September 16, 2014
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, particularly those deployed in combat zones, are faced with unique tax situations and are eligible for special tax benefits.
For Federal tax purposes, the U.S. Armed Forces includes the following:...
September 8, 2014
Gambling — whether it’s at the racetracks, the casino, or the lottery — is a source of entertainment for millions of people. It is also a source of income, whether you win the Powerball...
September 5, 2014
Are you trying to determine whether or not all of your income is taxable? While the IRS considers most types of income to be fully taxable, there are certain instances where your income may not be subject to tax.
August 25, 2014
If you pay for the cost of higher education for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent child, you may be eligible for a Federal tax credit that can save you money at tax time. This article covers some...
August 10, 2014
As many are still recovering from the Great Recession, the idea of having income (or even excess income) subject to tax is the last thing people want to think about.
Generally, tax law defines income as “undeniable accessions to wealth”...
July 14, 2014
“The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” — Mark Twain
If you’re like most people, you do not enjoy filing taxes. You...
March 28, 2014
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Over the years many clients have asked me, most of them jokingly, if they can deduct the costs of keeping their dog or cat. One would think the obvious answer is no (...
March 25, 2014
An actor emailed me to ask if he could deduct his gym membership as a business expense, since staying in shape leads to more roles.
The same question could have been asked by one of my police or firefighter clients.
March 21, 2014
Do you know the first thing about free online e-filing?
If not, you will want to collect some...