Hartford County, CT Real Estate News

By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
 If you owe back taxes to the IRS, some amount of panic is understandable. After all, the Internal Revenue Service has the power of the federal government in its corner, something no other debt collector can claim. They are considered the most brutal collection agency on the planet. It is easy to freeze up and just do nothing when you owe back taxes to the IRS, but hiding from, or doing nothing about your tax debt will not make it go away. In fact, ignoring the taxes you owe will only make the situation worse, since interest and penalties can really add up. You also risk having your paycheck garnished (the IRS does not need a court order to do this) or your bank account levied. The IRS can also file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien making it all but impossible to obtain financing for a car ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Spring Lake Village, Southington CT Active Adult Condos Spring Lake Village in Southington CT is a complex of 640 condos designed for adults that want the comforts of a home but without the maintenance.The condos at Spring Lake Village are designed with many different styles, all built with quality and comfort in mind. Almost all have first floor master bedroom suites with walk-in closets and spacious full baths. There are 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units, with at least 1 full bath and many have 2 full baths.Full basements for extra storage and first floor laundry are common in many of the nits. The condos are laid out in clusters of homes with walking trails, and large landscaped grass areas to give the feel of privacy and space. There are private decks for the barbeque or to just sit and relax...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
 Tax returns can be complicated and tricky to understand. Even for a professional, it can be surprisingly difficult to get every number and detail right. Often, you only notice the mistakes when you take a casual look at your return days after you submit it online or drop it in the mailbox. Or worse, the IRS sends you a letter telling you something is off.So, is there anything that you can do after your return is in?Actually, there's a lot that you can do. But if you don’t know where to start, it’s best to leave it to a professional. Our tax resolution specialists can navigate the IRS maze so that you have nothing to worry about. We help people who owe back taxes or have back tax debt. Call us today for a free consultation. 3 Major Types Of MistakesThere are many red flags the IRS looks...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Home sellers in South Windsor need to move quickly preparing their homes for sale now if they want to be successful in the spring market. There are many things that need to be done in order to ensure a quick and profitable sale-from decluttering and deep cleaning to making repairs and staging the home. Here are three tips that will help you get started!One of the most important things that you can do to improve your home's curb appeal is to focus on the front door. This is the first thing that buyers will see when they pull up, and it's important to make a good first impression. Here are three tips for making your front door look its best. Get a brand new Welcome mat. Simply, the easiest and quickest action you can do. The second tip is to get rid of clutter and dirt. From the broom you...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
A growing number of people are leaving the world of traditional employment behind. These are the folks who are opening their own small businesses. The people who are embracing freelancing. And the men and women who are using gig work to make a good income.As this trend continues, many of those newly self-employed individuals are finding themselves at a loss, especially when tax season rolls around. One of the worst feelings is working so hard throughout the year, only to get blindsided by a huge tax bill you weren’t ready for.While traditional employees can rely on the companies they work for to withhold taxes and report their earnings to the IRS, the self-employed are expected to complete these actions on their own.To make matters worse, the self-employed often pay higher taxes than th...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
If you are running a small business, you have an unwanted, not so silent partner that will dig into your pocket every year: the IRS.The IRS wants to know what you are doing, how much you are earning and most importantly how much you are paying in taxes. And the tax agency is becoming increasingly aggressive in this regard. While the audit rate for individual returns has been hovering at far less than 1%, the audit rate for small businesses can be as much as 10 times higher.The IRS is watching what you do, and if they think you are not paying your fair share they will certainly come calling. When that demand letter from the IRS arrives, knowing what to do next can make all the difference, and the more you educate yourself the easier it will be to deal with, and eliminate, the tax debt.No...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Statistics for Southington CT January 2022 Southington CT is a town in Hartford County with a population of app 50,000. It is app 20 miles from Hartford CT with a relatively easy commute.  Town government is a Town Council which appoints a Town Manager.  It is a mix of residential, commercial and industrial properties and businesses.  It also has a highly accredited school system with 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.   Search for Homes in Southington CT Currently in Southington CT there are 16 active residential listings for sale, with 4 new listings being added in January 2022. The homes for sale in Southington CT range from a 768 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home listed at $65,900 to a 5,274 square ft, 5-bedroom, colonial listed at $1,250,000. The averag...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
