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A Tax Documentation Backup How-to for Paducah Filers

A Tax Documentation Backup How-to for Paducah Filers

First, let’s discuss the elephant in the room: the mid-term elections.Depending on when you’re reading this, they might be underway in your Paducah precinct, they might be already in the rearview, they might not even have raised themselves to the level of your...

A Tricky Tax Credit for Paducah Electric Vehicle Owners

A Tricky Tax Credit for Paducah Electric Vehicle Owners

I think you probably realize that last Monday was the final deadline for 2021 taxes, and we can now (finally) put those returns to bed.Or can we?Frankly, with a number of our new Paducah clients this past year, we reviewed returns prepared via software and/or other...

Your Paducah Side Hustle & the IRS Crackdown

Your Paducah Side Hustle & the IRS Crackdown

Now that 2021 tax returns are completely in the rearview (although we can always make amendments!), and only a few months of the 2022 version remain, it’s time to kick your “tax optimization” strategies into full gear. And look – yes, I’m a professional at this...

Dean Owen’s Guide to Senior Discounts

Dean Owen’s Guide to Senior Discounts

The devastating images and clips from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian rolling through the news feeds are truly heartbreaking. It’s incredibly difficult to watch the crippling effects of situations like these. All of us here at M Dean Owen, CPA, PSC send our thoughts...

M Dean Owen, CPA, PSC’s guide to Avoiding an IRS Scammer

M Dean Owen, CPA, PSC’s guide to Avoiding an IRS Scammer

Before I get to today’s topic (some thoughtful guidance on spotting an IRS tax scam) let’s discuss this…It’s that time of year when spending seems to really kick in. Yes, I know we’re still in September, but all of these holidays that seem to mysteriously demand extra...

Dean Owen’s Strategy for RMD Withdrawals

Dean Owen’s Strategy for RMD Withdrawals

There’s something about a new work week that gets you thinking about how you want to spend the weekend. The same goes for planning a vacation once you get back from one. Work is fulfilling, but life’s "rest times" are what Paducah people like you and I work so hard to...

Dean Owen’s Credit Score Repair Strategies

Dean Owen’s Credit Score Repair Strategies

I’ve talked to many clients about credit score repair – and I’ve seen how true this is: it’s easy to get yourself deep into credit problems. I’ve even seen that it’s not always the people that you’d expect. I have Paducah clients who have built tight financial...

Student Loan Forgiveness Guidelines for Paducah Grads

Student Loan Forgiveness Guidelines for Paducah Grads

There’s a lot of upheaval in Washington (and across the country) over this whole student loan forgiveness decision from the White House. Some Paducah people are exultant, some are… well, less than thrilled.For the extremely-online-all-the-time crowd, it’s likely...

Dean Owen on How (and Why) to Invest in Savings Bonds

Dean Owen on How (and Why) to Invest in Savings Bonds

The economy has caused some turmoil as of late. Markets haven’t been kind for the last couple weeks, and it is yet to be seen what impacts the student loan relief will have on the economy at large (if it, indeed, doesn’t get struck down by legal challenge). And...