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    Don't Be Late

    Although we do everything we can to encourage our clients to file their tax returns as early as possible, more than half our business comes in during these last few weeks of tax season.

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    Getting an Extension

    There continues to be the perception that getting an extension allows you to put off both filing your tax return and paying your taxes until the extension deadline of Oct. 15. It's not so.

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    Your Child's Taxes

    Sometimes the rules we explain to parents who have invested in their child's career conflict with what they have heard on the street from other parents.

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    Those Devilish Deduction Details

    You should always consider itemizing your tax deductions, because most actors spend considerable sums on their careers in the course of a year.

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    Dealing With Receipts

    When putting your tax records together, it's important to take your time. It's not a difficult process, but it requires attention to detail to do it properly.

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    A Tax Credit That May Cost You

    Tax credits are supposed to save you money, but thanks to one created in 2009, your refund may be reduced this year, or worse, you may actually owe money on your tax return.

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    The Dos and Don'ts of Deductions

    Hopefully, by now you have started the process of preparing your tax return. You should be compiling a list of all the expenses you had in 2010 in every allowable deduction category.

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    Money Is No Objective

    Back Stage spoke with four performers at different stages of their careers to find out how they make it in New York City.

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    Watch Your Withholding

    Like most actors, I didn't like seeing so much of my income taken out of my paychecks for taxes. But you can't very well let the government keep as little as possible and then expect a big refund.

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    Some Tax Myths Debunked

    This week I thought I'd take on a few durable tax myths. Free yourself of these misconceptions, and your filing can be a much happier and more productive experience.