September 16, 2014
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, particularly those deployed in combat zones, are faced with unique tax situations and are eligible for special tax benefits.
For Federal tax purposes, the U.S. Armed Forces includes the following:...
September 15, 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 9, 2014
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 5, 2014
Are you trying to determine whether or not all of your income is taxable? While the IRS considers most types of income to be fully taxable, there are certain instances where your income may not be subject to tax.
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 25, 2014
If you pay for the cost of higher education for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent child, you may be eligible for a Federal tax credit that can save you money at tax time. This article covers some...
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”...
July 14, 2014
“The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” — Mark Twain
If you’re like most people, you do not enjoy filing taxes. You...