Taxes

263 Articles total.
Tax Tips for Real Estate Investors Using IRA Funds

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

You†ve seen the advertisements and news articles. IRA funds can be used to make real estate investments. But before you jump on this bandwagon, make sure you understand some of the tax planning angles related to this opportunity...

Accounting Methods – Cash and Accrual

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

When starting a business, you have to determine the method you are going to use for accounting and paying taxes. The two choices are the cash method and the accrual method. Cash Method If you are looking for simplicity, the cash method is probably your best accounting choice...

Tax Deductions for Your 2005 Hybrid Automobile

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

With the recent push by President Bush for alternative fuel strategies, much confusion has arisen regarding tax incentives for hybrid vehicles. This article clarifies the issue for you. Tax Deductions for Your 2005 Hybrid Automobile People buy hybrid vehicles for different reason...

Tax Debt Help: Where to Find It

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Are you in debt? Is the Internal Revenue Service breathing down your neck and threatening your livelihood? Do not be overwhelmed by tax debt as there are ways for you to solve your tax debt problems and keep the tax collector far away...

Depreciate property improvements correctly with cost segregation

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Most commercial building owners are grossly overpaying federal income taxes because they are not depreciating their property as quickly as they should. A cost segregation study allows property owners to both defer and reduce federal income taxes...

Time Requirements And Mechanics Of A Tax Exchange

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

The Exchangor has a maximum of 180 days from the closing of the relinquished property or the due date of that year's tax return, whichever occurs first, to acquire the replacement property. This is called the Acquisition Period...

Deducting Points On Home Refinances

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Any points that you pay in the refinancing of your residence are tax deductible over the length of the loan in question. The deduction is allowable only if the residence is your primary home and the new mortgage replaces a previous one and/or is used to improve the residence...

How to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund Online

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

So, you were pleasantly surprised to learn that you are getting a refund on your taxes. Congratulations! The question for most taxpayers expecting a return is, "Where is my refund?" Check Your Refund Status Online The easiest way to check on your refund is to ask the IRS through IRS...

Tips For Preparing Your Taxes from the Internet

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

When it comes to preparing our taxes, many of us could use some help. The following websites offer guidance and information that may assist you in learning about how to get the most out of filing your returns...



Vital Online Tax Resources for Small Businesses

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

 2006Simple questions are often the most difficult to answer. Or so it seems when dealing with the government. Small businesses have enough to worry about around tax time without having to struggle to find the information they desperately need...

Heath Savings Accounts (HSAs) Mean Big Tax Savings

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Concerned about the high cost of healthcare? Worried that your insurance doesn†t cover all your costs? Fortunately, a partial solution may be just around the corner. Since January 2004, taxpayers have had a tax savings tool called Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs...

IRS Warning Taxpayers About New Email Scams

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

If you have an email account, you know about all the scam emails you get. Scammers are getting braver and using the IRS name in their new tactics. IRS Warning Taxpayers About New Email Scams The IRS has begun warning taxpayers that it is seeing a surge in tax scam emails...

Smart Yearend Planning - Tax Deductions

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

There are three main areas we need to keep in mind as the year ends: 1. Taxes 2. Corporate formalities 3. Planning for next year Revisit the idea of converting your 10 largest expenses. This is an ongoing process that should be done at least twice the first year...

The History of Income Tax

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

They say death and taxes are the only two certain things in life. Alas, this wasn†t always the case. Well, at least for the income tax. The History of Income Taxes Our great nation came into existence in fits and starts...

Three Dumbest LLC Formation Mistakes

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

I see a lot of dumb llc formation mistakes. Maybe more than most people because I occasionally teach a graduate tax class on LLC formation. Some of the mistakes are made by entrepreneurs and investors trying to save money on accountants and attorney fees...

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