Tax Strategies

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  • December 30, 2014

    The Federal income tax is a “pay-as-you-go” tax. This means that you are expected to make tax payments throughout the year, instead of all at once at the end of the year. For most people, this requirement is satisfied by having tax withheld from...

  • December 18, 2014

    Giving to charity has two major benefits: it helps those who receive it, and it can be claimed as a deduction on your income tax return.

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  • December 10, 2014

    The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) was originally introduced for tax years 2009 and 2010 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

    The AOTC was designed as a stimulus to assist individual taxpayers into a new career...

  • October 16, 2014

    When you’re getting married, taxes are probably the last thing you want to think about. However, it is still important to understand the tax consequences of marriage. This article explains some basic tax considerations for newlyweds.

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  • October 9, 2014

    One thing that many new retirees forget is that they may need to pay taxes on a portion of their Social Security benefits. These benefits include monthly retirement, disability, and survivor payments — but not supplemental security income (SSI)...

  • October 7, 2014

    Have you given or received a large gift? Do you know what the tax consequences are? You may be subject to the 40% Federal Gift Tax.

    According to the IRS, a gift is "Any transfer to an individual, either directly or indirectly, where full...

  • September 23, 2014

    Every year, the IRS publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams that pose the most danger to taxpayers at large. If you fall prey to one of these scams, you are at risk for owing the IRS a large sum of money. In extreme cases, a tax scam can...

  • September 19, 2014

    Starting a new business is an exciting adventure, but also a major undertaking. Although, as a new business owner, you may be an expert in your field or industry, you may be new to paying taxes...

  • September 18, 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...