Monday, February 27, 2006

News about Tax Time Savings!!!!!!

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Tax laws keep changing, but don't be the last to know about them. Here's the latest filing scoop.

10 new tax laws you need to know
Kay Bell •

The major new laws of 2005 were prompted by Mother Nature.
The violent hurricane season wreaked havoc on millions of coastal residents, motivating lawmakers to enact measures to help out the storm victims. In the process, they also added some storm-related breaks for the rest of the country's taxpayers.
The Internal Revenue Service also issued a couple of rulings that many taxpayers will welcome, such as increased mileage deduction rates and an easier way to put off the inevitable task of filing.
But other changes, most notably the new tax definition of a child, will cause some filers extra effort and potentially costly headaches.
There's also one welcome change that's due simply to the calendar. This year, April 15 falls on a Saturday, pushing the filing deadline to the next business day, Monday, April 17.
Now that you have all that spare time, let's put it to use by looking at 10 tax changes that could make a difference on your 2005 return and to your 2006 tax planning.
Tax help for hurricane victimsThere are myriad hurricane-related new tax provisions to help the millions of 2005 storm victims. The changes include ways for people to cover their immediate living expenses, pay longer-term recovery costs and take advantage of other benefits on their tax returns.
The measures apply to specially designated areas: the Gulf Opportunity, or GO, Zone, the Rita GO Zone, the Wilma GO Zone and separate disaster areas for these three hurricanes, affecting residents in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
The various new laws and geographic eligibility standards mean that storm victims will have to do extra work to make sure they find and utilize tax benefits specific to their situations. The Internal Revenue Service has a
Web page with details, but here are some of the major provisions and how they could help.

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Testimonial From Robert Yurgel, Garner, NC


I want to express my gratitude for assistance you provided in locating my new house and representing my interests at settlement. It was a pleasure to associate with someone as capable and pleasant as you. I would definitely recommend your services to any relative or friend if they were moving the Raleigh area. Again my sincerest thanks to you.

Bob Yurgel

Testimonal from Michael Anthony- Wake Forest

Thankyou so much for the professional services you provided me before, during , and after the closing on my new home. In addition, your negotiating skills saved me thousands of dollars off the builders original asking price. I also appreciate your efforts in finding a mortage company which worked with me and offered acceptable financing terms for my purchase. You are the best real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure to work with. As a result of your dedication, attention to detail, and professionalism, I will most gladly recommend JoAnne Stone Mercer to help any of my family and friends to represent them in any of their future Real Estate purchases.
Thank you for all you have done for me. I wish you much continued success at New Homes Realty!

Michael Anthony
Wake Forest, NC
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