Author Archives: J.D. H.

How to maximize my Earned Income Credit [Self Employed]

Here is some very helpful info if you are self employed with (or without) chilren and you want to know the maximum credit you may receive: How Is My Earned Income Credit Calculated? TurboTax can calculate this for you automatically. The amount of your earned income credit depends on: – Your income (both your wages & total income are part of the calculation) – How many qualifying children you have: none, one, two or three. To receive the maximum credit

Show a deposited check image on [SOLVED]

To show the actual image of a check deposited in your Chase account, the steps are as follows: Login to your Chase account View e account activity for the specific account the check was deposited in Search for the check if necessary After you find the transaction, click view ‘Deposit Details’ While viewing ‘Deposit Details’, click the small ‘See’ link below the ‘Action’ heading After you click ‘See’ you will be presented with the check image if available:

Update Quicken 2015 to R5 for taxes

Quicken has recently (3/24/2015) released their version R5 patch for Quicken 2015. If you like to have all your financial software up to date while doing taxes, you may want to backup and then perform the upgrade! There are a couple ways you can update, you can find info on both below. #1 Perform a “One Step Update” from the Tools menu in the application, after the update completes it should show you a notice about the new update: After

Delete recovery partition on Windows 8.1 [SOLVED]

I recently updated my Dell XPS 2015 to a 512GB m2 SSD. That left me with the old 128GB m2 SSD which I installed into a USB 3.0 UASP enclosure. However, I still needed to delete the partitions off of the old SSD so I could do a clean format. Here are the steps to do so: Open Command Prompt as administrator, then run: C:\Windows\system32>DISKPART DISKPART> LIST DISK Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt ——– ————- ——- ——- —

Treasury Direct 1099-B

Recently TreasuryDirect has been posting 1099-B forms in their online tax documents for TIPS holders. These forms can be a bit perplexing for people that never sell their TIPS but rather just hold on to them until maturity. Specifically, TreasuryDirect neglects to include the majority of the information the IRS requests. I have been putting together some notes on how to properly file the 1099-B’s, but for now here are some other resources on the topic: Treasury Direct 1099-B Direct

Fix Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 scanner power problem [SOLVED!]

Q. Hiya. I have a Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 scanner for my Mac and it will not power on 🙁 I checked the power supply and it is a really expensive scanner, do you know how I could go about repairing it so it will power on again? -Shirley Barnes A. Hi Shirley! I know something you can try. I have the same ScanSnap ix500 for my PC and the scanner has a small button/switch that is normally recessed, but it

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