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2020 tax deadlines

The 2020 Tax Deadlines You Need to Know

By Tara Mastroeni / February 3, 2020
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Now that we’re into the new year, tax time is right around the corner. With that in mind, we’ve made a guide for the important 2020 tax deadlines that you need to know. Below is a collection of important due…

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2019 tax deadlines

Your Total Guide to 2019 Tax Deadlines

By Tim Coutis / February 28, 2019
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Yep, it’s that time of year again: tax season. Confused about what is due and when for your federal taxes? Here are the dates and forms you’ll need to file quarterly installment payments, monthly payments if you work for tips,…

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Should I Pay My Property Taxes Early?

By Aly Yale / September 13, 2018
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The property tax deduction is one of the biggest benefits of homeownership — even with the latest tax reform. Though new tax laws cap the deduction at $10,000, the large majority of American homeowners fall under this threshold, meaning they…

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Real Estate Agent Expenses You Should Be Meticulously Tracking

By Tim Coutis / August 7, 2018
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If you aren’t tracking your business expenses or waiting to the last minute to recreate a year’s worth of traveled miles, phone bills, office supplies purchased, or any other deductible expenses, you may be missing out on significant savings. Expense…

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CPAs Answer Homeowner Questions About the New 2018 Tax Law

By Mary Mack / April 6, 2018
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Since the final version of a $1.5 trillion tax reform bill was passed in December 2017, taxpayers across the nation have been trying to figure out how the changes will affect their lives and finances. As a mortgage company, we’ve…

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Buying a Second Home? What the Latest Tax Reform Means for You

By Aly Yale / April 3, 2018
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The latest tax reform impacts all Americans, but in particular, homeowners. Just see our latest blog for full details on how it influences your current mortgage—as well as your annual income taxes and deductions. But what about second homes and…

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How the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction is Changing in 2018

By Aly Yale / March 28, 2018
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Most of us are aware that tax reform was passed through Congress late last year. But how exactly do those changes trickle down to our real lives—and pocketbooks—in 2018? Well, if you’re a homeowner—or you’re thinking of becoming one this…

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The Complete Guide to 2018 Tax Deadlines

By Aly Yale / March 23, 2018
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Paying your taxes late is never an option—at least not if you want to avoid penalties or putting that coveted refund in jeopardy! Unfortunately, the tax system can be a little complicated, and it’s often hard to know when to…

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There’s a 2017 Tax Deduction You Thought Was Gone—But It’s Not

By Mary Mack / March 16, 2018
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When you bought your home, did you put down less than 20% for your down payment? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve been paying private mortgage insurance (PMI). PMI helps a lot of folks qualify to purchase homes, but…

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3 Practical Things You Can Do with Your Tax Refund

By Aly Yale / March 15, 2018
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Though it’s tempting to spend that hefty tax refund on splurge items—shopping sprees, a vacation or even just a fancy dinner out—if you’re a homeowner, you may want to think twice. Large tax refunds can actually be a great way…

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