July 2, 2015
A tax lien is a claim against property that the government uses to protect its interests in tax debt. The IRS will place a lien against your property only after it has sent you a bill and you have not paid it. Being hit with a tax lien is a...
June 29, 2015
A wedding is a joyous occasion – but with marriage comes a host of new tax considerations.
Whether you are soon-to-be-married or newly married, you should take the time to review your tax situation as a couple. There are a number of steps...
June 25, 2015
A change in life circumstances, whether good or bad, can affect your tax return.
Here are some instances where you will need to reevaluate your tax situation:Job Changes
If you lose your job, you should be aware that unemployment...
June 24, 2015
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.
June 23, 2015
Many people believe that once they retire, they will pay less in taxes due to a lower income. While that may be true for some people, it is not always the case.
Depending on what income you have coming in (e.g., from Social Security,...
June 19, 2015
There are many reasons why you may need to obtain a copy of a past tax return. Perhaps you simply lost your copy or there is a pressing...
June 10, 2015
If you have to move because of your job — whether you’re starting a new job or working at the same job in a new location — you may be able to deduct some of your moving expenses on your income tax...
June 8, 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...
May 26, 2015
Everyone must pay taxes on the income they receive during the year, whether it is from a job, self-employment, or other sources. The IRS expects to receive tax payments as your income is earned...
May 15, 2015
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...