So many of us dread the April 15 tax filing deadline. The U.S. tax code contains more words than the Bible and hundreds of pages of new rules and regulations are often added. With so much complexity, it is no wonder so many of us put off filing our taxes until the last possible minute, but taking that approach introduces its own stresses and can potentially land you in hot water with the IRS.   What if you do not get it done on time? You can file for an extension, but you are still required to pay the taxes you owe plus penalties and interest.   How do you know you didn't make a mistake with your last minute tax filing? Something as simple as a mathematical error could increase the odds of an audit and put you in the crosshairs of the IRS.   We specialize in helping people who owe $10,...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
  The old saying that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes has never been truer, or more frightening. In the current environment, fear of the IRS is creeping in, and nothing will get your heart racing quite as fast as opening the mailbox and finding a letter from the tax agency.   When the IRS comes calling, you might think that there is nothing you can do. You may worry that you will have to liquidate your assets, sell your car, or even put your home on the market to afford what the IRS says you owe. The good news is that you may not have to pay that total amount, and before you write that big check you should check out the alternatives first.   The IRS understands taxpayers fall behind on their taxes, and they have programs in place that can reduce the amount you owe or ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Statistics for Southington CT December 2021 Southington CT is a town in Hartford County with a population of app 50,000. It is app 20 miles from Hartford CT with a relatively easy commute.  Town government is a Town Council which appoints a Town Manager.  It is a mix of residential, commercial and industrial properties and businesses.  It also has a highly accredited school system with 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.   Search for Homes in Southington CT Currently in Southington CT there are 24 active residential listings for sale, with 5 new listings being added in December 2021. The homes for sale in Southington CT range from a 1,056 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home listed at $63,000 to a 1,807 square ft, 3-bedroom, ranch listed at $1,650,000. The avera...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
  Opening the mailbox and finding a letter from the IRS is frightening, but what happens next can be even scarier. The tax agency wields incredible power, and if they claim you owe additional taxes they have many different options for forcing you to pay.   When the IRS claims you owe additional money, they will act quickly, and that could leave you reeling, and trying hard to preserve the money you need to pay your bills, feed your family and keep a roof over your head. If you are employed, the IRS can reach into your paycheck, forcing the company you work for to withhold part of what you are owed until the tax debt has been satisfied.   The IRS can also hold onto any refunds and government payments you would otherwise be due. If you have been waiting for that big fat refund check to a...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
It is hard to beat the freedom and flexibility of freelancing and gig work. When you work for yourself, you can set your own hours, turn your home into an office and even ditch the daily commute. As a small business owner, I understand the desire to be your own boss.All that is great, but there is one thing about freelancing that is much less pleasant. Compared to their corporate counterparts, self-employed individuals face an additional tax burden, an expense that takes many of them by surprise.Note: If you end up falling behind on your taxes and the IRS or state claim you owe $10,000 or more, reach out to our tax resolution firm and we’ll schedule a free, no-obligation confidential consultation.If you love the freedom of gig work but not the big tax bill, you need to think ahead. A li...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
Tax season can be a stressful time, especially for freelancers who might owe taxes at the end of the year. It can be overwhelming to look at the tax debt you owe from the profits you have made. Our firm specializes in tax resolution and helping people who owe the IRS or state $10,000 or more. We’ve seen small business owners and freelancers get blindsided every year by a huge tax bill and often falling behind on their taxes for years on end. If that’s you, we can help. Contact us to discuss your tax debt settlement options.  So, if you're worried about how you're going to pay your tax bill this year, try to relax. There are a wide variety of legitimate deductions you can utilize as a freelancer to bring your tax liability down. We encourage you to talk to a tax professional to see if an...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
