October 11, 2021 1:50 am

Despite indications of increased inflation, the interest rates on overpayments and underpayments are unchanged from the second quarter of 2021 (Rev Rul. 2021-17). The rates for the fourth quarter of 2...

October 11, 2021 1:47 am

In order to claim losses from real estate activities, other than a $25,000 loss allowance for active participants with adjusted gross income below a set amount, a taxpayer must be a “real estate pro...

October 11, 2021 1:44 am

A qualifying child many entitle a taxpayer to a variety of breaks, including head of household status, the earned income credit, the child tax credit, and Economic Impact Payments (EIPs). Before 2018,...

October 11, 2021 1:42 am

Individuals with investment income may be subject to an additional Medicare tax called the net investment income (NII) tax. One couple living in France wanted to use their foreign tax credit carryover...

October 11, 2021 1:39 am

Vehicles acquired for business can result in tax write-offs. For vehicles that are purchased, there’s depreciation as long as you opt to deduct your actual costs and don’t use the IRS standard mil...

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October 11, 2021 1:50 am

Despite indications of increased inflation, the interest rates on overpayments and underpayments are unchanged from the second quarter of 2021 (Rev Rul. 2021-17). The rates for the fourth quarter of 2...

October 11, 2021 1:47 am

In order to claim losses from real estate activities, other than a $25,000 loss allowance for active participants with adjusted gross income below a set amount, a taxpayer must be a “real estate pro...

October 11, 2021 1:44 am

A qualifying child many entitle a taxpayer to a variety of breaks, including head of household status, the earned income credit, the child tax credit, and Economic Impact Payments (EIPs). Before 2018,...

October 11, 2021 1:42 am

Individuals with investment income may be subject to an additional Medicare tax called the net investment income (NII) tax. One couple living in France wanted to use their foreign tax credit carryover...

October 11, 2021 1:39 am

Vehicles acquired for business can result in tax write-offs. For vehicles that are purchased, there’s depreciation as long as you opt to deduct your actual costs and don’t use the IRS standard mil...

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August 27, 2021 12:16 am

According to the Social Security Administration, as of June 2021, there were a total of nearly 70 million people receiving Social Security benefits. These include individuals receiving retirement bene...

June 20, 2021 11:46 pm

The American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021, dramatically changed the child tax credit for 2021. The law made the credit fully refundable and extended it to dependents 17...

June 6, 2021 11:48 pm

If you are an owner of an IRA or you inherited an IRA, you must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) according to tax rules. The failure to do so may result in a 50% penalty. Because of COVID-19...

May 3, 2021 10:59 pm

With interest rates still very low, many homeowners have taken this opportunity to refinance their mortgages and obtain a lower interest rate. From a tax perspective, there are consequences to refinan...

April 6, 2021 11:05 pm

In most cases, you have three years in which to submit an amended return to claim a refund of overpaid taxes. But there are situations in which you can recoup taxes paid without submitting an amended ...

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August 27, 2021 12:25 am

It depends on the amount of the profits. Gain on the sale of a home is excludable from gross income up to $250,000 ($500,000 on a joint return). This full exclusion usually applies only if the home wa...

August 27, 2021 12:24 am

A gift of a present interest (e.g., cash) to each recipient up to the annual exclusion amount ($15,000 in 2021) is not subject to gift taxes and does not require the filing of a gift tax return (Form ...

August 27, 2021 12:22 am

Because you were married for some time in 2021, you may file a joint return for the year for you and your deceased spouse, provided you did not remarry before the end of 2021. If there is an executor ...

June 20, 2021 11:51 pm

Even if your gross income is below the threshold that ordinarily requires you to file an income tax return, the IRS is encouraging you to do so in order to receive your Economic Impact Payments (EIPs)...

June 20, 2021 11:49 pm

Nothing bars you from taking a distribution from your IRA and then giving the money to your granddaughter. However, if you’re withdrawing the funds from a traditional IRA (and you never made nondedu...

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May 22, 2012 1:24 pm
IRS Announces More Flexible Offier-in-Compromise Terms to Help a Greater Number of Struggling Taxpayers Make a Fresh Start, From IRS.gov, 5/21/12
April 23, 2012 10:21 am
Federal Circuit dismisses refund suit based on all-zero returns, From Journal of Accountancy, 4/20/12
April 18, 2012 10:17 am
What's the Most Ridiculous Thing You've Heard This Tax Season?, From CPATrendlines, 4/16/12
April 17, 2012 10:48 am
Celebrities are often in debt to the tax man, From USA Today, 4/17/12
April 11, 2012 11:03 am
Study finds tax deadline day can be deadly on roads, From Foxnews.com, 4/10/12
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