SURVIVED THE IDES OF MARCH

caesarUnlike Julius Caesar, you survived the Ides of March yesterday. In Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar was warned, “Beware the Ides of March,” but ignored the caution and was stabbed 23 times by a mob in the Roman senate. Don’t ignore that we are halfway through March already. Tax Day for 2018, usually falling on April 15 (the Ides of April), will be two days later since the 15th falls on a Sunday. It’s just over a month from now.

Will you be ready? Many people procrastinate and wait until the last minute to do taxes, but that can be risky and expensive. It may be too late to get your taxes done by that date, and if so, you may need an extension. An extension is better than sending in a hurriedly-prepared, incorrect form or missing vital deductions that could save you money. And some of the tax preparers-in-the-box only do taxes for a few months a year instead of professionals like CPAs who are dedicated to tax planning and year-round study.

Les Merritt, CPA, has been helping businesses and individuals with tax preparation for decades and knows the latest tax laws. He studies which deductions you can take and which you cannot and can find all those that are allowable for your most beneficial tax return.

Now is the time to act. Call Les Merritt at (919) 269-8553 to make an appointment to take care of your tax return. You will be glad you have taken action and removed this task from your incomplete projects. Set up to have Les do your taxes yearly and never dread the Ides of March or April.

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