The Purpose Of Your Accountant

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Many people are confused about the purpose of accountants given tax software and so on. To get the biggest benefit for the fees you pay, you need to understand what your accountant can do. The Purpose of Your Accountant An accountant is a licensed profession who has gone to hell and back to gain their […]


Save Energy And Money On Taxes At The Same Time

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In an effort to help promote alternative energy and energy conservation, the federal government is offering some tax credits to people who buy certain products like insulated windows, energy-efficient heat pumps and hybrid cars. In August of 2005 the federal government passed the Energy Policy Act, and the resulting tax credits went into effect January […]


Fcc S Proposed Change Could Raise Phone Taxes

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Americans are speaking out against a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that could raise millions of people’s phone bills. The proposal by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has to do with a tax called the Universal Service Fund (USF). The USF tax was established to help ensure that low-income and rural consumers have access […]


Irs Announces Tax Credits For Toyota Prius

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The Toyota Prius is the vehicle that started the entire hybrid vehicle craze. It continues to dominate the market and the IRS has announced the tax credits for this year. IRS Announces Tax Credits For Toyota Prius In an effort to promote energy efficiency, the federal government has instituted an energy program that provides financial […]


Obtaining A Federal Income Tax Refund

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“You’re getting an income tax refund”! Those are the words that every taxpayer would love to hear. A federal income tax refund occurs if the tax you owe is less than the sum of the total amount of refundable tax credits claimed and the total amount of withholding paid. For many individual taxpayers those federal […]


Getting The Biggest Benefit From Tax Help

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Taxes are a way of American life. They are own duty to pay and file. Many people go in search of someone to help them when tax time rolls around. Tax help seems to be in abundance from January 1st to April 15th. Unfortunately, some tax help is best avoided. Other times the tax help […]


What Your Tax Dollars Do For You

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In this article, we will take a look at the influence the government exerts over our daily lives through our taxation, and the good and bad aspects of that influence. Through direct spending, the U.S. government controls approximately 43-45% of the economy. Today, government spending accounts for almost as much of the economy as spending […]


Various Toyota Hybrids Get Tax Credit Certification From Irs

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Starting in 2006, individuals buying hybrid cars will get a tax credit instead of a tax deduction. The IRS has just started to kick out the exact amounts you can claim for your new hybrid. Various Toyota Hybrids Get Tax Credit Certification From IRS Under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the tax benefits of […]


Tax Savings Tips For Parents

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Ask any new parent, and they will tell you that the costs associated with a new baby are many, everything from bottles to diapers to cribs, strollers, and high chairs, and all of this before the child even learns to walk and talk and beg you for a pair of $500 designer jeans. Parenting is […]


Your Auction Business Taxes

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Taxes is an issue when running an Auction Business. But is there a grey line when it comes to declaring it? It’s really within reason if you’re going to do a huge amount of it, a small amount is negligible. Some people want to have a small business for write-offs, you might want to consider […]


Donating Cars To Charity New Tax Rules

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On June 3, 2005, the IRS released guidance on charitable deductions for donated vehicles. The American Jobs Creation Act (AJCA) radically changed the amount of the deduction taxpayers can claim for their donated car. Fair Market Value v. Actual Sales Price When donating a car to charity, a taxpayer traditionally was allowed to deduct the […]


Finding Assistance With Your Taxes

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Organizing your taxes can get quite nerve-racking. This is the main reason why many people would find some assistance in preparing their taxes. When you file your taxes, you can find someone who can do the job for you. Look for a person who is knowledgeable, an experienced expert with tax specialization. There are actually […]


Small Business Tax Deduction Write Off Bad Debts

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Practically every small business has receivables that it cannot obtain from clients. If your small business doesn’t have any such receivables, consider yourself lucky. For those small businesses that suffer from uncollected receivables, solace can be taken from the fact you can claim a tax deduction. Bad Debt Tax Deduction A small business can write-off […]


Why Do I Need A Tax Attorney

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It is unfortunate but true, that many people do not even consider consulting a tax attorney until they open their mailboxes one day and there is that dreaded letter from the IRS. A tax attorney is a lawyer that specializes in all areas of taxes. The tax attorney is required to attend law school for […]


A Cpa For Taxes Does It Make A Difference

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If you’re not sure whether you have a simple tax return you can do yourself or you wonder about missing significant tax advantages or are concerned that you might be making mistakes, use the checklist below from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to help you decide whether you should hire a certified public […]


Taxes Q A Understanding What Is And Is Not Taxable

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* Is Social Security retirement income taxable? Social Security retirement benefits are taxable, although it depends on your total income and civil status. Federal law states that an individual must pay taxes if he/she has annual Social Security retirement income of more than $25,000. If he/she has a married status, they must pay such taxes […]


Managing Freelance Tax

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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. Aside from the fact that you can actually call something your own, there is also the […]


Tax Jokes And Quotes

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Do you realize that some tax forms ask you to check a box if you are BLIND? Quote: “Two years ago it was impossible to get through on the phone to the IRS. Now it’s just hard to get through. That’s progress.” -Charles Rossotti, former IRS Commissioner Disappointed that you never had time to write […]