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Ready for taxes Colorado?

Well it is about the time that a bunch of people are going to be getting w2’s and 1099’s.  Are you ready to file your taxes?  Do you need help?  Well I am here to help you file your returns. 

This year a basic return 1-4 w2’s will cost you $50 an hour plus the CO online e-file fee.  If you have a more complex return but I feel I can handle it $50/hour with a 50% deposit upfront. 

Contact me today 719-470-2734

Mary Kay 2019 Lipstick

May Kay has grown into a reputable brand over the years thanks to their consistency in quality products. The company has succeeded in providing products, which satisfy the customer’s needs and preferences. If you want hydrating lipsticks with the latest gel technology, you should try the Mary Kay lipstick immediately. This is a quality long-lasting product that allows smooth application thanks to the latest gel technology employed. This is the solution to plump and nourished lips. They come in 12 shades in their attractive black and silver packaging. Most of these shades give the desirable satin-cream finish for a perfect look. Products Review Perhaps the most lucrative thing about Mary Kay Lipstick is the slick and hydrating capability. Most importantly, they are designed with the latest gel technology formulation to give them the traditional and reputable smooth cushioning. However, the pigments do not cling well to the lips and can fade away easily with activity such as eating and drinking. Mary Kay Lipstick Types 1.Natural Buff: this is a sheer but buildable milky beige nude. The pale color has a way of settling into fine lines. 2.Raspberry Ice: if soft rose is your preference then this is the choice for you. It has an intense pigmentation, which gives it a smooth and creamy finish. 3.Luminous Lilac: this is the most shimmery of the 12 types. The lilac pink is not only sheer but also even. It is meant for a sparkly look and comes with a smooth and non-gritty feel 4.Love Me Pink: This is a pale pastel pink with a decent coverage and buildable. 5.Haute Pink: This is a famous bright hot pink with sprinkles of a hint of shimmers. The result is sheer and the finish is an uneven tad. 6.Apple Berry: This is a distinctive semi-sheer and buildable type. It provides the sophisticated shimmery berry red look. 7.RoseWood: It is popular for its exceptional dusty rose nude look. Rosewood is semi-sheer and long-lasting thanks to its ability to avoid patches. 8.Spiced Ginger: This is a shimmery metallic nude brown smooth application. The distinctive spiced Ginger and non-grit feel makes it popular. 9.Sunset Peach: This soft creamy peach also comes with a subtle hint of shimmers. The formulation is traditionally sheer. However, sunset peach has the ability to provide the decent and non-patchy finish. 10.Red Smolder: This one is known for it is warm bright red, Red Smolder look. It is nicely pigmented and intensely creamy. In fact, red smolder is the most intense shade out of the collection in terms of pigmentation. 11.Scarlet Red: this is the rich ruby red shimmer, Scarlet Red shade. Although it is pigmented, red scarlet maintains a slightly patchy feel. 12.Berry Couture: this final shade has a deep plummy brown pigment, which is sprinkled with a subtle dash of shimmers. The formulation is most patchy of the 12 shade. Main Advantages The products are easily accessible by most cosmetic stores not only within the USA but around the world. Find your local Mary Kay Consultant for the nearest access to original products. The smooth application and long-lasting wear gives the Mary Kay Lipstick the edge over competitors. This is the new version with the latest gel technology for a complete cover without patches and shimmery look. Mary Kay lipstick is known for its cushioning ability. It helps to fill fine lines for a perfect and complete look. All the 12 shades have sheer that customers want in a lipstick Why you Must Buy If you want to define your look for an occasion, Mary Kay lipstick is your answer. It is long-lasting and will keep you hydrated for the most part of the day.

Law change affects moving, mileage and travel expenses

The deduction for moving expenses has been suspended for most taxpayers for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017 through Jan. 1, 2026. This suspension does not apply to members of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty who move pursuant to a military order related to a permanent change of station. However, employers may exclude from wages any 2018 reimbursements to or payments on behalf of employees for moving expenses incurred for a move that took place prior to January 1, 2018, and which would have been deductible had they been paid prior to that date. See Notice 2018-75 for more information. Resources: •News Releases: IR-2018-127, IR-2018-251 •Notice 2018-75 •Tax Reform Tax Tip 2018-192

IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28

IR-2019-01, January 7, 2019 WASHINGTON ― Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. Congress directed the payment of all tax refunds through a permanent, indefinite appropriation (31 U.S.C. 1324), and the IRS has consistently been of the view that it has authority to pay refunds despite a lapse in annual appropriations. Although in 2011 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed the IRS not to pay refunds during a lapse, OMB has reviewed the relevant law at Treasury’s request and concluded that IRS may pay tax refunds during a lapse. The IRS will be recalling a significant portion of its workforce, currently furloughed as part of the government shutdown, to work. Additional details for the IRS filing season will be included in an updated FY2019 Lapsed Appropriations Contingency Plan to be released publicly in the coming days. “IRS employees have been hard at work over the past year to implement the biggest tax law changes the nation has seen in more than 30 years,” said Rettig. As in past years, the IRS will begin accepting and processing individual tax returns once the filing season begins. For taxpayers who usually file early in the year and have all of the needed documentation, there is no need to wait to file. They should file when they are ready to submit a complete and accurate tax return. The filing deadline to submit 2018 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019 for most taxpayers. Because of the Patriots’ Day holiday on April 15 in Maine and Massachusetts and the Emancipation Day holiday on April 16 in the District of Columbia, taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, 2019 to file their returns. Software companies and tax professionals will be accepting and preparing tax returns before Jan. 28 and then will submit the returns when the IRS systems open later this month. The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically to minimize errors and for faster refunds.

2019 Mileage Rate

Mileage 2019 is 56 cents per mile.

This year the rate is higher than last year and it is easier than ever to track your mileage.  Our phones make this so easy now.  You can use the apps that have been developed for your smart phone.  Make sure that at year end you print out or download this to make sure you have it in case of an audit.  This is so important.  I have been in an audit where they had to recreate from a calendar the mileage because they didn’t save it at year end.

Got your W2 yet Southern Colorado?

You should have your W2 by Jan 31st.  The big question with the government shut down is can I file my taxes.  Answer.  Yes.  You can e file your taxes.  Now that does not tell you when your refund will be processed.  I don’t think anyone knows that answer.  Last year the average e file return took 21 days to be paid by direct deposit.  With the shut down I am guessing that may take a few extra days.  The good news is if you go ahead and e file today your return will be higher than someone who waits.

Now why am I telling you this?  I know your just busting to know.

I am local and can file your taxes for the cost of my time ($50/hr) plus any filing fees.  Colorado charges $20 to efile so I pass that on to you.  So a typical simple return will cost you $70 to file.  You will then be put in the que for processing when the government starts working again.

If you want to contact me to do your return you can reach me at kimlarockbookkeeping@gmail.com or 719-470-2734  Call me today!

 

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