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Welcome to the $h*t You Didn't Know About Your Taxes Podcast

Perfect for the morning commute.

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An accounting podcast? What could be more boring to the average person? Reading the Tax Code maybe. Or watching paint dry.

This podcast isn't boring. It's short (which definitely helps!) and it's informative. Mark Ashman, CPA, offers up tax tips, answers some of his most frequently asked questions, and almost always tells a joke. Give him 15 minutes of your time and we're pretty sure you'll be back for another episode of $h*t You Didn't Know About Your Taxes.

Episode 1:
The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Podcast

What do you really know about the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act? We answer the most common questions we get, including:

  • Deducting entertainment

  • Home equity loan interest deduction v. home acquisition debt deduction

  • Deducting charitable giving and what it could mean for charities

  • Who does the Act seem to be helping so far?

  • And more!

Episode 2:
The 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction

This week, we dive into a major element of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017... that's the 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction.

  • What does that mean?

  • Which business owners are affected?

  • How are the deductions figured?

Learn about all that and more!

Episode 3:
Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Part Deux

This week, we're back to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017... clarifying some of the more confusing parts and diving into details, including what percentage of your medical bills you can deduct and a whole lot more!

Episode 4:
Saving money on your tax prep bill

We go over how to save yourself cash when it comes to paying your CPA!

Rule 1: Don't use staples. Rule 2: You don't want to pay our hourly rate for us to be your secretary.

What's Rule 3? Listen to find out!

Episode 5:
What if I haven't filed my taxes... in years?

Practical and understanding advice for those who haven't filed their taxes... in years and years.

And why getting caught up starting today is so very important.

Episode 6:
Where's my refund?

Where's my refund? The cry echos everywhere during the first quarter of the year. Is there a way to know when you'll get it? Can you get it faster? We dispel some of the biggest early filing myths, talk about how the IRS will and will NOT contact you, and answer a few other questions in this week's episode.

Episode 7:
What Organizer?

Most accounting firms send them out, not just us. We're talking about the Organizer this week. What Organizer? Why should you bother filling it out? What's supposed to go in it? Find out in this week's podcast.

Episode 8:
Horror Stories of the Week

When should you call your CPA? Any time you're doing something big with your money. Investing in a business? Withdrawing from your IRA? Getting married/divorced? You should ALWAYS call your CPA before you make a big change. Listen to find out why.

Episode 9:
File that under marketing!

It's been awhile, but we're back with another episode of $hit You Didn't Know About Your Taxes. Business owners can find ways to still support area organizations AND get the benefit of the tax credit. We also talk about retirees and the smartest ways they can give. Plus, there's another darn tax scam out there. We have the details.

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