Monthly Archives: January 2016

Education expenses can add up quickly, and any kind of financial relief can really make a difference. You may be able to deduct certain education expenses at tax time. If you pay tuition for yourself, a spouse, or another dependent, you may qualify to deduct a portion of the expenses. However, it may be more […]

If you happen to entertain your customers, employee or any others in your business you may be able to deduction expenses that are deemed ordinary and necessary for doing business. Expenses such as these may be deducted if they are related or associated with your business directly. Proof of the expense must be provided and […]

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 […]

Raising children on your own isn’t easy. Single parents can use any help they can get, which is why, at tax time, there are certain tips that can come as a welcome relief. When filing your tax return as a single parent, consider the following eight points: Head of Household Status – if your children […]

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 […]