Filing your tax return promises to be just as complicated as always – especially if you received stimulus payments or advance child tax credit payments.
Archived Posts: Taxes
With the end of the year fast approaching, now is the time to take a closer look at tax planning strategies that could reduce your tax bill for 2021.
The IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Many of these letters and notices can be dealt with without calling or visiting an IRS office. Here’s what you need to know about IRS notices and letters.
Understanding marginal and effective tax rates is important for tax planning purposes; however, many taxpayers don’t fully understand the differences.
Click on the links below to jump to each section in this article: Extension Deadline Looming for 2020 Tax Returns Reminder: Protect Yourself From Scammers Gross Receipts Safe Harbor for Employers Claiming ERC How To Get an Identity Protection Pin Tax Planning: Facts About Credits and Deductions Extension Deadline Looming for 2020 Tax Returns Time is running short for taxpayers who requested an extra six months to file their 2020 tax return. As a reminder, Friday, October 15, 2021, is the...
Sometimes, taxpayers need to call the IRS about a tax matter. If this is the case, they should know that IRS phone assistors take great care to only discuss personal information with the taxpayer or someone the taxpayer authorizes to speak on their behalf. As such, the IRS will ask taxpayers and tax professionals to verify their identity when they call.
Recovery efforts after natural disasters can be costly. With floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters affecting so many people throughout the U.S. this year, many have been left wondering how they’re going to pay for the cleanup or when their businesses will be able to reopen. The good news is that there is relief for taxpayers – but only if you meet certain conditions.
Click on the links below to jump to each section in this article: Start Planning Now for Next Year's Tax Return A Tax Checklist for Newly Married Couples Choosing a Payroll Services Provider Repaying Deferred Social Security Tax Keeping Good Tax Records Is Essential Start Planning Now for Next Year's Tax Return This year's tax deadline may have come and gone, but it's never too early to start planning for next year. With that in mind, here are five things you can do now to make next April 15...
Teachers and other educators should remember that they can deduct certain unreimbursed expenses such as classroom supplies, training, and travel – even when schools switched to hybrid or remote learning models during the pandemic last spring. Deducting these expenses helps reduce the amount of tax owed when filing a tax return.
If you're looking to sell your home this year, then it may be time to take a closer look at the exclusion rules and cost basis of your home to reduce your taxable gain on the sale of a home. The IRS home sale exclusion rule allows an exclusion of gain up to $250,000 for a single taxpayer or $500,000 for a married couple filing jointly. This exclusion can be used over and over during your lifetime (but not more frequently than every 24 months), as long as you meet certain ownership and use...