Same-Sex Marriage – Domestic Partners – Civil Unions Same-Sex Marriage For federal tax purposes, the IRS recognizes a same-sex marriage (SSM) that was entered into in a domestic or foreign jurisdiction whose laws authorized the marriage —even if the [...]
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The Basics If your medical expenses don’t add up to 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI), see if an elective or necessary deductible procedure would allow you to take the deduction. Contribute to or open a qualified retirement [...]
In this world there are leaders and followers. An entrepreneur is definitely a leader. They assume the risk of starting and operating a business in order to fulfill a dream and become financially independent. However starting a small business is [...]
The Basics: If you conduct a business activity on a regular basis with the intent of making a profit, the income is generally subject to self-employment tax. Ordinary and necessary business expenses are deductible if the business is operated [...]
Don't Fall Prey to the 2015 Dirty Dozen Tax Scams The Basics: Be wary of phony e-mails that ask for personal information. The IRS will never call you and ask you for your social security number or credit card. [...]
The Basics: A Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) provides a tax-efficient way to save for a student’s education in elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. A Qualified Tuition Program (QTP) provides a tax-efficient way to save for higher education [...]
The Basics: Social Security is a foundation for retirement, but you will generally also need have other investments to draw upon. Many employers match a specified percentage your 401(k) contributions—of course, most airlines don’t. IRAs may provide some tax [...]
The Basics: The money you receive for the use of real estate is taxable to you as rental income. Don’t include a security deposit in your income if you plan to return it to the tenant at the end [...]
The Basics: Qualify for credits including the Child Care Credit, the Child Tax Credit, and the Earned Income Credit. If you’re a single parent paying more than half the household costs and your child lives with you more than [...]