Category Archives: General Filing

About Alternative Minimum Tax

If you heard about the Alternative Minimum Tax, you probably wonder if it applies to you and what to expect if it applies. If your income exceeds a specific amount, you may fall under the Alternative Minimum Tax guidelines. The purpose of the AMT is to keep a minimum tax payment for those who choose […]

Capital Assets

Personal or investment property owned by you is typically a ” capital asset. ” Examples include materials such as a house or a car and investment items such as stocks and bonds. When a capital asset is sold, capital gains or losses occur. Whether you consider selling a capital gain or loss depends on the […]

Tips for the Self-Employed

Tax time can be confusing if you are a self – employed. It is not difficult to file a federal tax return, and with a little information, independent contractors and small business owners can easily file returns just like the rest of the taxpayers. Understanding what is classified as self – employed income and your […]

Taxes And Your Retirement Fund

A retirement fund is a smart financial decision to help offset the costs associated with life after employment. However, situations can occur that require you to withdraw some cash earlier than you expected from your savings plan. In this way, you can activate an additional tax and report withdrawals to the IRS. The following facts […]

Retain Your Records

Once you have submitted your taxes, you should keep all your records and supporting documents safe if you have to refer to them or if you are audited. But how long do you have to keep your records? The IRS has some tips to help you figure out how long your documents should be stashed. […]

Your teen turned 16 and has finally gotten a first job. Congrats! As a parent, you may be wondering if you should file a separate tax return for your working teen. Basically, there are three different questions to answer to determine whether your child should file a return of their own. Does the IRS consider […]

Which Form-1040 is Right for Me?

When tax tie rolls around, there’s three different forms one can use in order to file their tax return: the 1040EZ, the 1040A, and the full Form 1040. There are benefits and restrictions to all three forms, so deciding which to use should be based on which is best for your tax situation. You can […]

Electronic Tax Payment Options

When it’s time to pay your tax bill, you have a few quick and easy options to make an electronic payment. Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)- Taxpayers can chose to file their tax return electronically and pay directly from their personal bank account. You’ll need to e-file if you want to use this option, so it’s […]

You owe money to the IRS but aren’t able to pay the whole balance at once. What can you do? Relax. You have options. In most cases, taxpayers can qualify for a relief program to help repay their financial obligations to the IRS. The two most popular programs include: Payment Plans with Installment Agreements – […]