Tag Archives: tax deductions

Tax Credits vs. Tax Deductions

Tax credits and deductions are two different beasts. Tax credits are seen as the better of the two, however both can save you money when you file your taxes. Deductions reduce the amount of income that is subject to taxes. For example, if your earned income was $65,000 and you claimed $15,000 in deductions, then […]

Documenting Deductible Donations

Donating to charity is a great idea, and may even afford you a tax deduction. It’s necessary that you keep a clear and accurate record of your charitable contributions in order to qualify for a tax deductions. You will need a hard copy record of the donation if you want to deduct it on your […]

Do you make your living as a production worker? If so, you should be aware of eligible work-related deductions that you can claim, which will lower your tax liability and help you get the most of your tax refund. Once you receive your W-2 from your employer, you can begin to prepare your tax return. […]

As an electrician or other tradesman, you will receive Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from your employer. Payments that you get for services you provide outside of your employer, may be considered pay from self-employment and reportable on Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business. Independent income would incorporate payments received for introducing overhead […]

Working with your hands to create a final finished product that is functional and well-crafted can really give you a great sense of accomplishment. It’s even better if you get paid for it. As an employee assembler, you will receive a Form W-2 from your employer at tax time. This form will document your wages […]

As a hair stylist, your employer is required to supply you with a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. You may also receive additional income in the form of tips, which will be reported with your regular income in Box 1. You don’t have to report tips less than $20 each month to your employer, […]

As an armed services personnel, you will get a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, like other military members. Reported on this form is your pay that is liable to assessable pay. In situations where you were paid for service in a combat zone, those wages may be excluded from taxation. Also, any appointed officers’ […]