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IRS Tax Form W-4

Employee's Withholding Allowance CertificateThe Federal income tax is a “pay-as-you-go” tax. This means that you are expected to make tax payments throughout the year, instead…


Tax Tips for Year-End Gifts to Charity

Get a Tax Break for Your Qualified Charitable ContributionsGiving to charity has two major benefits: it helps those who receive it, and it can be…


The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC)

Offset the Costs of Higher Education by Reducing Your Income Tax The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) was originally introduced for tax years 2009 and…


Married Filing Jointly

Tax Considerations for Newly Married Couples you’re getting married, taxes are probably the last thing you want to think about. However, it is still important…


How Are Social Security Benefits Taxed?

Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Your Social Security Income?One thing that many new retirees forget is that they may need to pay taxes…


Gift Tax

Which Gifts Are Taxable & What Can Be Excluded Have you given or received a large gift? Do you know what the tax consequences are?…


How to Avoid Tax Scams

The IRS Zeroes In On Tax FraudEvery year, the IRS publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams that pose the most danger to…


5 Tax Tips for New Businesses

Federal Tax Information for People Who Are Starting a BusinessStarting a new business is an exciting adventure, but also a major undertaking. Although, as a…