February 10, 2015
For Federal income tax purposes, it is important to know whether you are an employee or an independent contractor.Employee vs. Independent Contractor
The IRS defines independent contractors as follows:
“People such as...
February 9, 2015
There are 5 filing statuses listed on the Federal individual income tax return. Each year, you must indicate which filing status you are using.
The filing status you choose affects the amount of your...
February 6, 2015
Itemizing your deductions (as opposed to claiming the standard deduction) means that you may be able to deduct certain miscellaneous expenses on your income tax return.
February 5, 2015
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC), which has been around since 1975, essentially provides a subsidy for low-income working families. To claim this tax credit, you must meet certain eligibility...
February 2, 2015
Beginning in 2014, the Individual Shared Responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act takes effect. This means that each and every taxpayer (and family member) is now required to maintain basic health insurance, also called “...
January 22, 2015
January 14, 2015
You have two options for filing your Federal income tax return (IRS Form 1040). You can file a paper return or you can file electronically (a.k.a. “e-file”).
January 13, 2015
For the majority of Americans, the most commonly used document for filing a tax return is IRS Tax Form 1040. This form is due by April 15 each year.
While there are many...
December 29, 2014
During the month of December, consider these year-end tax tips that could save you money when April 15th comes around.
1) Give to Charity
If you plan on a itemizing your deductions, you can reduce your tax liability...
December 18, 2014
Giving to charity has two major benefits: it helps those who receive it, and it can be claimed as a deduction on your income tax return.