  The holidays are here. Not to be a grinch but right around the corner is a less fondly anticipated time of year. Before you know it, you will be taking down the Christmas tree, pulling down the holiday lights and getting ready for the tax season to come. Just like the holidays, tax season requires lots of preparation and planning, and if you want to be ready, you need to start early.   Why am I writing this article? It's not to spoil your holiday cheer, it's because we've seen what it's like when you're not prepared. We help people who fall behind on their taxes and owe the IRS tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes, and it's often because they simply failed to prepare and they procrastinate on their taxes.   If you do get in trouble with the IRS and they claim you owe $10,000 or...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Statistics for Southington CT October 2021    Search for Homes in Southington CT Currently in Southington CT there are 30 active residential listings for sale, with 3 new listings being added in October 2021. The homes for sale in Southington CT range from a 1,056 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home listed at $63,000 to a 1,807 square ft, 3-bedroom, ranch listed at $1,650,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Southington CT is $439,707. The average days on market for these homes are 47 days. In addition, there are currently 34 homes under contingency contract and 57 homes under hard deposit.   In October 2021, 45 homes closed in Southington CT. They ranged from a 858 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home, which sold for $60,000 to a 2,933 square ft, 4-b...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
Operation Hidden Treasure: Cryptocurrency and the IRS Cryptocurrency has become an incredibly popular way to invest, but the tax side of this virtual coin can be difficult to navigate. The IRS vacillated its stance on cryptocurrency, throughout the years, making it confusing even for the most diligent investors.In March of 2021, the IRS announced Operation Hidden Treasure, this initiative is “focused on taxpayers who omit cryptocurrency income from their tax returns” (Forbes). If you've bought and/or sold cryptocurrency recently, it's important to declare your crypto correctly on your tax forms to avoid fraud and evasion charges. Before we jump into it, if you know you owe IRS back taxes on your crypto gains, it's important to reach out to a tax resolution firm like ours who is skilled ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Statistics for Southington CT September 2021    Search for Homes in Southington CT Currently in Southington CT there are 36 active residential listings for sale, with 11 new listings being added in September 2021. The homes for sale in Southington CT range from a 1,056 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home listed at $63,000 to a 1,807 square ft, 3-bedroom, ranch listed at $1,650,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Southington CT is $378,506. The average days on market for these homes are 53 days. In addition, there are currently 32 homes under contingency contract and 57 homes under hard deposit. In September 2021, 63 homes closed in Southington CT. They ranged from a 792 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home, which sold for $66,000 to a 3,082 square ft...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
Each year, many taxpayers choose to prepare their own tax returns. This can be an easy way to save a few hundred dollars but, it’s important to watch out for common tax filing mistakes. Tax preparation software makes some errors like addition and subtraction blunders less likely, but even the best software cannot eliminate all potential problems and human error.  If you are getting ready to file your tax return, be sure to take a second (or third) look before you hit send. Keeping a close eye out for these common tax filing mistakes is the best way to ensure the IRS does not come knocking at your door. Note: If you do get in trouble with the IRS and they claim you owe $10,o00 or more, reach out to our tax resolution firm and we’ll schedule a free, no-obligation confidential consultation...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
Which Tax Records to Keep and For How Long. Do This and Avoid Tax Problems Later. Whether you are expecting a nice tax refund or preparing to write a big scary check, you know that April 15 is the annual tax filing deadline. What you may not know, however, is that Tax Day is every day at the IRS, and the tax agency is always reviewing the information taxpayers and business owners have provided.  That means that keeping tax records is about more than just smart bookkeeping - it is an integral form of self-protection. You see, millions of Americans get letters from the IRS stating they owe back taxes or requesting more information about their tax returns. It may be disconcerting, but the IRS has the right to request additional information months, or even years, after the return you filed ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Spring Lake Village Adult Housing in Southington CTComfort and Affordability in Adult HousingThe condos at Spring Lake Village are designed with a majority of ranch style units with an interspersing of town home styles as well. There is the original set of buildings in a high-rise design with elevator service and a keyed secure lobby. Almost all the full ranch style models have first floor master bedroom suites with walk-in closets and spacious full baths. There are 2 or 3 bedroom units, with a second full bath, and many with attached garages for weather convenience.  Full basements for extra storage and first floor laundry are common in the full ranch units.The condos are laid out in clusters of homes with walking trails, and large landscaped grass areas to give the feel of privacy and...
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