July 1, 2016|
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Around the Office

Welcome to our new monthly newsletter "The E2 Advisor".  We are proud to bring you fun, exciting and informative news on a monthly basis. So let's start by telling you what's going on around our office.  We just wrapped up a busy tax season and ... Wait I hear wedding bells. That's right, Hunter has gotten married and just came back from a week long Disney cruise.  Congratulations to Hunter on his nuptials.  Matt has been busy with post tax planning for each of our clients.  Matt wants to remind our clients to please stop by and say hi and pick up any of your tax documents you left with us.  Elizabeth has been busy closing out the books for the first quarter for our business clients.  We hope you find useful information throughout the year and will enjoy our weekly blogs which can all be found on our website Our goal is to give you important information throughout the entire year to help with personal and business needs and goals.  Don't forget to scroll to the very bottom of the newsletter where we will feature a recipe of the month.  Just in time for summer, this month's recipe is a Watermelon Margarita.

Help for Victims of Floods and Losses

This year has been a trying year for many of us, most of whom have been affected by the flooding in some way or form.  We hope that everyone is okay, and our thoughts are with those who’ve been affected most by this disaster.
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What To Do if I Had Fraud On My 2015 Tax Return

Tax day has passed this year, and if you were like the majority of taxpayers, your return was accepted with no issues.  However, a small but growing number of taxpayers are seeing their returns rejected by the IRS because someone has already filed a return with their Social Security Number. Read More ...


Get More Mileage Out of Your Deductions: Start a Mileage Log

Do you use your vehicle for business?  Did you use it to look for a job?
If you itemize your deductions and want to deduct those mileage expenses, it’s imperative that you document those miles with a mileage log. Read more ...


"If You Walk the Street, They'll Tax Your Feet"

So you sat down and wrote a hit song that just went multi-platinum.  The song grossed $1,000,000 and you go to pick up your royalty check and the secretary hands you a check for $50,000.  “Where’d all my money go?” Read more...


Our Monthly Recipe:

The Watermelon Margarita

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
3 strips orange zest
2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
3/4 cup white tequila
1/4 cup lime juice
salt or sugar for rimming glasses (optional)
1 lime, cut into wedges
2 cups crushed ice, or as needed

  1. Bring 1/2 cup sugar, water, and orange zest in a small saucepan to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove simple syrup from heat and allow to cool completely.
  2. Place watermelon in a blender or food processor. Pulse until pureed.
  3. Stir watermelon puree into a large pitcher with simple syrup, tequila, and lime juice.
  4. Place a small amount of salt or sugar into a saucer. Rub edge of margarita glasses with a lime wedge to moisten. Lightly dip the rim of the glass into the saucer to rim the glass; tap off excess salt or sugar.
  5. Fill rimmed glasses with crushed ice; pour margarita mixture into glasses and garnish with lime wedges to serve.

In this Month's Advisor:
Around the Office
Help for Victims of Floods
Fraud on My Return
Start a Mileage Log
The Beatles
Monthly Recipe
Monthly Tax Tip:
Did Your Child Get a Summer Job?  Even if your child won’t earn enough to be required to file a tax return, it still may be beneficial to file one.  After all, if they don’t file a return, they can’t recoup any payroll taxes their employer may have withheld!
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