What a Dependent is! How to Fix if Denied! Why So Important!
August 26, 2021
Hosted by Marcelino Dodge, EA
The year 2021 is probably the most important year ever to have your qualified child or children claimed on your 2020 tax return. But, who is my qualifying child? What if parents are divorced? Who claims the children on their tax return? What can I do if a my child is claimed on a tax return before I filed my 2020 tax return? The answer to these questions are essential with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021. There are new rules for 2021 only for the child tax credit, and how you filed your 2020 tax return will affect who receives the advance child tax credit. These advance payments have already started and will be reconciled on the 2021 tax return filed in 2022. Get up to speed on all the details and where you can get more information as the with the advance Child Tax Credit payments already being sent out.
The Tax Answers Advisor
Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
The tax world is always revolving and changing. How does the taxpayer keep up with both individual tax and business tax changes? The year 2020 saw thousands of pages added to the tax code. We help our listeners to understand the importance of using a licensed, credentialed tax preparer, such as an Enrolled Agent (EA), to prepare their individual tax returns and their business tax returns. You will learn how a proactive approach to rapidly changing tax laws will help you to pay the least amount of income tax possible. You’ll learn by working year-round with an Enrolled Agent. You can maximize both your tax deductions and your tax credits. Together we can help you create tangible strategies to achieve financial success and increase cash flow. By strategic planning and implementation, you can keep tax liability down in the future no matter what Congress does. The Tax Answers Advisor can be heard every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Marcelino Dodge, EA
Marcelino Dodge, an Enrolled Agent since March 2006, is an experienced tax professional who has over 21 years of experience. An enrolled agent is a federally licensed tax professional who is authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Mr. Dodge owns and operates Cash Tracks Financial Inc., a tax, accounting, life insurance and investment advisory business.
Mr. Dodge has been life insurance licensed since 1995 and investment licensed since 1996. He is uniquely qualified with a background consisting of more than just accounting and tax preparation. He is knowledgeable in many types of employee benefits programs including retirement plans and health insurance programs. Marcelino is uniquely qualified to speak authoritatively on how tax, insurance and investments all work together.
Marcelino has become an Intelligent Solutions Management Advisor (ISMA). As an ISMA, Marcelino now works together with clients year-round to take advantage of tax law changes and to implement proactive tax saving strategies. Plus, by working together year-round he helps individuals and businesses increase they cash flow. He has prepared tax returns for individuals, sole-proprietors, corporations, LLC’s and partnerships. He has been a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals since 2011, and was voted the Lamar (Colorado) Ledger’s People’s Choice Tax Preparer for 2016 and 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Colorado State University in Pueblo.