Well here we are, January and it is time to start getting your tax information ready. But what do you need? Twelve months have passed. With the economy the way it is many have already been thinking about their taxes, some haven’t.
Getting things ready to take in to your tax preparer is sometimes a gruelin [...]
A look at an Income Tax Calculator
Doing it yourself? This spreadsheet is free.
To save money many taxpayers, roughly 31% of those who don’t e~file, are completing their own tax returns. By hand, on paper. Several years ago I came across a wonderful item to help those “paper do-it-yourselfers”.
It is called simply enough Microsoft Exce [...]
Do you ever wonder whether your income is high enough to warrant the filing of a tax return? Because the minimum income level varies depending on filing status, age, and the type of income you receive, it can be a bit complicated.
Use the following guide to determine whether you must file a federal income tax return for 2010.
Millions of Americans forfeit critical tax relief each year by failing to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, a federal tax credit for low-to-moderate-income individuals who work. Taxpayers who qualify and claim the credit could owe less federal tax, owe no tax, or even receive a refund.
This year it’s even easier to determine whe [...]
The first of many new costs to paid preparers is coming. When I return to the blogging world on a regular basis, I will be covering this more, a great deal more. For now, know that it begins. . .
My peers and friends in the “field” say there won’t be that much extra cost, I say there will be enough cost to the prepare [...]
April 1st was implementation day for the Making Work Pay tax credit, and it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Congress’ most recent effort to “stimulate” our economy, contains this new tax credit, which will affect everyone when filing your individual return. You may be a [...]
I read a lot about the taxing world. Often I am searchingto find books to recommend to my clients to give them a better understanding how a tax return works and what is needed to make it work best and what they can do to minimize their liability. The Truth About Paying Fewer Taxes is by far the best book I have ever come ac [...]
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