Taxation Basics

Cheating on income taxes is probably as old as income taxes themselves. The IRS encourages people to report tax fraud, making whistleblowers eligible ... read more
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Taxation Independent Contractors FAQs
Are you an employee or an independent contractor? It's important to know the answer since it'll affect how you pay your taxes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers guidelines to help you determine the difference. If you're an independent contractor, you'll have more responsibilities when it comes ... Read more

Income Tax Fraud Seems Like a Harmless Crime
Income tax fraud usually involves a taxpayer taking steps to either avoid paying taxes, or to pay less than is owed in taxes. It involves lying about what was earned or circumstances that make the taxpayer eligible for deductions or credits. Some tax fraud charges, however, don't involve money at all. ... Read more

Divorce and Your Taxes
A divorce will almost certainly affect the amount of income tax you have to pay each year. Once you've rejoined the ranks of single taxpayers, you are more likely to see a tax increase than a tax cut - especially if you are the non-custodial parent. While divorce and taxation can be complicated, you ... Read more

Deducting Small Business Start-Up Costs
In most cases, there's nothing "small" about the expenses you have when you start a small business. Dozens of expenses pop up long before you actually open the doors for business. You need a place to work, supplies, furniture and probably employees. For the most part, the expenses you have at start-up ... Read more

Deduction for Business Bad Debts
You're in business to make money. That's hard to do when you're not paid by your customers for goods you've sold them. It may not be a total loss, though. You may be able to take a deduction for business bad debts. Generally, you can take this deduction only if you can show: The debt is a bona fide ... Read more

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Unfortunatly, you will need to find either a good CPA who can help you work with the IRS or a good tax attorney who does tax controversy work to help. I don't do tax controversies myself; I only do ta ...Read more

The gas company's asking for a W-9 does not necessarily mean that any damages they pay you will be taxable income, no. But they will generally be required to issue a 1099 if they are going to deduct t ...Read more

Generally speaking and assuming no other issues, the IRS will generally consider offers in compromise and installment payment plans.

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Proposed Tax Deduction for Pet Medical Bills

If you own a pet, you know veterinary bills are a costly but necessary part of pet ownership. In California, pet owners may soon be able to receive a tax deduction for medical costs incurred on behalf ... Read more

2017 List of Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service identifies a “Dirty Dozen” list comprised of a variety of common tax scams that a taxpayer may encounter. Although a taxpayer may encounter the sche ... Read more

Want To Retire Already Millennials? Here Are 4 Ways To Help You Get Started

Contributing Author: Dianne Schechter Launching into adulthood is never an easy task, but today’s young people do have it pretty rough — at least compared with recent generations. Fallout ... Read more

Tax Implications of Marriage

Couples who decide to get married usually do not consider the tax implications of marriage until it is time to make their first joint filing. While many couples enjoy tax benefits after they are marri ... Read more


We are in a new year and tax season is just around the corner. Because of this, if you have received a personal injury settlement or award it is important that you understand all the tax ramifications ... Read more

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