April 17, 2016
This year, most individual income tax returns need to be e-filed or postmarked by April 18. If you do not file on time, there is a late filing penalty of 5% on the amount that you owe. This is added to your tax balance for each month (or part of...
April 6, 2016
The Federal income tax is based on a “pay-as-you-go” system. There are 2 ways to pay as you go: withholding tax or estimated tax. This article discusses withholding tax (also...
March 14, 2016
The IRS allows both individuals and businesses to file for a tax extension, which gives you more time to file your income tax return. However, the rules and due dates for business tax...
January 29, 2016
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC), which has been around since 1975, essentially provides a subsidy for low-income working families. To claim this tax credit, you must meet certain eligibility...
January 27, 2016
The 1040 series of federal income tax forms are the starting point for personal federal income tax returns. There are three different versions of these federal income tax forms: the original 1040, the...
November 12, 2015
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a 9-digit number issued by the IRS for the purposes of identifying a particular business’ tax account. The EIN format is XX-XXXXXXX.
EINs are used by employers, sole proprietors, corporations,...
October 29, 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...
October 26, 2015
October 15, 2015
Up until tax year 2005, a taxpayer could file IRS Tax Form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return) and obtain a four-month automatic tax extension. An additional two-month tax extension could...