October 9, 2014
One thing that many new retirees forget is that they may need to pay taxes on a portion of their Social Security benefits. These benefits include monthly retirement, disability, and survivor payments — but not supplemental security income (SSI)...
October 7, 2014
Are you looking for an expert to help you with your income tax return?
When it comes to choosing a qualified tax preparer, it is important to know that there are different types of...
September 24, 2014
The ability to work for yourself and be your own boss is an exciting prospect. Becoming self-employed in your field of expertise can give you the freedom to find a work-life balance that is hard to achieve when you are employed by a someone else...
September 23, 2014
Every year, the IRS publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams that pose the most danger to taxpayers at large. If you fall prey to one of these scams, you are at risk for owing the IRS a large sum of money. In extreme cases, a tax scam can...
September 18, 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 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 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 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.
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,...