Tax Resources

Internal Revenue Service

Visit the IRS website at to file a simple tax return online, check your refund status, and read about IRS rules and regulations.

California Franchise Tax Board

Visit for California income tax forms, calculators, and updates for California’s tax law.

L & S Tax Blog

Visit the L & S Tax blog for updates and information from the Partners at L & S Tax Services.

2014 IRS Mileage rates

Here are the current IRS mileage rates. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 56 cents per mile for business miles driven 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes 14 cents per mile driven in service […]

Dealer vs. Investor Real Estate Sales

Dealer vs. Investor Real Estate Sales By Scott E. West, EA Originally published in California Enrolled Agent, Sept/Oct Edition In this article, we will explore the differences between what constitutes real estate sold as investment property vs. real estate sold in the ordinary course of business. The former receives capital gain treatment. The latter is […]

IRS Finally Ready?

It looks like the IRS is preparing to finally accept all forms for the 1040 series returns that were previously delayed due to late legislation. The projected date for accepting these returns is Sunday, March 3rd. So, those of you with rental properties or residential energy credits should be able to efile starting March 3rd.