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Michael Eisenberg comments on uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act's health insurance coverage requirement and tax related penalty in the February 24, 2017 California Healthline syndicated column Ask Emily. 


Michael Eisenberg explains why it's important to keep your tax returns for a long time in this January 20, 2017 article by The Washington Post.


Consider the recreational or educational activities available when deciding where to retire advises Michael Eisenberg in this January 9, 2017 article in the Journal of Accountancy.


Michael Eisenberg offers advice on harvesting your losses in this December 20, 2016 article published by American Funds.


Michael Eisenberg offers insight on the current rise in the personal financial satisfaction level in this October 27, 2016 article from the Journal of Accountancy.


Why not use social media to garner envy over how you've accomplished a financial milestone rather than just posting photos of your latest vacation?  Michael Eisenberg suggests a different outlook on using social media in a September 1, 2016 article by the AICPA.


This article from the September 1, 2016 Los Angeles Times reveals how most high school and college students are woefully unprepared to handle financial tasks such as saving, budgeting, managing credit or investing.


While the Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi) is up, Michael Eisenberg is cautious of political instability in a July 28, 2016 article published in the Journal of Accountancy.


Michael Eisenberg and Innovative Wealth Advisors are quoted in this June 28, 2016 U.S. News & World Report article on how to baby step your way to savings.


Here's an overview of the economic issues surrounding the Brexit, and what this historic decision could mean for the United Kingdom, world trade, and international investors.


Michael Eisenberg and Miller Ward & Company are mentioned in this May 31, 2016 article which appeared on mainstreet.com.


While Personal Financial Satisfaction has dipped recently, Michael Eisenberg explains the importance of staying focused in a report issued April 27, 2016 by the AICPA.


Michael Eisenberg is quoted in this April 28, 2016 CNBC.com article about how earning an allowance can teach kids a lesson in financial responsibility.


Michael Eisenberg and Miller Ward & Company were mentioned in a USA TODAY article which appeared on February 19, 2016 about how to choose a tax preparer.


Michael Eisenberg is prominently quoted in this January 19, 2016 Los Angeles Times story on how the latest Powerball winner is proceeding with caution as to how to protect and make the best use of his financial windfall.


In early 2016 President Obama signed a stopgap highway bill that included changes to the income tax laws.


As the new administration and Congress get to work, tax reform is high on the agenda. Although legislative language has not been yet released, statements from tax writers in Congress shed some light on various proposals.


The filing season is the most active time of the year for tax scams. These scams take every shape and form, ranging from telephone calls to individuals to sophisticated schemes targeting employers and businesses. The goal of all these scams is identity theft. Using legitimate identities of unsuspecting individuals allows criminals to file fraudulent returns and claim bogus refunds.


The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), in its recently released final report for the 2016 filing season, highlighted the IRS’s response to what was good and what was bad about its performance. It signals what the IRS is doing during the 2017 filing season currently underway to improve things (TIGTA, Ref. No. 2017-40-014). Nevertheless, although the IRS had improved in a number of areas with respect to the 2016 filing season, TIGTA reports that the agency continues to be plagued by numerous challenges.


The first step is to determine if you qualify for the federal fuel tax credit. The IRS has uncovered significant fraud associated with the fuel tax credit and is watching for fraudulent claims. The credit is not available to most taxpayers but only to qualified taxpayers, such as taxpayers engaged in farming. However, some ineligible taxpayers claim the credit in order to inflate their refunds. Fuel tax credit fraud can result in a penalty of $5,000.


Tax-related identity theft spikes during the filing season. Many taxpayers discover for the first time that they are victims of identity theft when they receive a letter from the IRS.


As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of March 2017.