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Karen Durda

President, Enrolled Agent, Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc.
BIO

Karen S. Durda, EA, President of Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc., has been in the profession since 1984. As an Enrolled Agent credentialed by the Treasury Department, she has the rights as afforded by Congress to represe  

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Jul 23, 2018

Tax Evasion Versus Tax Avoidance

What is the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance?   One is criminal, and one is not.   To evade paying taxes people have used abusive schemes, transactions and scams to invol ...

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Jul 2, 2018

What Will the Postcard Tax Form Mean for 2018 Filings?

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released his statement that the “new” individual tax return for 2018 will be released in its draft form this summer.   Touted as the postcard tax f ...

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Jun 19, 2018

Be Financially Prepared for Hurricane Season

We have entered the dreaded “hurricane season” and, while the sky and sea remain clear, we must think ahead and make plans.   Thus far, the eastern North Carolina area where we live ...

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May 17, 2018

Where to Turn for Tax Debt Relief

You owe the government thousands of dollars in taxes, and you have no idea how you are going to pay them.   You want to make an offer to the Internal Revenue Service to pay off back taxes and s ...

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May 1, 2018

Do You Owe the IRS?

Spring brings so many happy days.   Birds are singing. Flowers are blooming. The weather is warmer. The IRS is calling demanding their money…   Wait, what?   No, the IRS ca ...

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Apr 20, 2018

Beware the New Tax Laws!

Didn’t we just file our 2017 taxes?   Yes, we did and now is the perfect time to make sure you are not going to be surprised when you file the 2018 returns. Planning and review of your pa ...

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Apr 6, 2018

Tax Day is April 17... Are You Ready?

Tax Day has been canceled… April Fools’! Seriously, this year the tax filing deadline for individuals to file or submit an extension is April 17. Why? The 15th is a Sunday and th ...

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Mar 20, 2018

Filing Taxes After a Loved One's Death

As a professional in the accounting and tax field, I have many clients, especially this time of year, that may have lost a spouse or business partner due to death.   Like the old saying sometim ...

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Mar 6, 2018

Keeping Good Records, Bookkeeping and Knowing the Difference

The hardest distinction by far for many of my new business clients - and sometimes tax clients - is the difference between keeping records and having bookkeeping in place.   We do these things ...

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Feb 19, 2018

What to Do if You Don't Have a W-2

It’s the middle of February, and what question is on our minds as clients call asking for an appointment or if they can start dropping off their tax papers - Do they have all of their W2s? &nb ...

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Feb 8, 2018

Advice for Filing 2017 Tax Returns

I'm going to step aside from the new tax laws for a moment and share what is happening with the 2017 tax returns that we professionals are doing right now.   Since Jan. 29, the IRS and most ...

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Jan 19, 2018

New Tax Rules: A Q&A

Many questions came to us during the conferences that cobbled together two bills, and we had no answers.   In the next few articles I will simplify the tenants that are the most common to indiv ...

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