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Earned Income Credit FAQs
Are you a worker making low wages? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a credit to help out low-income workers and their families. It's called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This credit will reduce the tax amount you owe. Here are some frequently asked questions about the EITC. Am I eligible ... READ MORE

Income Tax FAQs
Each year taxes seem to get more difficult. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has very strict income tax guidelines. You may have some questions as to what's income or dependent exemptions. Here are some frequently asked questions about income taxes. Refer to the IRS website for more specific information. ... READ MORE

Homebuyer Tax Credit Will Delay Your Refund
Tens of thousands of US taxpayers are expected to claim the First-Time Homebuyer Credit ("Credit") on their 2009 federal income tax returns. Many will get a refund, but claiming the Credit likely will cause a delay in getting the refund check. Credit Basics The Credit was part of the "Stimulus Act" signed ... READ MORE

IRS Is Watching Tax Preparers More Closely
Drive around shopping areas in your neighborhood, or run a quick search on the internet, and you'll find out what's made the IRS take some action: Tax preparation services are everywhere. And, not surprisingly, more and more pop up overnight as April 15th (it's the 18th in 2011) approaches each year. ... READ MORE

Offshore Accountholders Get Tax Amnesty in 2009
  Offshore bank accounts aren't the tax safe haven they used to be About 7,000 US taxpayers took advantage of the amnesty program offered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by voluntarily reporting their income in offshore accounts The program, which ended October 15, 2009, was the result of a recently-settled ... READ MORE

Options When You Can't Pay Your Taxes
It's that time of year. Your tax returns are due on April 15th, but instead of a refund, you owe Uncle Sam. You are low on cash and can't pay. Nobody wants to get on the bad side of the IRS, so what are your alternatives? Don't Delay Filing Even if you owe more money than you can pay, you should still ... READ MORE

2010 Tax Filing Tips & Tricks
There are a few things you should know as you get ready for the 2010 tax filing season. The US Congress and the economy may impact your refund. Not So Fast! Are you one of the millions of Americans who's used to filing your taxes as early as you receive all your paperwork? Maybe you may like getting ... READ MORE

Taxation Law Top 10
No one likes paying taxes, but we do it. It's the law. It needs to be done right, too. Mistakes and errors may mean you're paying too much in taxes or you're not getting all of the refund you're entitled to. It also means you may face fines, penalties and even criminal charges. Here's a list of important ... READ MORE

The Stimulus Plan and the Individual Taxpayer
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, signed into law on February 17, 2009, is a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. Most people are aware of the massive amount of money given the financial sector to stimulate the economy and get credit flowing again. Many are not aware that the plan also ... READ MORE

Who's the "Tax Man," and Where Does the Money Go?
Happy birthday, IRS? Yes, July means more than the USA's birthday. It's also the month the Internal Revenue Service was born, sort of. Have you ever wondered how the IRS came about? If not, you've certainly wondered about where the money it collects goes, right? It's Born No matter what you've heard, ... READ MORE


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Caution: If you and your spouse make gifts, a gift tax return may need to be filed even if the amount is under the yearly threshold. The annual gift exclusion allows an individual to gift up to $14,00 ... Read more


1/6/2016 Congress recently passed a five year, $300 billion dollar transportation bill known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The primary goal of the bill is to all ... Read more

Finding the tax lawyer that is right for you

It is a fact of life that not every tax lawyer is going to be as good as the next one. However, it is possible to figure out which ones you should trust with your case and which ones you should pass o ... Read more

IRA Contributions Are Not Deductible for Some Participants

The United States Tax Court has held that an IRA contribution claimed by a taxpayer was not deductible in determining taxable income.  Zhu v. Commissioner, TC Summary Opinion 2012-8. No. 25570-10 ... Read more

IRS Tax Lawyers Solve Your Tax Problems

Many people from all walks of life can end up with unwanted attention from the Internal Revenue Service. From the average Joe to self employed professionals to officers in large corporations. Even the ... Read more

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