it means no more extended family (which might be a relief?), no more parties, no more presents. Just … daily life in Dallas/Fort Worth. And, in my opinion, this coming week is actually crucial to how the rest of your year goes. Why? Because … Read More

Timothy PhillipsTimothy Phillips’s New Year’s Resolutions

4 Last Minute Tax Savings Ideas For Dallas/Fort Worth Taxpayers

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I woke up Monday morning, after the wonderful holiday weekend … and I had a realization: “After today, there are only FIVE days left in 2016.” Perhaps not a genius realization — fine. BUT, if you’re smart about how you handle these days, you can pay yourself quite well when tax time rolls around. The VERY good news is that … Read More

Timothy Phillips4 Last Minute Tax Savings Ideas For Dallas/Fort Worth Taxpayers