Retired Maryland Income Tax Auditor prepares individual Federal and Maryland Returns

Knowledgable about current tax law and legal ways to save you tax

Experienced, accurate, computerized

Member of National Association of Tax Professionals

Reasonable rates, House calls Contact: Jeffrey H. Marks, (410)358-1321

Response to Bicycle Commuter Tax Benefit::

Although small, the bicycle commuter tax benefit is well worth taking. Filing one's own taxes is fine, but people need to know about all the deductions and credits that change each year. Tax Software helps, but one still has to be aware and click on the right box. I try to jog peoples' memories. My last client overlooked a large energy credit for an attic mirror insulation system that reflects heat. Others forget about incl large medical exp over 7% of their AGI in their itemized deductions. Another client received an incorrect 1099-R from inheriting a life ins policy. The 1099-R showed no cost basis, but after my contacting the ins company that had been involved in mergers, we found there was a large cost basis. The ins company issued a corrected 1099-R that saved my client a lot of tax. People don't like to pay someone to prepare their taxes. But unless their Return is very simple or they are well versed in the complex tax law, they often overpay .

by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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Does he bike to the house calls?
From Jeffrey:

Although I often walk to nearby tax appointments, so far I haven't bicycled. However, as I obtain more clients who are bicycle enthusiasts, I may want to start bicycling to meet some clients, weather and distance permitting.-Clients, of course, are always welcome to bicycle to my home, and they may either lock their bike in my fenced in yard or in my basement.