December 9, 2013
Doing your taxes feels as fun as a trip to the emergency ward. So, you waited. And waited.
And here you are.
There are two main reasons people wait until the last minute to file taxes: either they owe the government money or...
October 14, 2013
More and more American taxpayers are turning to the Internet each spring for tax advice and tax preparation services.
Here is a guide to some of the more popular sources for...
September 24, 2013
Generally speaking, whenever you settle a debt for less than you owed, the difference counts as income – taxable income.
A short sale is a form of debt...
September 19, 2013
In 2001, most people filed their taxes with a pen and a stamp. Today, that's the rarity. Since the millennium, the rate of e-filing IRS forms has grown from about 30 percent of filers to about 80 percent.
September 6, 2013
As we increasingly rely on E-filing tax returns, we increase the efficiency of IRS operations and our convenience. We also strip away some crucial layers of...
July 26, 2013
Nonprofits are organizations designed to forward ideas, beliefs, and initiatives as opposed to one individual, or a group of individuals. This is in stark contrast to corporations or many business entities, which transfer a percentage of profits...
July 19, 2013
You may have noticed the remarkably high self-employment tax on Form 1040 (15.3%) and wondered how Americans – who have such a rich history of entrepreneurship –...
July 16, 2013
Occasionally an article will pop up about the hard-edged stance the IRS takes with small businesses, and particularly sole proprietorships.
Always, the implicit...
July 1, 2013
Estimated taxes are simple … in theory.
For salaried employees, estimated tax payments would be fairly simple to calculate, but many small businesses and self-employed persons in the United States can have...
June 25, 2013
Ever heard the saying “There is no such thing as a free lunch?”
Well, it can be true for the IRS, because if your employer provides that lunch free of charge, then the IRS could tax you on it.