Rebuilding Together Seattle Website (RTS) will host their third annual breakfast fundraiser on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. You’ll hear from RTS’ CEO, and Seattle Seahwaks Emcee, Tony Ventrella. Proceeds will support RTS’ efforts to provide safe and healthy housing to every person by providing free home repairs to low-income homeowners and nonprofit facilities. Join us and learn more about RTS’ efforts to revitalize your community, and how you can get involved.
EJK is excited to spotlight one of our newest clients, Legacy Homes, located in Kirkland, Washington. Legacy Homes is dedicated to creating the best possible home for each home buyer and neighborhood. Legacy Homes aims to balance the uniqueness of each homeowner’s vision with the overall character of their neighborhood. They practice environmental sensitivity, stay ahead of the design curve, and strive to provide the highest quality customer service.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning against scammers who claim to be calling from the IRS. Scam artists try to extract information from tax payers under the guise of verifying tax return information or receiving payment over the phone. The IRS does not contact tax payers over the phone to request information or immediate payment without having sent prior requests in writing.
The following tactics are likely scams:
• Demand for immediate payment over the phone.
• Identity verification via personal and/or financial information
• Demand for tax payment without having the opportunity to question or appeal the amount claimed to be owed.
• Requirement to use prepaid debit card for payment.
• Request for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
• Threats regarding police or other law enforcement involvement for non-payment.
If you are contacted regarding any of these items, hang up immediately and do not provide any information. You can report such activity via the TIGTA website. To get more information and alerts about tax related scams, visit the IRS website.
If you have any questions about a notice you received, contact the IRS directly, or call us for additional guidance.
Join us this Saturday in celebrating 15 years of innovative arts and music programs with The Vera Project. They’ll be hosting their annual fundraiser at The Triple Door on February 20th, 2016. Enjoy DJ sets from Diogenes and Wizdumb, with live performances by Briana Marela and Crater. Proceeds will ensure the Vera Project will continue to transform the Seattle through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art.
Buy tickets here, and learn more about the Vera Project here. EJK is proud to be part of the Vera Project family!
January starts a new year and a new tax season. In the next month, you’ll receive an array of IRS forms reminding you that it’s time to file. The deadline this year is Monday, April 18, 2016, but once you’ve received all your forms it’s never too early to file. For standard filers, here’s what you might expect to get in the mail:
Form W-2 from your current or past employers.
Form 1099-INT or 1099-DIV from any financial institutions from whom you earn interest.
Contractors will receive form 1099-MISC with total miscellaneous income earned.
Homeowners will receive form 1098 with total mortgage interest payments.
Students will receive form 1098-T with total tuition paid; students with loans will receive form 1098-E with total interest paid on student loans.
If you’re a small business owner, you’ll need to provide your tax preparer with a profit and loss statement so that they can complete a Schedule C.
Give us a call or talk to your preparer for a complete list of forms needed to complete your return.