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For Your Eyes Only: Using Form 8821 to Give Tax Information Authorization

Facebook has privacy settings. The IRS uses 8821. Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, is a legal document that allows individuals to authorize designated individuals or…


Additional Form 8959 for Additional Medicare Tax: Calculating Do Your Employee Wages or Self-Employment Income Meet These Thresholds?

"What's in a name? Form 8959 by any other name might still mean you pay more taxes." If you have self-employment income or high wages,…


Partnership Withholding With Form 8804: The Annual Return for Business Partners

Doing business in the US means you're effectively connected to Uncle Sam. Form 8804 is an essential tool for reporting partnership withholding tax on foreign…


Which Adoption Expenses Qualify for a Tax Write-off? Finish Form 8839 Right

The beloved musical Annie had a secret song about the adoption tax credit, but what does everyone remember? "Tomorrow, tomorrow! I love ya, tomorrow." Give…


Remote Workers Take a Tax Break: How to Claim the Home Office Tax Deduction with Form 8829

Like the Wellerman sea shanty, this form got real popular during and after the pandemic. If you work from home, you may be eligible to…


Understanding Notice 971 and IRS Code 971: When It’s Issued and Why

Code 971 is like the IRS version of getting sent to the principal's office. Mr. Dennis Arthur Waldrup thought he was a grown-up, 55-year-old man…


Sharing Is Taxable: Form 8621 for American Expatriates Who Own Shares in Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFICs)

International taxation can get as hard to follow as a Mission: Impossible plot. U.S. Tax Form 8621 is a crucial document for American expatriates who…


Asset Acquisition Statements With Form 8594 Explained: Selling or Buying Businesses

The difference between selling furniture in a building and a furniture store is Form 8594. When it comes to selling or buying businesses, one important…