Monthly Archives: April 2015

Unemployment can be Taxing

Unemployment benefits are taxed depending on the type of program you are receiving the benefits from. Compensation amounts from unemployment include any income received according to either the federal or state laws of the United States. This compensation can include: State unemployment insurance benefits Benefits paid from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund Railroad unemployment compensation […]

Rolling Over Your Retirement!

Withdrawing money or assets from an eligible retirement plan and transferring it to another eligible plan can result in a rollover, provided the transfer happens within sixty days. The actual transaction is not taxable, however it is reported on your tax return to the IRS. Some distributions are not eligible to be rolled over. These […]

Pensions and Annuity Taxation

When collecting retirement allowances through annuity or pension payments from a qualified employer retirement plan, it’s important to note that all or some allocation of the amounts you accept may be subject to taxation. The benefits that you collect are completely taxable if you accept no investment in the contract because any of the following […]

Capital Assets

Capital assets include basically everything you own for either personal or investment purposes. Some examples of capital assets are homes and household furnishings and stocks or bonds used as investments. Selling a capital asset can either result in a capital gain or a capital loss. It depends on the difference between the basis of the […]

The Three Different Businesses

Business income is income that is received from the sale of products and services. Business income can include fees paid to a person for their services provided through their regular business, as well as rents received from real estate. Businesses must report all income received as property or services at the cost of the fair […]

Do you own Stock?

Do you own stock in any corporations? If so, you may receive dividends from the company as distribution of the property you own. Typically, dividends are paid in cash, although some corporations chose to pay dividends by offering stock in another corporation or through property. Dividends can also be received through partnerships, trusts, estates, associations […]

Any interest paid to you or credited to an account is considered taxable income when you can withdraw the amount without facing any penalties. It becomes taxable the year in which it is available to you. Sometimes, interest you receive may be considered tax-exempt. You’ll receive a Form 1099-INT or Form 1099-OID if you have […]

As an employee, you likely receive wages, salaries or tips from your employer for your services. If so, you must include these amounts as part of your gross income when filing your taxes. Any withholdings are to be included in your income for the year they were withheld. Withholdings include Social Security, Medicare, and income […]

Many people instinctively file their tax returns, which is great, because most people are required to file. However, some people aren’t required to file, though it may be beneficial to them to do so. If you are filing a tax return, you’ll want to pay attention to some new rules taking effect this year. Use […]

Premium Tax Credit Affects Your Return

This year, the Affordable Care Act will affect your tax return. If you are one of the millions of Americans who purchased health insurance through the Marketplace, you may qualify for tax assistance that can help lower the amount of your monthly premiums. The premium tax credit allows taxpayers to choose whether to pay the […]