Category Archives: General

As you’re now probably aware, the Affordable Care Act imposes strict penalties for taxpayers who don’t have health insurance. However, exemptions apply in some circumstances, which can excuse the penalty from taxpayers who meet the requirements. Form 8965, Health Care Exemptions, can be filed with a tax return and used to claim a hardship exemption […]

If you conduct business in a part of your home, you may be eligible for tax deductions. It doesn’t matter if you are self-employed or are an employee of another business, although you must use your home as one of the following: Exclusively on a regular basis, as the home must be the primary location […]

Interested in Interest?

Borrowing money leads to compounded interest charges. Interest is a fee added to the money you borrowed, and is generally charged for the length of repayment. In some cases, interest can either be deducted or claimed as a credit, however it has to meet certain qualifications. Prepaid interest has to be deducted throughout the tax […]

Anything you own, whether it’s something you use for personal reasons or an investment purpose, is considered a capital asset. Things like your home, furniture, and vehicle, as well as stocks and bonds are all examples of the types of capital assets many people own. If you chose to sell one of these assets, the […]

Not everyone is required to file a tax return. Most people are, but for those who aren’t, it may still prove beneficial to do so anyway. If you’re not sure if you have to file a tax return, you should familiarize yourself with the rules before tax season approaches. Income, age, and filing status all […]

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, your taxes are now affected by your health care coverage status. The new policy states that all Americans must have qualified health insurance, though there are a few circumstances in which an exception may apply. Generally, 3/4ths of the taxpayers who file a return will only be […]

A special provision of the Affordable Care Act, which requires each taxpayer to have qualifying health care, comes into effect when you file your tax return. Unless you meet a certain exemption, you are expected to have a health care plan which meets the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The Individual Shared Responsibility […]

Do you receive unemployment benefits? Depending on which program the benefits are distributed from, you may be responsible for paying taxes on the income. Taxable compensation amounts include money received from any of the following programs: State unemployment insurance Federal Unemployment Trust Fund Railroad unemployment compensation Disability compensation Allowances paid in accordance with the Trade […]

If you sell a service or a product, the money you make is generally defined as business income. Additionally, business income includes real estate rents and any fees for service that is paid to an individual. Business income must be reported at tax time, regardless of the type of business. There are three different classifications […]

Are you a stockholder for any corporations? In some cases, stockholders can receive dividends from the corporation as property distribution. These dividends are generally paid in cash, though they may also be distributed as additional stock or property. Dividends may also be received through trusts, estates, partnerships, and associations subject to tax as either a […]