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Improving Client Access to Secure Information

How do we communicate with our clients? Are our methods of electronic communication safe and secure?  Are our clients able to conveniently access their information? Are we able to access important information and communications from our clients? At Raskob Kambourian the answer to these important questions is yes! Raskob Kambourian is always seeking ways to…

Beware of Scams

No one wants to be a victim of scam artists. The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to be aware of what scammers are doing-what their goals are and what techniques they are using to achieve these goals. So far in 2017, these are the 10 most common scams to be aware of.…

Security

Here at Raskob Kambourian, we take pride in our ability to keep our clients’ important personal documents safe and secure. We use up to date scanning procedures to create electronic files and we use up to date technology with built in protection features. We have double lock security, meaning that not only are the file…

Ever Changing IRAs

Every year taxpayers ask if they should do an Individual Retirement Account and if it should be  a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. No matter which professional they ask, they get the same answer. Well, it depends. In 1974, Congress enacted the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in an effort to legislate protection…

Tax Implications to Consider When Buying a Home

Most of us will purchase property during our lives but few of us understand closing costs and which closing costs are deductible on our income tax returns.  When you are spending anywhere from 3% to 5% of the purchase price of the home it would be nice to know what you are paying for. Closing…

Tax Identify Theft

Most of us may think that Identity Theft just isn’t that prevalent.  However, ID thieves steal the identities of about 2.5 million deceased Americans every year.  This is over and above the hacking schemes we hear about almost daily.  The most targeted groups of people are the deceased, children, prisoners and the elderly.  These general…

3 Tips for Tax Season

Yes, it’s that time again – TAX SEASON! Most people dread this time of year like the plague. Not only are you likely recovering from holiday expenses, now you have to worry about the extra amount Uncle Sam will take from your hard-earned income. Or, perhaps you expect a refund of some sort. Either way,…

Tax Season 2015

Just before Christmas Congress finally passed the extender bill reinstating for another year some of the helpful items they have had in the past such as 50% bonus depreciation and the teachers’ deduction for above the line.  However, it will again need to be re-evaluated this year.  There is always hope that Congress will really…

Tax Implications of Health Care Law – Obamacare

After three years of being in effect the Health Care Law is gaining speed and beginning to make an impact on many aspects of our lives whether it is as an employee, employer or happily retired.  The complexities about the health care aspects are much greater than can be addressed in this space.  If you…

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) & Financial Planning

The Supreme Court stuck down many areas of the law related to same-sex marriages.  However, here in Arizona, we are still waiting for decisions about how this affects our clients and residents. In general there are a variety of tax breaks available to legally married persons: The right to file a joint return The opportunity…