Monthly Archives: January 2016

Missing Your W-2s? Here’s What to Do

Most taxpayers get their W-2 forms from their employers by the end of January. Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement documents the amount of taxes that have been withheld throughout the year, and state the total amount of income earned. You need this form to file your tax return correctly. If you don’t have this […]

There are various times throughout the year that you may need to refer to your prior year’s tax information. Whether you’re applying for a student loan, refinancing a mortgage, or other financial reasons, you’ll need a copy of your tax return. Don’t have it? Don’t panic. The IRS has many options to help you get […]

Generally, many people are required to file a tax return, which is why they do. But even if you don’t have to, you may still want to. There’s a chance you may be eligible for a tax refund and not even know it. The following six items may give you reason enough to file a […]

When you’re ready to file your return, you may be interested in knowing how you can save money just by being a parent. The sheer act of raising children can reduce the amount of taxes you owe. The following eight options are available to parent taxpayers: Dependent Deduction: Generally, you can claim your child as […]

Taxpayers who have fallen on hard times and have lost their job may be eligible for unemployment benefits. These benefits can be a lifesaver when you need to support yourself, but it’s important to remember that they are taxable. When you file your tax return keep the following facts about unemployment compensation in mind. The […]

If you are planning to claim your medical expenses when you file your tax return, you have to remember a few important tips in order to take a deduction for your medical expenses. Itemize – You are required to itemize your deductions if you want to claim medical expenses. You are not able to take […]

The Alternative Minimum Tax Rules

If you’ve never had to pay the Alternative Minimum Tax before, it doesn’t mean that you may not have to pay it in the future. If your income is above a set threshold, this may be your year to pay. The point of the tax is to ensure that taxpayers are responsible for a minimum […]