Tax Time Tips for Easy Filing 2018

Filing for your 2017 taxes opened January 29, 2018. This year, you have a couple extra days, since the IRS extended the tax deadline to April 17. The 15th falls on a Sunday, and since Emancipation Day on April 16 […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.

Car Lease Mistakes to Avoid

When you’ve decided leasing a vehicle is right for you, the game isn’t over. There’s no need to accept an advertised deal as your bottom line price and there are many ways a lease can cost more than you expect. […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.

The Basics of Estate Planning

Out of college, first career job, on your own – estate planning isn’t a big concern, nor should it be. However, when you start accumulating assets, a spouse and children, your life has more value, perhaps emotionally and definitely financially. […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.

Declaring Business Use of a Personal Vehicle

When your job status is as an employee, only a few deductible expenses apply to you. One of these is using your own car for business purposes. If you qualify, you can claim a portion of your car operating expenses, […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.

How Does the Equifax Breach Affect Me?

With over 143 million people exposed in the Equifax data hack of July 2017, there’s a good chance you’re affected if you have a credit rating. There’s perhaps little comfort in the dozens of class action suits stemming from the […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.

Get the Best Deal on Your Car Loan

Aiming for the best price on a new car is a simple matter of comparison, then avoiding the onslaught of up-charges thrown at you at the dealership. However, the purchase price isn’t your only expense. Financing has costs of its […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.

The Mid-Year Tax Tune-Up

So April 15 has come and gone, and income tax is off your mind until next spring. However, summer is a great time to think about last tax year and adjustments you can make with time for these to take […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.

Alternatives to a Roth IRA

High-income households may find retirement savings beyond the 401(k) method daunting. Depending on tax filing status, higher income earners may contribute after-tax amounts to a Roth IRA, thanks to recent Internal Revenue Service changes. Notice 2014-54 outlines how pre- and post-tax […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.

Spend Your Refund Wisely

Your tax refund really represents the amount you overpaid for the previous tax year. That’s your money that’s been sitting idly in a government bank account. Your cash was busy earning interest for said government while waiting to be reunited […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.

Are Cash Back Cards Worth the Effort?

The popularity of cash back and other types of reward credit cards is unquestionable. Whether cash, points, or travel miles, every week brings another glitzy offer. But what do these cards really offer, and — perhaps more importantly — what […]

About Paul Gaulkin CPA

Paul Gaulkin is a Certified Public Accountant and enrolled with the U.S. Treasury to practice before the IRS. Mr. Gaulkin possesses unique technical knowledge in the process of securing relief for taxpayers nationwide with IRS and State tax problems. With an accounting degree from Florida International University, he is able to transform complex tax and accounting problems into easy to understand solutions.