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Considerations for Choosing a Houston Tax Advocate

There has been a lot of market noise about Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). When a huge bank (#16 in the country) is taken over by the feds, it’s worth at least a mention.But here’s my quick take:Unless you are a CFO of a startup or you actually live in the Silicon Valley...

Audit-Ready Basics for Houston Filers

About 43 days left in “tax season.”That’s right. Only 43(ish) days to fill out those tax forms and submit them to the IRS so you can close the cover on the book of 2022.My team and I have obviously been taking care of this for our Houston clients, marking hundreds of...

Protecting Houston People from IRS Scams

Here we are ... already February is in the rearview. And while this is certainly a less hectic tax season than the past three, it doesn’t mean things are easy. Taxes have traps for the unwary all over the place. A 400-page tax code ensures that. More...

Should Houston Filers Use DIY Tax Filing Software?

Let’s dial in right away to an important question: Are you ready to knock out your 2022 tax filing? There are now less than 2 months left to do it. And while that seems like a lot of time, you and I both know, it’s really not. Here’s why: My calendar is chock...

How Houston Filers Can Prepare for an IRS Audit

First off – congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs. From all accounts, it was a pretty epic game. And, of course, there are those commercials. Many great ones, but one quick note about one of, well, “professional interest” for me.The TurboTax campaign (“Don’t...

Houston 1040-Filer: How to Handle Crypto Assets on Returns

Now that we're into the first "full" week of February, things are truly heating up for us here at Jaime, at least in terms of our communication volume. And no, we aren't replying to our emails using ChatGPT ... but I wouldn't be surprised if that happens at other...

Garcia’s Private Foundations as Giving Strategies

Things have certainly picked up for us here at Gold Star Tax … we can already tell that we will be quite busy from now until April .Regardless, just a little bump that it would be a very good idea to get on our calendar as soon as you’re...

What You Need for Your Houston Tax Appointment

If you were watching football this weekend, you likely noticed TurboTax’s “personalized service” ads. Their timing was impeccable… if not slightly annoying – who wants to think about taxes while on the edge of your seat during a playoff game?The allure of big brand...

Paying Bills in 2023: Jaime Garcia’s Tips

Last week, the IRS announced the "official" beginning of the 2023 tax season – January 23. That's the date that they start accepting electronically filed returns. (Yes, some Houston people really do file their taxes this early.) This is the start of the show here...

4 Financial Goals Houston People Can Reach in 2023

I want to help you today. With your resolutions, that is.You see, if you take a look at the most common resolutions (lose 20lbs, work out more, quit smoking, read more & watch less, etc. etc. etc.) they’re all pretty similar – you might as well get out last year's...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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