Lighter Side Of Taxes
Knowing what you can legitimately deduct off your taxes and what receipts you didn’t need to hold on to after all, can help both you and your accountant avoid a lot of headaches.
Tax breaks can make raising children a little more affordable.
Geared primarily towards low-to-middle income, working individuals and families, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal benefit able to provide relief to those who meet specific criteria, by reducing the amount of tax owed and by increasing the amount of tax monies refunded, as determined after filing. Both single and married people can benefit from EITC, regardless of whether or not they have children or other dependents.
If you work from home, then it’s very important that you know and understand how the home office deduction works. Here is a quick look at how the deduction works and when you can take it.
The new feature of the IRS2Go app makes it easy to track your refund.
Tax professional Gail Rosen, CPA, shares her secrets for making tax season as painless as possible.
Don’t miss out on some valuable tax credits and deductions. Here are a few of the most commonly missed credits, which could end up saving you a bundle.
Learn how the Affordable Healthcare Act, and whether or not you have insurance, will impact the way you do taxes this year.
If you recently said “I do” then you have more to consider when it comes to filing your tax return. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Welcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.
It’s easy to make a mistake on your taxes, especially if you are a new business owner or running a small business. Before you file, dot your i’s and cross your t’s by making sure to use the correct tax forms.
Minimize the amount of tax you may owe from your retirement income with these tips.
Here are three things you can still do now — before filing your 2014 return — that can lower your taxes even more.
As the IRS budget continues to be cut, its services are collapsing.
If you haven’t already begun, now’s the time to prepare for filing your 2014 tax returns.
In a turbulent economy with constantly changing rules it’s no surprise that the bill from Uncle Sam can sneak up on some of us. Here are some tips to make sure you emerge (mostly) unscathed this April 15.
Most folks looking for tax deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable donations. But tax rule changes that applied in 2013 made them less valuable in cutting taxes for an increasing number of taxpayers.
According to the IRS, 20 to 25 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to file their taxes. If tax time snuck up on you this year, here are a few tips to help you file.
Get a jump-start on next year’s taxes by setting up a filing system now. You can use a folder system where you label the each folders according to your needs.
Most of us fall into one of three categories; we keep too much of the paper that comes into our homes or there those that try to throw out everything. And of course those that fall in between.
What is your largest asset? It’s your ability to earn a living!
What may trigger an audit from your tax filing?
College can be is very expensive, luckily Congress and the IRS have given us ways to offset education costs.
Should you take the time to fill out the long 1040? It really depends. To find out whether you should itemize you will need to do some homework.
Review your tax situation now so you have some idea what tax bracket you will fall into this year and decide whether you want to do the long 1040 or the short 1040EZ.