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Multilevel Marketing Tips for Connecticut First-Timers

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Emelia Mensa EA, CPA’s Case for Umbrella Insurance

So, this is the time of year when IRS notices start pouring into mailboxes. And while the IRS has put a hold on a lot of those, some are still trickling through.And no one likes getting them.The problem right now is that the IRS is still in “treading water” mode as...

Buy Now Pay Later Pitfalls Connecticut Shoppers Should Beware

Although the strain of tax season is behind us, I know we all are feeling the weight of financial strain on our daily lives.The pressure cooker of inflation, pandemic / post-pandemic, cultural upheavals, global friction, political shifts, etc. has really taken its...

When Amending a Tax Return Is Right for Connecticut Taxpayers

Here we are in May. The tax deadline is in the rearview … and we’re still here for our friends. Ready to rock on your behalf. Today I’m talking about second chances.Ctrl + Z. Ever used that keyboard shortcut? It’s also known as the “undo” button – a do-over if...

Why Disability Insurance Matters – Emelia Mensa EA, CPA’s Take

Now that the tax deadline has come (and gone - whew!), it’s time to start thinking about the rest of 2022… and future possibilities of all kinds – both good and, well, not so good. The good? There are steps taxpayers like you can take now to help lower next...

How Connecticut Taxpayers Can Wisely Spend A Tax Refund

By the time you read this, the tax deadline will have just passed and our tax office will be taking a long, deep breath. (Serenity now!) These days have been a whirlwind of activity for us here at Emelia Mensa, CPA, and not just because of tax season. The turning...

How Connecticut Retirees Can Stretch That Retirement Fund

You might not feel this as much in your bones as we do here, but the tax deadline is getting very close. This year, for reasons that at this point in our season would take way too long to explain, the tax deadline is April 18th (not 15th).We’re...

House Hacking Guide for Connecticut Homeowners

There’s a lot going on out there right now as the visible signs of spring begin to emerge. While the birds sing with the morning sun and longer hours of sunshine brighten everyone’s outlook – the whistle of mortar shells continues to echo throughout Ukraine and the...

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA’s Perspective on Tax Filing Extensions

Today’s issue we’re diving into tax filing extensions… and some people do this for all kinds of reasons. Truthfully, extended deadlines and delays have been pretty commonplace in the tax world over the last few years. Sometimes life smacks you in the face and you need...

NFT Tax Implications for Connecticut Investors

While many things are dividing the world right now, it’s good to know people can still unite around shared interests… like college basketball. According to an American Gaming Association (AGA) survey, something like 45 million people planned to wager $3.1...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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