Deducing Your Home Office Deduction

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You’re filing your first federal tax return as a home business owner, and naturally want to take the home office deductions to which you are entitled. What you most definitely do not want to do is take a home office deduction to which you are not entitled, so you need to understand the difference. The […]


Tax Deductions For The Home Business Owner

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Tax time can be one of the most anticipated periods of the year. After the holidays have become a memory and before the fun of summer begins, we must devote several hours of our lives to completing this project. This can be especially challenging for the home based business owner. There are several deductions that […]


Tax Deductions For The Home Business Owner

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Tax time can be one of the most anticipated periods of the year. After the holidays have become a memory and before the fun of summer begins, we must devote several hours of our lives to completing this project. This can be especially challenging for the home based business owner. There are several deductions that […]


Save On Taxes Through Home Loan Lending

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Do you find yourself groaning every time you file your tax returns? Do you cluck with anxiety and regret each time you calculate how much of your paycheck actually goes to the tax guys? If your answer is yes to both questions, buy a house! Home loan lending makes owning a house easy. Additionally, it […]


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 […]


Using Mortgage Interest As An Itemized Deduction

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What is mortgage interest? It is any interest you pay on a secured loan when you bought your first or second home. The loans include the mortgage to buy your home, a second mortgage, a line of credit or a home equity loan. The loan must be secured debt or it will be considered a […]


Tax Changes You Should Know For 2005 Returns

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Every year, you have to file tax returns and every year there are changes to the tax code. Here are some key changes for 2005 to keep in mind when you prepare returns. Tax Changes You Should Know for 2005 Returns 2005 was a fairly quite year when it came to changes to the tax […]


Giving Your Car To Charity The New Tax Rules

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The IRS has changed the regulations on donating vehicles to charities. If you donated a car last year, you need to read the following to understand the new rules. Giving Your Car to Charity – The New Tax Rules Millions of people donate cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles and many other forms of transportation to charities […]


Deducting Points On Home Refinances

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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. To the extent that money is […]


Irs Issues Tax Credit Amount For Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Prior to January 1, 2006, people purchasing hybrid vehicles were eligible to claim a significant tax deduction. Now they can claim a monstrously large tax credit. IRS Issues Tax Credit Amount For Toyota Camry Hybrid The government attempts to modify the behavior of taxpayers by applying or reducing taxes on certain activities. Alcohol and cigarettes […]


Standard Mileage Deduction Rates 2005 And 2006

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If you’re in business, you’re interested in the IRS mileage deduction rates. The 2005 rates fluctuated because of high gas prices and now the 2006 rates have been released. Standard Mileage Deduction – 2005 In a move not seen for some time, the IRS actually issued two different mileage deduction rates in 2005. Mileage deduction […]


Overview Of The Almighty Tax Deduction For Small Businesses

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Taxes are the great bane of most businesses. Alas, tax deductions act as a salve to cool the burning and itching of your bank account. Overview of the Almighty Tax Deduction for Small Businesses The tax system in the United States is an undeniable mess. With tens of thousands of pages of laws and regulations, […]


Tax Returns Should You Itemize

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When you finally decide it is time to prepare your taxes, the first question is whether you should itemize your deductions or take the standard deduction provided by the IRS. Choices, Choices… Tax deductions are a very simple part of a theoretically simple tax reporting system. If you’ve ever prepared your own taxes, you know […]


The Ultimate Tax Planning Strategy

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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. This tax strategy consists of how […]


Reduce Your Tax Payments

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Reduce your tax payments by claiming an interest payment deduction. If you are busy paying off your student loans, the last thing you want to do is to pay interest on the money that you’re about to give right back to the government. Luckily, in a lot of cases you should be able to deduct […]


How To Avoid Those Mind Boggling Depreciation Rules

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Tired of dealing with those complex depreciation rules? Thanks to recent tax law changes, here’s how to avoid them completely while benefiting from a lucrative small business tax break that not only puts money in your pocket, but also makes the filing of your income tax return much simpler. What am I talking about? It’s […]


How To Audit Proof Your Tax Return Forever A Recent Close Encounter Of The Irs Kind

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Congress has passed legislation that is supposed to result in a more “sensitive” Internal Revenue Service. You know, not such a lean, mean, tax-collecting machine. Hmmm . . . . What do you think? A few months ago, one of my clients (let’s call him Mr. Jones) got one of those IRS “love letters” requesting […]


Irs Approves Saturn Vue Green Line For Tax Credit

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The IRS is working its way through various automobiles that qualify their owners for tax credits. The Saturn model of cars has just been reviewed with one particular model being approved. IRS Approves Saturn Vue Green Line for Tax Credit Owning a hybrid car was pretty much a financial windfall from the outset. The cars […]


Tax Deductions For Your 2005 Hybrid Automobile

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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. They are good for the environment. They get much better mileage, which saves […]