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2010 Budget and Retaining Federal Estate Tax
At the end of April, the House and Senate each approved a Fiscal 2010 Budget Resolution which calls for extending the federal estate tax into 2010. Under Bush-era tax legislation enacted in 2001, the estate tax was due to disappear at the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2010. According to a press release ... READ MORE

Federal Estate Tax May Be Here to Stay
Remember Benjamin Franklin's brilliant and insightful saying, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes?" Estate taxes bring those two certainties together. For the past decade or so, federal estate taxes have been less burdensome, and there's even a tax-free year scheduled. Congress, though, ... READ MORE

Get Your Hands on Energy Stimulus Funds
Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the "Stimulus Act") to pump $787 billion back into the nation's failing economy. A chunk of that money, $16.8 billion, was allotted to the US Department of Energy (DOE) to increase energy efficiency and decrease dependence ... READ MORE

Congratulations, You Just Won a Jackpot! Now Pay Up!
When you play the lottery, mostly you think about the the cash you'll win.  However, when you win at Powerball or another lottery, the federal and state government win as well. This is because your winning are taxable income. ... READ MORE

Job Changes, Your Retirement Plan and Rollovers
What happens to your retirement assets when you leave one employer for another? The answer depends upon what your current retirement plan allows and which allowable option you choose. Generally, you'll have several choices, including: Leaving your savings with your former employer Rolling over your savings ... READ MORE

Life Event: Income Tax Preparation
Every January the ads for tax preparation services start appearing. That can only mean one thing: Income Tax time. By January 31, you should have all of the forms necessary to complete your taxes, W2's, 1099's and more. Then, it's up you to determine what your income is, deductions - itemized or standard, ... READ MORE

Marriage and Filing Your Federal Tax Return
Filing a tax return with your spouse usually results in lower taxes. Sometimes a married couple can cut their tax bill by filing separately. The IRS offers married taxpayers two options: filing jointly or filing separately. You and your spouse will want to decide whether the benefits of filing a joint ... READ MORE

Section 529 Savings Accounts
Paying for higher education is often a challenge. One option is a 529 Savings Plan, or as the IRS calls it, a Qualified Tuition Program (QTP). Parents and students save for college or other accredited schools with this savings account. What's a 529 Plan? A 529 Plan is created by a state, a state ... READ MORE

Child Tax Exemptions, Deductions and Divorce
As if getting a divorce isn't stressful and complicated enough. Once it's over, there's a whole new set of problems to deal with - your taxes. For divorced or separated parents, it's even more complicated, especially when it comes to figuring out which of you gets to take the income tax deductions for ... READ MORE

Constructive Dividends May Cost More Than They Pay
Most businesses are taxpayers, too. And just like any other taxpayer, they want to pay as little taxes as possible. Sometimes, however, companies take deductions or other tax benefits when they're not supposed to. For example, a company may pay some personal expenses for a shareholder and take a business ... READ MORE


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This is not a simple question. We would need to konw the details of ownership and loss. We have a tax attorney who is also a CPA. He would have to review the documentation. Ed Dimon, Esq. 732-797-1600 ...Read more

The key is the reason you are receiving the money. If you were injured, there are no taxes. If you are recovering lost wages, there would be taxation. Ed Dimon, Esq

Whether assets received as part of a settlement are taxable or not depends on what they are replacing. For example, if you have a suit that is based on personal injury (physical injury) and on lost wa ...Read more

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Fast Track Settlement Program for Small Businesses & Self-Employed Taxpayer

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced its formal establishment of the Small Business/Self-Employed Fast Track Settlement Program (SB/SE FTS) to provide an expedited format for resolving dispute ... Read more

Do You Have an Outstanding IRS Tax Liability? Is an OIC Right for You?

Contributing Author: Kristine M. Custodio, Advanced Certified Paralegal The first question you are likely asking is what is an Offer in Compromise or OIC? Basically, an OIC is a settlement offer to th ... Read more

Historic Preservation in Kentucky

May 1st marks the beginning of Historic Preservation Month. Kentucky has the fourth highest number of listings on the National Register of Historic Places. In fact there are more than 3,200 historical ... Read more

Why You Should Consider Tax Diversification in Your Retirement

Many people who set aside money for their retirement are focused on the dollar value of their investments. Contributions may be based on calculating what they need to set aside to live comfortably in ... Read more

PIN Rejections While E-Filing

After spending hours of time plugging in numbers on a tax website or using tax-prep software, you are finally ready to submit your return. Before you can submit your return, you are prompted to enter ... Read more

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