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TurboTax vs. CPA: Which Is Better for You?

We’re nearing tax time and that means one thing – you must decide how you’ll complete your taxes. Will you go the DIY route or pay a CPA to do your taxes for you?

A common debate at tax time is TurboTax vs a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) – which is better and/or right for you? Check out this guide on the difference between the two and how to tell which option will suit you the most.

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What Does Tax Inclusive Mean and How Does it Affect You?

Whether you’re a consumer or a business owner, it’s important to understand the different methods by which taxes are applied. The sale price of a product or service may be inclusive of tax or exclusive of taxes – depending on at what point taxes are charged.

As a consumer, you’ll want to know if the sale price is a flat rate, or if you should consider the tax rate in addition to the advertised price.

A business, however, will need to know how their vendors charge tax and will need to determine when to charge tax as part of their pricing strategy.

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What is Per Capita Tax and What Does It Mean to You?

Two things are certain in life, death and taxes. It can be difficult to keep track of the various taxes. At least with this particular tax, it should benefit your local community.  

Per Capita Tax may sound like a complex tax, but it’s a fairly straightforward tax considering. 

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Tax Exemption vs. Tax Deduction: What’s the Difference?

Are you ever confused when your tax advisor says “take this exemption” or “let’s use this deduction?”

Don’t worry, you are not alone.

Most tax payers are not aware of the difference between a tax exemption and a tax deduction. I take pride in teaching you how to achieve financial peace in many different ways and this is one topic I’d love to explain to you.

Now let’s break down the difference between a tax exemption and a tax deduction!

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Is Lasik Surgery Tax-Deductible? The Surprising Secrets You Must Know!

Knowing if your Lasik surgery is tax deductible is just the first question to ask yourself.

There’s quite a bit of complexity when it comes to elective medical procedures, especially with insurance. These operations can often cost a lot out of pocket, so taking advantage of potential savings and recuperation is important.

Lasik surgery is an extremely useful procedure that can eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. This in itself can save quite a bit of money over time, but it may be able to reduce your tax burden as well.

So is Lasik tax deductible?

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