Think outside the box

Many of my recent clients online have been using tax software for years and their reasons for switching are as varied as their tax situations: A new business, a new member of the family, a new house, a letter from the IRS that you owe them money, a busy schedule and/or workload that just doesn’t…

Can firefighters deduct meals on duty?

In a word – No.  There’s a very specific, uncommon exception I’ll tell you about later.  But for most of you, even if the guys around the table at the firehouse tell you it’s ok, it’s not. So first, where does this idea come from? The IRS says: “Meal expenses are deductible if your business…

$100 OFF Prep and filing?! This is (March) Madness!

To celebrate the launch of our new and improved website we at KMS Tax Prep have decided to share 2 amazing discounts for those of you who may be procrastinating doing your taxes.  Maybe overwhelmed?  Maybe you aren’t entirely sure what you need?  Maybe you already filed and wonder if everything was done properly? Owner…

My taxes through the years

I’ve pretty much always done my own taxes.  They started out very straightforward – just income. Then I had income and student loan interest.  Still not hard.  Then I got married, now it’s two incomes. Then we bought a house – mortgage interest, property taxes, charitable contributions – wait, I can feel good about donating…

KMS Tax Preparation – Preparing to help you prepare

They say that nothing in life is for sure except death and taxes. They also never mention that preparing your taxes will be straight forward and easy. The tax code is complicated and you need make sure you can navigate it successfully. No one wants the IRS knocking on their door 5 years later with…