March 4, 2015
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...
March 3, 2015
The table below shows the 2015 deadlines for filing 2014 individual income tax returns, as well as deadlines for tax extensions. One important thing to note is that you can file your taxes anytime after...
February 25, 2015
The tax code is adjusted every year and it can be a lot to keep up with. Sometimes your life situation changes and you’re unsure how to handle the tax ramifications. The penalties for filing your taxes incorrectly are high, especially if you...
February 23, 2015
It’s the age-old question: Should you take the standard deduction, or should you itemize your deductions?
To properly answer this question, you must first understand what the standard deduction is.The Standard Deduction
February 22, 2015
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 $60,...
February 20, 2015
Tax credits, available through the IRS, can bring you a substantial savings on your Federal income tax bill.
A tax credit reduces your tax liability dollar-for-dollar. This means that a $500 tax...
February 12, 2015
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...
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 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 20, 2015
A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of tax that you owe. For example, a $500 tax credit will save you $500 in taxes.
On the other hand, a tax deduction merely reduces your...