Taxes

Tax Planning

Six Reasons to See Your Accountant After Tax Season

If you filed your 2008 tax return by April 15, you might think that you won’t see your tax pro…

Tax Preparation

10 Questions to Ask a Tax Preparer

If you can do your taxes on your own, fine. But taxes have become so complex that you may want…

Taxes

What to Do if the IRS Comes for You

Twice as many tax audits now IRS audits have more than doubled in the past decade. The number of taxpayers…

Cutting Taxes

Refinancing Your Mortgage? Maximize the Tax Breaks

Interest rates may be falling slowly, but they are falling, as the Federal Reserve seeks to ease credit. As of…

Cutting Taxes

New Deductions and Timely Strategies for a Bigger Tax Refund

In today’s tough economy, you’ll want to give as little as possible to the IRS... and get the biggest tax…

Taxes

Taxpayer Victories—Ordinary Citizens Beat the IRS: Loopholes for Us All

You may think that you don’t stand a chance in fighting the IRS, but you would be wrong. Taxpayers can…

Tax Preparation

What Your Accountant Won’t Tell You (Because He May Not Know)

A Top CPA answers the new tax questions Many taxpayers are delaying filing this year. There are new tax rules…

Tax Planning

Penalty-Free Ways to Minimize Estimated Tax Payments

One of your first tax moves of 2008 should be to adjust the amount of income tax that you pay…

Tax Planning

Save Thousands in Taxes

Best strategies for the rest of the year... and beyond Now is a great time to take steps to minimize…

Cutting Taxes

Minimize AGI

Reducing your adjusted gross income (AGI) for 2009 can produce multiple benefits, including... Increasing deductions for expenses that have percentage-of-AGI…

Cutting Taxes

Surefire Strategies for Nailing Down a Home-Office Deduction

Home-office deductions can mount up, providing ample tax savings. If you’re self-employed, those deductions may well be available. The same…

Tax Planning

Simmering Tax Issues That Could Make Your Financial Plan Boil Over

The biggest tax and fiscal policy changes in a generation -- or longer -- will begin to arrive in the…

Cutting Taxes

Tax-Free Income 12 Different Ways

The best income to receive tax-wise is tax free. And while it may seem surprising, there are many kinds of…

Taxes

Loopholes for People Who Owe Money to the IRS

  Taxpayers can owe money to the IRS for many reasons. They may have difficulty paying taxes when due, receive…

Cutting Taxes

Summertime Home and Travel Tax Breaks

Summertime is the prime time for many people to enjoy vacation homes and travel. And vacation time is even more…