Federal Tax Returns

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  • September 16, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, particularly those deployed in combat zones, are faced with unique tax situations and are eligible for special tax benefits.

    For Federal tax purposes, the U.S. Armed Forces includes the following:

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  • September 15, 2014

    As you may already know, the IRS provides tax deductions for charitable contributions that you make to a qualified organization. However, it is not just direct cash and property donations that are...

  • September 9, 2014

    Did you make a mistake on your Federal tax return that you need to correct?

    First, you should know that not all errors require an amended tax...

  • September 8, 2014

    Gambling — whether it’s at the racetracks, the casino, or the lottery — is a source of entertainment for millions of people. It is also a source of income, whether you win the Powerball...

  • September 5, 2014

    Are you trying to determine whether or not all of your income is taxable? While the IRS considers most types of income to be fully taxable, there are certain instances where your income may not be subject to tax.

    Taxable Income...

  • September 2, 2014

    If you owe taxes, it may feel as though you’ve been cast adrift upon a sea of uncaring bureaucracy. Don’t despair—you have rights! In fact, there is a new “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” that was...

  • August 25, 2014

    If you pay for the cost of higher education for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent child, you may be eligible for a Federal tax credit that can save you money at tax time. This article covers some...

  • August 11, 2014

    Millions of people enjoy having hobbies — whether it’s photography, antiquing, craft making, collecting coins, or breeding horses. It usually costs money to support a hobby, but in some cases, your hobby can also make you money.

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  • August 10, 2014

    As many are still recovering from the Great Recession, the idea of having income (or even excess income) subject to tax is the last thing people want to think about. 

    Generally, tax law defines income as “undeniable accessions to wealth”...

  • June 2, 2014

    Roughly one in three Americans files their own taxes online, rather than using a professional tax preparer. If you're going to file electronically, there are a few ways you can do it.

    If your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was less than $58,...