Taxes

263 Articles total.
Tax Haven Raises 2006 Entry Price

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

While Monaco is a well known European tax haven, Andorra has remained little known outside of the financial community - despite enjoying the same tax advantages and arguably more private banking than her better known rival...

Managing Freelance Tax

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

According to business analysts, the home-based business trend is on the rise and a lot of people are jumping onto self-employment. The news is not surprising since there are many advantages in being self-employed and owning your own business...

Small Employers Rejoice – IRS Simplifies Filings

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

One of the largest burdens on very small employers is dealing with taxes. Fortunately, the IRS has taken a major step to reduce this burden. Quarterly Federal Tax Returns – Not! There are millions of small businesses that labor under the burden of filing federal tax returns each quarter of the calendar year...

Truly Bizarre Taxes: The Tax on Illegal Drugs

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

One can never underestimate the enthusiasm that politicians have for trying to hunt up tax revenues. The creativity of some politicians can lead to bizarre taxes and unfortunate results. Taxes on Illegal Drugs One argument for the legalization of various narcotics is that massive tax revenues would be created...

Tax Credits for Retirement Savings

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

It is a well-known fact that Americans are miserable failures when it comes to saving for retirement. Well, the government is offering tax credits to change this for some of us. Tax Credits for Retirement Savings Social security is going to be under siege as baby boomers hit retirements...

What are the taxes on earnings?

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Almost all governments across the globe are funded– in some form – by the taxation of its citizens. Certain of the taxes are collected at the time of sales or service whereas certain others in a 12 month period or at the end of what they call a fiscal year...

Filing Taxes Online Now Stress Free, Cost Free

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

For many Americans, the 2005 tax season will tax the nerves, take a lot of time and maybe cost a bundle, too. Happily, there are ways to make doing taxes a lot faster, stress free and, possibly, cost free...

Need a Copy of Your Tax Return Information?

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Taxpayers have two easy and convenient options for getting copies of their federal tax return information — tax return transcripts and tax account transcripts — by phone or by mail. A tax return transcript shows most line items from the tax return (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) as it was originally filed, including any accompanying forms and schedules...

Deducting Alimony Payments

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Over 50% of marriages end in divorce in the United States. Many divorce decrees include provisions for the payment of alimony. The IRS takes the position that such payments constitute a form of income and create an alimony tax deduction for the person making payments...



Getting Tax Credits For Saving Energy

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Homeowners looking to cut their tax bills may want to rethink their water heaters. A recently signed law allows people to take as much as a $300 tax credit if they install a tankless water heater in their house...

Tax Refund Email Scam – IRS Warning

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

The IRS has issued a warning regarding a phishing email scam. The scam claims you are due a tax refund, but is really designed to obtain your personal information. Tax Refund Email Scam Phishing scams are designed to swindle you into providing private information that can be used to your detriment...

Should You Pay Taxes Or Not?

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

The first attempt to impose an income tax on America occurred during the War of 1812. After more than two years of war, the federal government owed an unbelievable $100 million of debt. To pay for this, the government doubled the rates of its major source of revenue, customs duties on imports, which obstructed trade and ended up yielding less revenue than the previous lower rates...

Doh! IRS Loses Taxes In San Francisco Bay

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

On September 23, 2005, the Internal Revenue Service began sending notices to tax payers in thirteen states that there may be a problem with their tax payments. Here is the scoop. Traffic School? It seems one of the trucks carrying the payments was involved in a traffic accident and the payments were lost...

Understanding The Tax Implications Of Life Settlements

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Understanding the tax implications of replacing or selling existing life insurance coverage will help shed some light on the options available to financial advisors and policy holders looking to capitalize on the hidden value in their life insurance plans...

Giving To Charities – Tax Deductions and Such

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

The tax code in the United States contains many provisions to promote certain behavior. One area of behavior is the promotion of giving to qualified charities. Giving To Charities – Tax Deductions and Such In the rush to get tax returns prepared and filed, many people absentmindedly forget to include deductions for contributions to charities...

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