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Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)

Adjusted Gross Income can impact the credits and deductions you are able to claim, this can lead to a reduction in the amount of taxable income reported on your tax return. You are probably paying more attention to your taxable income then your adjusted gross income when you are preparing your tax return. You should […]

Understanding Adjusted Gross Income

At tax time, you’ll see reference to “adjusted gross income (AGI)” many times throughout your forms. Many credits and deductions apply income thresholds and brackets which are dependent on your AGI, so it’s important to know how to determine your adjusted gross income. First, you’ll have to know your gross income. From that amount, you’ll […]

Your Kids Can Save You Cash

Do you have a child under the age of 17? If so, you may be eligible to claim the Child Tax Credit, in which each child is worth a tax reduction of up to $1,000. In situations where the Child Tax Credit is worth more than the amount you owe in income tax, the Additional […]

Know How to Figure Your AGI

Learning the math behind your tax return may seem overwhelming. However, understanding the three different levels of income can make things a little easier. The three amounts are: total gross income, adjusted gross income (AGI), taxable income. Adjusted Gross Income One important term to familiarize yourself with at tax time is adjusted gross income. This […]

Did you know that even if you don’t have an expense account at your job, you may still be able to deduct some expenses you incur while working? The only catch is that your expenses must be greater than 2% of your adjusted gross income. That means that things like taxi fares, fees paid for […]

No one enjoys paying taxes, however the fact that you’re entire salary isn’t taxed by the federal government should make it a little bit easier to swallow. During tax time, you’re required to report your entire income, but the IRS deducts certain amounts, like education costs and retirement plan contributions, before determined the amount of […]

Filing your tax return doesn’t have to be stressful. Many people worry about making a mistake when filing, and surprisingly, mistakes do happen. It’s not the end of your tax world. It does mean that the IRS may take longer in processing your return, leading to a delay in your refund. Mistakes are less common […]

Itemized Deduction Limits

Some itemized deductions have different amount limitations, depending on the type of deduction. Generally, the limits are figured on a scale based off a percentage of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI). In order to determine what you can deduct, you will have to subtract the corresponding percentage of your AGI from the total amount […]

How to Deduct Medical and Dental Expenses

This year, there are new rules that apply to taxpayers who want to deduct any type of medical expenses on their tax return. These new rules can affect your return, and you should be aware before you file. Familiarize yourself with the following guidelines if you are seeking deductions for your medical or dental expenses.

Sale of a Home

The housing market in the US is finally starting to kick back in high gear, after a few years stalled on the wayside. With this recent shift in the real estate market, a review of the taxes (and appropriate tax breaks) associated with home sales is in order. The application of taxes can be tricky, […]