Tax Strategies

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  • 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.

    Taxable Income...

  • 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.

    Unfortunately,...

  • March 21, 2014

    Do you know the first thing about free online e-filing?

    >> Start Your FREE E-file

    If not, you will want to collect some...

  • March 19, 2014

    Did you receive your tax refund this year? Did you neglect to send a tax return, thinking your income was too low?

    You might have a stack of cash waiting for you.

    Every year, millions in unclaimed and undelivered tax refunds stack...