Felicia A. Williams

Felicia A. Williams is a wife, mother, freelance writer and owner of Tidbits and Stuff.

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How to Apply for PTIN Online

How to Apply for PTIN Online

| October 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you get paid for preparing tax returns, you probably already know that the Internal Revenue Service requires you to get a Preparers Tax Identification Number. Effective January of 2011 all paid tax preparers must obtain a PTIN or face penalties for not obtaining one. How to Apply Online for a PTIN Registering an Account: […]

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IRS PTIN Requirement: What is a Preparer Tax ID Number and Who Needs One?

IRS PTIN Requirement: What is a Preparer Tax ID Number and Who Needs One?

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Effective January 1, 2011 the Internal Revenue Service requires all tax preparers that charge a fee for tax preparation services to have a PTIN. PTIN stands for Preparer Tax Identification Number. In the past, anyone with the appropriate tax preparation software could prepare taxes for someone else and charge a fee. Such individuals were not […]

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Amending Federal Tax Returns with Form 1040X

Amending Federal Tax Returns with Form 1040X

| October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you file your federal tax returns and later realize you made a mistake on your returns, there is the possibility you might have to file an amended tax return using IRS Form 1040X. Not all tax return mistakes require the amended tax return form 1040 X. Mistakes like mathematical miscalculations or forgetting to attach […]

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Honda Voluntary Recall

Honda Voluntary Recall

| August 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you drive a Honda Accord (model years 2005-2010), a Honda CR-V (model years 2007-2010) or a Honda Element (model years 2005-2008) you should take a look at this news release (release has since been removed from the Honda site). In essence Honda has issued a recall for the above-mentioned vehicles because of an automatic […]

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How to Handle Late Tax Payments/Filing

How to Handle Late Tax Payments/Filing

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are placed in the less than enviable position of either not filing your taxes or filing your taxes late, there are a few things you should know: If you receive a tax bill from the IRS, respond to it. Even if you don’t have the money to pay the bill in full, contact […]

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Freelance Writing Tax Tips

Freelance Writing Tax Tips

| April 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s a tidbit of information for freelance writers and small business owners. This information isn’t so much a tip on how to increase your writing speed or how to find new clients. It more has to do with the accounting end of the freelance writing business. Most freelance writers are in the writing business to […]

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Ford Windstar Subframe Recall

Ford Windstar Subframe Recall

| March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Effective January 26, 2011, Ford issued a recall to replace the defective subframe on Windstar mini vans. If you own a Ford Windstar manufactured between the years of 1999 and 2003, there is a chance that your vehicle’s sub frame is defective. For more information on the subframe problem, read the earlier article Ford Windstar […]

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Buying Life Insurance After Turning 80

Buying Life Insurance After Turning 80

| March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

This post is not a post with solutions to the problem of purchasing life insurance for a person over 80 years old. It’s more like a wake up call for anyone with elderly relatives. If the responsibilities of paying for the funeral expenses fall squarely on your shoulders, you should read the rest of this […]

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Credit History and Insurance Premiums

Credit History and Insurance Premiums

| February 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Most states allow insurance companies to review a policy holder’s credit report and credit scores and use it as one of the factors for calculating insurance premiums. The question then becomes: Is credit history a valid basis for determining whether or not a policyholder will file a claim? Validate the Credit Source One of the […]

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Florida New Car Lemon Law: How to File a Claim

Florida New Car Lemon Law: How to File a Claim

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you buy a new car in the state of Florida, you are protected under the Florida Auto Lemon Law. The Florida Lemon Law provides protection for the first 24 months after purchasing and taking delivery of your new vehicle. Automobiles Eligible for Florida Lemon Law Protection The Lemon Law applies to new vehicles, demonstrator […]

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