Andrade & Associates

It's unwise to pay too much but it's worse to pay too little.
When you pay too much, you lose a little money...that is all.

When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the service you purchased was incapable of doing what it was supposed to do.

The Common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot...

It can't be done.

Latest Tax News

Where's my refund (IRS)...more, State of California...more
To get to your refund status, you'll need to provide the following information as shown on your return:

  • Your Social Security Number (or IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)
  • Your Filing Status, (Single, Married Filing Joint Return, Married Filing Separate Return, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er))
  • The Refund amount (It is important to enter the refund amount exactly as it is shown on your return in order for our computer system to retrieve your data)

IRS E-File Opens for 2011 Filing Season for Most Taxpayers
Jan. 4, 2011
WASHINGTON 2011 Tax Law Changes Provide Saving Opportunities for Nearly Everyone.  The IRS even has tax tips and YouTube videos, search "IRS Tax Tips". 

For most taxpayers, the 2011 tax filing season starts on schedule. However, tax law changes enacted by Congress and signed by President Obama in December mean some people need to wait until mid- to late February to file their tax returns in order to give the IRS time to reprogram its processing systems.  This applies to most Schedule A filers..more.

 IRS Warns Taxpayers of tax schemes, scams and fraud.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!" Seek professional advice from the IRS or a Tax Professional before you subscribe to any scheme that offers exemption from your obligation as a United States Citizen to pay taxes. Buying into a tax evasion scheme can be very costly....more

Identity Theft...
Check your credit report on a regular basis and look for accounts which you did not open or address that you never lived.  Also check to see who has been inquiring as to your credit.

Californian's can receive a free copy of their credit report form the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and Transunion.  Reports can be requested via the internet at www.annualcreditreport.com

Social Security Administration FAQ sheet on what to do and agencies to notify...more

Other sites with information and forms to help with Identity theft.

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This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the
crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help
you protect yourself from identity theft, and the steps to take if
it occurs.