Beyond the Numbers

A COVID-19 Update

Integrated Tax Services has modified our daily operations to comply with COVID-19 precautions.  Starting Wednesday, March 18 our office is only open to drop-off tax documents, although mail or ShareFile is preferred. All completed returns will be mailed or provided electronically. We will be sure to contact you and confirm delivery method prior to sending…

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Live Streaming Entertainment is Changing!

If it’s between 9:30 am and 6 pm CST, a 28-year-old named Tyler Blevins—better known as Ninja—is most likely broadcasting himself playing video games. He’s also making an estimated $500,000 a month doing it. Blevins represents the new wave of visual entertainment and video game streaming. His popularity started to soar in late 2017 when…

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Finding the Balance of Income vs. Spending

An IRS Primer Every Voter Should Know Every year the IRS publishes instructions to prepare your Form 1040, individual tax return. The publication for 2019 is a whopping 108 pages! On page 103 of the IRS booklet is a summary of collections (income) and spending (outlays) by the federal government. Given the election year, here…

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Valentine’s Day – Did You Know?

Saints, dogs and cash all play a role Cupid, candy hearts, flowers and chocolates are common items associated with Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans now spend more than $20 billion lavishing gifts on their kids, friends and significant others. But why? Who decided a day in the middle of February is…

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A New Year. A New Decade. A New Building.

It’s official! We’re excited to share in mid-January 2020, the Integrated Tax Services team, along with our sister company, Johnson Bixby, will move to a new six-story building in downtown Vancouver, located at 275 West Third Street. Thank you! Our growth is because of you – our devoted clients. Your partnership and support through the…

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The Power of Cultivating Gratitude: Tips on How to be Thankful

It costs nothing to say thank you. Yet cultivating gratitude in your life may be one of the most rewarding moves you can make. Not only does it invoke warm fuzzies in everyone involved, expressing your appreciation may actually improve your health and well-being. A landmark study by gratitude researcher Robert A. Emmons has shown…

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Select the Right Health Insurance for Your Business

If you have employees, you know how important health insurance is for your benefits package. It also takes a big bite out of your budget. Selecting the right insurance for your company is extremely important for employee retention and maintaining your bottom line. Here are tips to help you find the best health insurance for…

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The IRS is Not Always Right

A letter in the mailbox with the IRS as the return address is sure to raise your blood pressure. Here are some tips for handling the situation if this happens to you: Stay calm. Try not to overreact to the correspondence. This is easier said than done, but remember the IRS sends out millions of…

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Smart Tactics to Manage Student Debt

According to the Federal Reserve, U.S. student loan debt is now $1.5 trillion with more than 44 million borrowers. Only mortgage debt currently has bigger numbers among types of consumer debt. Even worse, more than 10 percent of these loans are past due. Here are some tactics to help make student debt easier to manage:…

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Never Take on the IRS Alone

Sleuthing your way through a tax audit by yourself is not the same as fixing a leaky faucet or changing your oil. Here are reasons you should seek professional help as soon as you receive a letter from the IRS: IRS auditors do this for a living — you don’t. Seasoned IRS agents have seen your…

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