The Top 12 2017 IRS Scams by Rodney Williams

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

Rodney WilliamsThe Top 12 2017 IRS Scams by Rodney Williams

Start The Estate Planning Process During Tax Season by Rodney Williams

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We are rocking and rolling through tax season these days at Ye Olde Williams 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

Rodney WilliamsStart The Estate Planning Process During Tax Season by Rodney Williams

A Palmdale, Lancaster, Antelope Valley, and Greater Los Angeles Area 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

Rodney WilliamsA Palmdale, Lancaster, Antelope Valley, and Greater Los Angeles Area Tax Professional’s Valentine’s Day Plan

What To Look For In a Palmdale, Lancaster (Antelope Valley), or Greater Los Angeles Area Tax Professional

Tax Professional

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

Rodney WilliamsWhat To Look For In a Palmdale, Lancaster (Antelope Valley), or Greater Los Angeles Area Tax Professional

Common Tax Return Errors To Avoid For Palmdale, Lancaster (Antelope Valley), and Greater Los Angeles Area 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

Rodney WilliamsCommon Tax Return Errors To Avoid For Palmdale, Lancaster (Antelope Valley), and Greater Los Angeles Area Self-Preparers

Rodney Williams’ Rule From The Successful

Successful

I have to first get this off my chest, before we get to the orders of business for today. A few Palmdale, Lancaster (Antelope Valley), and Greater Los Angeles Area friends were 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. … Read More

Rodney WilliamsRodney Williams’ Rule From The Successful

Rodney Williams’ 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 Palmdale, Lancaster (Antelope Valley), and Greater Los Angeles Area 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 … Read More

Rodney WilliamsRodney Williams’ Tax Preparation Checklist

Rodney Williams’ 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 Palmdale, Lancaster (Antelope Valley), Greater Los Angeles Area. And, in my opinion, this coming week is actually crucial to how the rest … Read More

Rodney WilliamsRodney Williams’ New Year’s Resolutions

Let’s Start a Conversation…

Rodney Williams here, your tax professional. I know that we haven’t posted much before, but starting this week I’m hoping that you and I can have a conversation. You see, there hasn’t been an environment like the one we’re now facing in this economy and in our nation for quite a while. The fact is-I know you’ve got questions…about personal … Read More

Rodney WilliamsLet’s Start a Conversation…

I’d Like to Talk About Your Business…

Rodney Williams here, your tax and accounting professional. I know that we haven’t posted much before, but starting this week I’m hoping that you and I can have a conversation about your business. You and I both see the headlines. Questionable government decisions, taxes sure to rise in the next few years (whether or not it will really help the … Read More

Rodney WilliamsI’d Like to Talk About Your Business…