Albert E. Bergen, CPA

Income Tax Blog

Maine Tax Professional

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Albert E. Bergen, CPA is a certified public accountant and income tax professional in Auburn, Maine. Albert has been preparing federal and Maine tax returns for individuals, businesses, and non-profits since 2005.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Maine a Master’s of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting…
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Storm Extends March Deadline for Some

Calendar-year S-corporations and partnerships who would have had a March 15 federal filing due-date have been been granted additional time to file for an extension, if they were affected by Winter Storm Stella.  Form 7004, which S-corps and partnerships use to request an additional six months to file their returns, would otherwise have been due…
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Reminder: FAFSA filing season has changed.

Just a quick reminder: The filing period for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is ongoing and started October 1. This a big change from what most of us remember from our college days.  Back then, the FAFSA would be completed early in the calendar year with information from the preceding year’s tax…
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Real Estate Professional Taxes

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Who is a Real Estate Professional One of my most popular blog articles describes how most small landlords are not required to file 1099s for work done on their properties.  That’s true for small landlords, but not for real estate professionals. Some landlords’ real estate activities rise to the level of being a business.  But what constitutes…
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Mainers Overpay for Electricity

Check your power bill. If you signed up with one of the alternative power suppliers, you’re probably paying significantly more for power than you would be under the standard offer.  When Maine “deregulated” the electric supply portion our power bills, it was supposed to lead to lower costs.  Today, the standard offer is the lowest…
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Unclaimed Property

Treasure chest in sand.

One of my favorite personal finance websites – ClarkHoward.com – recently did a brief story about unclaimed property and mentioned www.missingmoney.com. This is also one of my favorite sites because I’ve been able go on to it and find unclaimed property that’s belonged to clients, friends, and family members. Even my own parents had unclaimed property…
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