How To File Your Taxes by Yourself

How To File Your Taxes by Yourself

How To File Your Taxes By Yourself & Avoid These 4 Filing Mistakes

Time and again, many taxpayers make the same errors when filing their tax returns. Every error doesn’t mean that your return will be pulled for an audit, but it’s best to make sure you’re as accurate as can be. Knowing how to file your taxes by yourself isn’t hard either.

Making these common mistakes may delay a much needed refund, especially if the IRS mails you a notice and you mail a response back. Besides, some errors may lead to View full post…

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Business or Hobby – Are You Sure?

Business or Hobby – Are You Sure?

Do You Have a Bona-Fide Business or Is It A Hobby?

Things have been a little tight, money wise, and you decided to start a business with hopes of making a few extra bucks. Do you know what the IRS rules are and how they decide if you have a real business or hobby? You need to know these rules and make sure that you follow them.

Do You Intend to Make a Profit and Pay Taxes if You Do?

This is what it all boils down to…TAXES. The IRS knows View full post…

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5 Safe Options to Pay Your Tax Balance

5 Safe Options to Pay Your Tax Balance

If I Owe the IRS, What Are My Options?

I know, I know…you go through a lot of stress just in preparing your tax return, but when you owe money also, it’s like getting kicked when you’re already down. Then if you happen to be short of cash, and can’t pay your tax balance in full, what is one to do?

Way back in the “old days”, when I was just starting out with my tax practice, if you had a balance due and didn’t pay it in full, the IRS came after you very quickly. As the years went by, and more and more taxpayers found themselves in that predicament, the IRS decided it was in their best interest to work with the taxpayer, and collect more money in the long run. View full post…

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Creative Tax Deductions

Creative Tax Deductions

Awards for Creative Tax Deductions – Or Not

Now that the 2020 tax season initial filing season is over, we’re hoping that the following might help to put a smile on your face. Every tax year, the IRS receives returns with deductions that are…well, let’s just say creative.

Some of these creative tax deductions are approved, some even make it to the tax court, where some of the judges must have a good sense of humor. Here’s the first one:

School-related costs
Normally, expenses you pay for your child to attend school are not deductible. However, one particular child had severe respiratory problems, so the parents sent him to a school in Arizona. They deducted the cost of travel to Arizona and his room and board as a medical expense. It was View full post…

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Taxpayers Should Review Your Tax Withholding Mid-Year

Taxpayers Should Review Your Tax Withholding Mid-Year

Avoid Having Too Much or Too Little Federal Income Tax Withheld if You Review Your Tax Withholding

The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to consider that they review your tax withholding, keeping in mind several factors that could affect potential refunds or taxes they may owe in 2018.

Reviewing the amount of taxes withheld can help taxpayers avoid having too much or too little federal income tax taken from their paychecks. Having the correct amount taken out helps to move taxpayers closer to a zero balance at the end of the year when they file their tax return, which means no taxes owed or refund due.

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