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Where's My Refund? - It's Quick, Easy and Secure.
Where's My Refund? is updated no more than once every 24 hours, usually overnight.
When to check status of your refund:
- Within 24 hours after we've received your e-filed tax return; or
- 4 weeks after mailing your paper return.
When the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund, you can see your actual personalized refund date. Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days after we receive your tax return, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer.
You should only call if it has been:
- 21 days or more since you filed electronically;
- More than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return; or
- The Where’s My Refund? tool directs you to contact us.
Credit Scores Explained
Building A Business By Following Your Passion Seize Your Business podcast
In this SeizeYourBusiness.com entrepreneur video, Jerry Catalano discusses how he built his accounting firm to a staff of 24 by one becoming an industry expert in his niche, earning referrals and acquiring other books of business, and being a thought leader and creative marketing mediums.
Get Off On the Right Foot Financially (And Stay That Way) With Your New Spouse
Radio Wedding Expo Show on AM1530 WCKG.
Originally broadcast on 3/8/15.
Steve Hirmer and Sue Meloun conduct a crash course on how to make sure you and your new husband or wife are on the same page financially. Hear an Estate Planning Attorney talk about planning for the future and Jerry Catalano CPA from Catalano, Caboor & Co. talk about the changes in tax status after getting married.
Jerry Catalano's interview starts at 24:44
The Best Accounting Practices for Entrepreneurs Jerry Catalano Interview with Christopher Dorsano
When becoming an entrepreneur the one area that will guarantee if you will have success is your cash flow and hiring the right accountant to manage your profit and expenses is a crucial part of your new business venture.
Bullet points from the interview:
- When you are a CPA. You can do certified audits.
- Not everyone needs a certified audit.
- Only small businesses that need a certified audit are from ones that the bank request for it.
- Review opinion is lower than a certified audit.
- General accepted accounting principles are dictated by American certified accountants.
There are 4 different types of accountants:
- CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
- CFO (Certified Financial Officer)
- Staff Accountants
- Average Bookkeepers
Getting the numbers right to start with in the foundation is important.
Entrepreneurs should start off by getting trained in these software’s in the beginning.
Goal is to get the charter of accounts correct and numbers entered correctly.
Tax planning season starts on October 1st.
Once you start making money. The issues start to grow.
CPA’s have contacts and connections with banks and financial institutions.
A bookkeeper is only going to be able to get you a good set of books.
Questions to know when starting your business when first meeting with you accountant.
How are you accounting for your income and expenses?
What type of entity are you?
Where is your revenue at?
Be very clear on what you want.
WORK WITH JERRY: Email: email@example.com Websites: www.catboor.com www.themusiccpa.com
Savings Bond Calculator
Calculate the values of your savings bonds and compile an inventory of them.
Illinois Film Office
We are the top contact in the list of Illinois Entertainment CPA's that specialize in Illinois Film Credits! Click this link, look for Tax Incentives at the top, and scroll down to List Of Illinois CPAS.
Tax Publications and Online Resources available year-round in six languages
A wide range of publications and online resources are available year-round in six languages on IRS.gov.
Tax Products for Taxpayers Who Are Visually Impaired
This YouTube video explains how to get accessible tax forms for taxpayers who are blind or visually impaired.
Click here for Accessible Forms & Publications that the Internal Revenue Service offers content in a variety of file formats to accommodate people who use assistive technology such as screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays, and voice recognition software. We have prepared hundreds of tax forms and publications that can be downloaded or viewed online in text-only, Braille ready files, browser-friendly HTML, accessible PDF, and large print.
Networking Effectively podcast with Jim Catalano
In this SeizeYourBusiness.com entrepreneur video, Jim Catalano the marketing director for Catalano, Caboor & Co and The Music CPA discusses networking through social media, giving to clients before receiving, and knowing your brand.
Home Work Guide
With the dramatic changes in the employment landscape in recent years, more people are looking to work from home and find freelance work. The problem is that there are many rip-off work-from-home outfits that claim to find you jobs for an upfront fee. They're just trying to make a quick buck off you. Below are some sites and companies Clark has determined to be legitimate. Of course, you should check them out thoroughly yourself before getting involved. Good luck!
Illinois Jobs Tax Credit Program
Business owners can go online and register for their tax credits, provide substantiating data, and print out their credit certificates, without ever having to leave their office. This law gives employers a strong incentive to continue providing good jobs for workers who need it most.
Internal Revenue Service
Home of the IRS on the Web. The IRS has definitely done a nice job on their Website.
Illinois Department of Revenue
Bank Account Basics get answers about checking, savings and other bank account questions
US Government - Social Security Resources
State Tax Forms
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The Illinois CPA Society
Masters In Accounting
All-in-one accounting resource that has content useful to:
For students planning on taking accountancy:
- Directory of schools that offers accounting program across all 50 States
- Directory of accounting scholarship
For students currently taking accountancy:
- Directory of schools that offers Master’s program in Accountancy and Finance
- Career outlook for Master’s Degrees
For accounting professionals:
- Live accounting job board
- Accountant Salary Chart, employment demand projection, and a 10-year growth rate projection
The Treasury Department
The White House
The United States Senate
The United States House of Representatives
The Wall Street Journal
The Music CPA
Catalano, Caboor & Co. speciality firm handling the financial needs of all entertainment professionals.