July 21, 2015
The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is basically an income tax system that runs parallel to the regular income tax. For taxpayers with higher incomes, be...
July 17, 2015
The Federal income tax is based on a “pay-as-you-go” system. There are 2 ways to pay as you go: withholding tax or estimated tax. This article discusses withholding tax (also...
July 14, 2015
If you receive tips as part of your job, it’s important to realize that all tips are considered income and are subject to Federal income tax.
July 8, 2015
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a 9-digit number issued by the IRS for the purposes of identifying a particular business’ tax account. The EIN format is XX-XXXXXXX.
EINs are used by employers, sole proprietors, corporations,...
June 15, 2015
This is the IRS’ general tax calendar, which includes all the 2015 deadlines that most taxpayers will need to know.
NOTE: If you file your taxes based on the fiscal year (instead of the calendar year), some of these dates will be...
June 10, 2015
If you have to move because of your job — whether you’re starting a new job or working at the same job in a new location — you may be able to deduct some of your moving expenses on your income tax...
May 14, 2015
April 15, 2015
Generally, individual income tax returns need to be e-filed or postmarked by April 15. If you do not file on time, there is a late filing penalty of 5% on the amount that you owe. This is added to your tax balance for each month (or part of a...
March 25, 2015
Are you wondering if you need to file a tax return? While most people who earn an income must file a Federal income tax return, that is not true for everyone.
Depending on your...
March 23, 2015
Form 1099-MISC is an information return used to report certain miscellaneous income/payments to the IRS. If you are an independent contractor, or you hire an independent contractor, you...