Hinckley, MN Real Estate News

By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
Those of you who filed for an extension of this years returns...the time is near. You have about 3 weeks to get filed and calanders are starting to fill up. Step one is to call your tax preparer and set up an appointment.  That gives you a deadline. If you wait and do it tomorrow...Well, tomorrow never comes and then it is to late.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
I am working 18+ hours a day trying to keep up with doing taxes before the deadline. Callers are getting upset because I tell them I can't be sure I can get them done at this point. I know I am not the only one at this point like that. 4 more days and I will take a break for at least a couple of days. On the 15th, I will be doing extensions, but only if I have your information by the 14th.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
Said it before, but tax day is only 8 days away. It has been a busy year. Many people have taken my advice and filed extensions early. Time is running out and myself and others only have so much time to work. If you have not called for an appointment...do it NOW! Penalties and interest will kill you.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
You have just a month to file your taxes. Accountants get real busy this time of the year. But, there is a whole group that will wait until the end to file an extension. If you know you are going to  need an extension...do it now! Get it out of the way while we have enough time to work on them. Postman is coming down the road is NOT enough time to get the extension ready.  
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
While we don't know all the implications of the new law, we do know that there will be some. Especially for higher wage earners. But low wage earners need to be watchful also. You need to get informed NOW so you are ready for next year.\ Talk to a Tax Professional soon and don't be caught in the dark.    
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
If you need or want your refund fast, it is time to get your taxes made out. Calls are coming in fastand I have been busy already. Also, the more refunds that get filed the slower it will be for you to receive your refund. Don't wait!  Make your appointment now!
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
When it comes to thanksgiving, everyone has a different system. Sometimes it depends on what you are having to eat. So, for the fun of it...When you first get up in the morning and start getting things ready... What is the first thing you do? Let's have some fun with this.  Guys you can join in also I am sure.  
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
NOW!!! I see people all the time that say...I wish I woulda... When you are prepareing this years taxes...start thinking about next years. Capital improvments are a big one.  Which ones are needed and which ones are just right for the timing. The best time to save on your tax Bill for next year is TODAY!!!
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
As always, I am starting to see a rush of people working on filing their taxes. There are two busy times.  The first are those who know they will get money back and file ASAP. The second will be right after April 1st.  Not many opening in my schedule for the late comers and it is like that for most tax preparer's. Do yourself a favor and file early. Even if you think you need to file an extension...get it done early!  You can wait to send in the check and the forms until the last day, but don't wait to get them filled out. Take a load off.  Beat the rush! Thanks to my friend Bill Feela for the photo.  
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
I was sent this photo.  I don't know where it came from but it is very cure. First off, the kids most likely had no idea of what they had. Can you imagine them calling out... MOM...COME LOOK AT THE KITTENS! Ahhh, yes.  To be young and innocent.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
I got this question asked me and I nearly fell on the floor. "I forgot to file for an extension and now I am late.  Can you back date one for me?" "NO".  The IRS goes by POST MARK. With all the warnings the news had opn this, (You would have thought they were covering a disaster)  This person Forgot. Well, after the possible penalty they get, they will remember next year.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
After working for 4 weeks 7 days a week, on tax returns...I am taking a day off. But, it will only be for one day.  There are some last minute people who have refunds coming that want their returns done now! I am not complaining...it is Job security.  But for today...the day belongs to me!  Now, just to find a place to hide where no one will find me.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
Today is the DAY!  Last day to get your taxes sent off. No I don't have time to prepare any returns, I am doing extensions all day. Now, if are one of those who did their taxes early but didn't file right away, (why give Uncle Sam the money any sooner than needed) you better dig them out and get them SENT. Last year two of my clients filed late and got the penalty because they forgot to send them in on time. Need an extension...call me!  I can still get that done!
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
It is the same every year.  I will have someone walk into my office and want their returns done in a day. Right now I am almost 4 days behind. If you have a longer return, I am already planning on the extensions.  Extensions cost money to do  It is good for my business, but harder on my clients pocket books.  Still looking to file on time.  Call me or call you current preparer and make an appointment. Tomorrow may be to late!
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
Time is flying by.  many people here in Minnesota are preoccupied with the great weather. Time to get ourselves back on track.  In about a week or so, I will be so busy, like most accountants, that I will not be able to get your taxes done before the due date. If you don't have a date to get your taxes prepared, make one NOW!   It will also give you some motivation to get on it before it is the night before.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
For some of the lost receipts that you can't find, try this. Call the vendor and ask for a copy. The phone companies will give you the info right over the phone. So will Cell phone providers. Medical and pharmacies will give you a printout for the year. Credit card interest will be on your last statement.  Banks will give you the amount of your mortgage interest if you just ask. Many receipts can be reproduced if you ask the vendor.  You could always just guess, but you could be wrong and guess low.  A few quick phone calls can get you on the right track with most all of your deduction.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
Many people wait until the last minute to have their taxes done.  For some it is because they don't want to pay in until the 15th. Well, just because your have your taxes filled out before the 15th of April does not mean that you have to file them and send in the check. I have had several people tell me that is why they wait until the last minute to have their taxes done.  The problem with waiting, if you are missing something and have to look for it, you may not get filed on time. Then you need to do an extension and that also costs money. Do yourself a favor and have your taxes done NOW!  It will give you plenty of time to find all your info and you will find a tax preparer that isn't working on your return with only 2-3 hours of sleep for the past week or more.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
Now it the best time to get on your tax return.  Tax prepares like myself are not busy yet and so have plenty of time to go over your return. Most of you also are not overly busy so it is a great way to fill the slack time productively. I know, many of you are saying that you don't want to pay in before you have to.  But, having your taxes prepared now does not mean you have to send them in until the April 15th deadline. Save yourself the stress and possible mistakes by getting this unpopular task done ow.
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
This sounded to funny not to pass on. Sven and Ole went into the garbage hauling business.  All they had was a not so vintage 1949 ford pick-up truck. They had the truck loaded full and heading to the dump.  A policeman stopped them and said that there was papers and debris blowing off and if they didn't find a way to cover it up, they would be getting a ticket. So, Ole jumps on top of the load and pread eagle to hold the gargabe on. As they drove along they passed under a bridge.  There were two people on the bridge and one remarked... "Look there, some lady just through out a perfectly good Husband!"
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By Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer
(Randi Brammer, Acctg.)
If you are like many other people, you  are working on your taxes.  The one thing that people fail to do when meeting with the preparer is ASK QUESTIONS! The 'Legal' deductions change all the time and you need to know about what to expect in the coming year as to what is deductible and at what rate ect. Failing to do this could cause you to buy Uncle Sam a nice night out!
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