Category Archives: Income Tax

Kids’ Day Camp Expenses May Qualify for a Day Credit

Day camps are common during school vacations and the summer months. Many parents enroll their children in a day camp or pay for daycare so they can work or look for work. Unlike overnight camps, the cost of summer day camp may count towards the child and dependent care credit. Here are 10 things parents should know:

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Tax Breaks for Teachers and Educators

It’s almost time for the start of the new school year, and teachers and other educators should remember that they can still deduct certain unreimbursed expenses. Deducting expenses such as classroom supplies, training, and travel helps reduce the amount of tax owed when filing a tax return.

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Roth IRAs: Put Your Child’s Summer Earnings to Work

With plentiful opportunities for teen employment this year, now is the perfect time to consider opening a Roth IRA for your minor child.

Here’s everything you need to know including what it is, how it works, and why it’s beneficial.

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Qualified Charitable Distributions From IRAs

If you’re a retiree aged 70 1/2 or older, consider taking advantage of legislation that allows you to reduce or eliminate the amount of income tax on IRA withdrawals transferred directly to a qualified charitable organization. You can use this tactic even though minimum distributions are no longer required until age 72. Referred to as Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), they can also be used to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution.

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Deducting Business-Related Car Expenses

If you’re self-employed and use your car for business, you can deduct certain business-related car expenses.

The first thing small business owners need to know is that there are two options for claiming deductions:

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Small Business Budgeting Errors

Common Small Business Budgeting Errors To Avoid

When creating a budget, it’s essential to estimate your spending as realistically as possible.

Here are five budget-related errors commonly made by small businesses and some tips for avoiding them.

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Special Tax Benefits For Members Of The Military

Special Tax Benefits For Members Of The Military

Military personnel and their families face unique life challenges with their duties, expenses, and transitions. As such, military members may qualify for tax benefits unavailable to civilians. For example, they don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. Special rules may lower the tax they owe or allow them more time to file and pay their federal taxes.

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Taxpayer Rights: Pay No More Than The Correct Amount

Tax Payer Rights

As a reminder, taxpayers have the right to pay only the amount of tax legally due, including interest and penalties. They also have the right to have the IRS apply all tax payments properly. This is one of 10 fundamental rights known collectively as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

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What To Do If You’re Missing Important Tax Documents

As the April 18th tax deadline quickly approached, last-minute tax filers should make sure they have all their documents before filing a tax return. You should have received a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from each of your employers for use in preparing your federal tax return. Employers must furnish this record of 2021 earnings and withheld taxes no later than January 31, 2022.

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