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TAX PREPARATION

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

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Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

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A Strategy For Shakopee, MN Taxpayers With A Higher Than Expected Tax Bill

Taking a look around the world these days, and where things seem to be headed… But our heads are high here at Menden Accounting & Tax Service because we worked our tails off for our Shakopee, MN clients this year. We helped a bunch of people save a ton on their...

Reflections On The Extended Tax Season By A Local Shakopee, MN Tax Professional

I remember at the end of April 2019 that I felt like it had been one of the wildest tax seasons in memory. The TCJA (“Trump Tax Code”) had thrown a ton of curveballs our way, and we were looking forward to implementing tax planning strategies for our Shakopee, MN...

The End of Tax Season, Estimated Taxes, And Unemployment Compensation by Roger Menden

I'm still emotionally adjusting to the fact that we just went through 4th of July weekend ... and "tax season" is STILL GOING.I'm thankful for it, because I also know that extending the deadline during this wild, intensely difficult year (for so many) was a rare...

Why Procrastination Makes Sense in 2020 For Shakopee, MN Taxpayers

We've had impeachment votes, worldwide pandemics, quarantine-like lockdowns (for the healthy), public police brutality, widespread protests, intense riots, MURDER HORNETS, statues falling, social media anger and now we have a drunken and murderous monkey to top off...

Financial Mindset Management for Our Shakopee, MN Tax Clients

Based on the history of events over the course of the last few decades (both here in Shakopee, MN and beyond), you might have thought that world events would have slowed down in the last week -- that there could begin to be some sense of normality. But no. This isn't...

Which Stimulus Payments Are Taxable (and Which Aren’t) For Shakopee, MN Taxpayers

All over our nation, we're seeing pain. It's overwhelming, as someone who has to communicate to a broad base of Shakopee, MN clients, to even articulate meaningful words about everything that is happening. So ... I'm just doing what I can to sit in the pain of it all...

The Important Details of Mortgage Forbearance For Shakopee, MN Taxpayers

Here we are, just out of perhaps the oddest Memorial Day weekend in memory. The summer is here! But it feels like much of our country is still mired in winter. And that feels like it is still the case, no matter the hints of progress against this virus, and no matter...

The Breakdown Of Trust In Shakopee, MN And How To Rise Above

I've written a fair amount over the past few weeks about all of the specific provisions in the CARES Act, related to economic stimulus checks, various tax savings strategies, financial implications, and then some. And I will continue to be covering these topics in the...

Shakopee, MN Folks With Student Loans, Or Who Take An RMD, You’ve Got To Read This

It feels to me that we're all in need of some good news. I have some great news for the young (ish) and the old (ish), but before I get there, I'd like to encourage EVERY person who is reading this: Keep your head in the game. Yes -- we can so easily get caught up in...

What Shakopee, MN Area Taxpayers Should Know About COVID-Related Scams

Anytime (like now) that there is a rollout of government assistance, we, here in Shakopee, MN, can count on two things: 1)    Bumps in the road (it's hard to manage many millions of people needing help) 2)    SCAMS I haven't yet heard of any of my local Shakopee, MN...

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!