Taxes

263 Articles total.
IRS Holding $2 Billion In Unclaimed Tax Refunds

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

Every year, the IRS announces that it is holding unclaimed tax refunds. Taxpayers have a limited time to claim the $2 billion dollars the IRS is currently holding. Three years is a magical number when it comes to tax returns...

Checking The Status of Your Tax Refund Online

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

More than a few people are happy to learn they are due a tax refund after filling out their tax returns. If you are one of these people, here is how to check the status of your refund online. Checking The Status of Your Tax Refund Online Before getting into checking your refund status, I feel obligated to mention a few things about tax refunds...

Tax Preparation and Electronic Tax Preparation Options

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

Just in time for tax season you will find yourself presented with this years editions of popular tax preparation programs that promise to make tax filing a breeze for the average person. Which one is right for you and what are some of the most popular electronic tax filing solutions? Read on as we discuss your tax preparation options and explore the popularity of electronic tax filing...

Tax Tips for Real Estate Investors Using IRA Funds

On Feb 25, 2020 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...

How Tax Deductions Work

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

Many people know that the interest paid on a mortgage is deductible on their income taxes. But they don't understand how it really works. When you understand the way a tax deduction works, you should be able to estimate the amount of tax relief you would receive from owning your own home and paying a mortgage...

Employment Taxes – What Are They?

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

If you have employees, you are responsible for paying a variety of taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. You must also withhold certain taxes from the paychecks of your employees. So, what are employment taxes? Employment taxes include the following...

The Tax Payer as Gilligan

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

Let’s all sing a new version to the tune of the 60’s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island” … “Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of mishandled use; that started with our nation’s past to form a fiscal noose...

Tax planning to infinity and beyond...

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

Another year has come and gone and what’s really changed? Are you sitting in roughly the same place you were last year at this time with respect to your taxes–wondering what you could have done differently in your business to positively affect your year- end tax bill? All too often, when individuals and closely-held business owners begin discussing tax planning, what they really end up referring to is the process of tax compliance...

Pay Someone Else's Taxes

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

Did you know that you could make money by paying someone else's property taxes? Thirty-one states provide a little-known investment opportunity that might be perfect for you. You could even see an annual interest return from 18% to 50%...



Getting A Tax Break With Your Hybrid Vehicle

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

Buying a hybrid car gives the phrase “go green” a whole new meaning. Not only is it good for the environment, it’s also good for your pocket book. Check out the tax benefits of hybrid vehicles for yourself...

Deducting Points On Home Refinances

On Feb 25, 2020 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...

The Ultimate Tax Planning Strategy

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

The taxes that are withheld from paychecks amount to about 25% of your gross pay (including federal tax, state tax, social security tax and medicare tax). But these taxes that are withheld could be working for you as investments if you employ what I call the ultimate tax strategy...

Tax Magic: How To Turn Taxable Income Into Tax-Free Income

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

Believe it or not, there are ways to convert taxable income into non-taxable income, without any fear of an IRS audit. Here's one of my favorites. It's been part of our tax code for over 30 years, yet many still don't take advantage of it...

Dealing With Taxes If You Live and Work Outside The United States

On Feb 25, 2020 0 104 52

When solar cells first came on the scene in the 1950s, they were simple. Now, there are a wide variety of cells and more are coming as technology improves. An Overview of Solar Cells Through The Years Solar cells are the basic component of any active system used to convert sunlight into a form of energy...

Tax Haven Raises 2006 Entry Price

On Feb 25, 2020 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...

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