Heated debate ahead on tax reform proposals
President Obama recently said that he wants a tax reform/deficit
reduction package by August and lawmakers have many proposals to
consider. The President has introduced a $3.77 trillion budget for
FAQ: What is "cost of goods sold"?
A business that manufactures products to be sold, or purchases
products for resale, must value its product inventory at the
beginning and the end of each tax year to determine the cost of
May 2013 tax compliance calendar
As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware
of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar
summarizes important tax reporting and filing data for individu...
How Do I? Calculate self-employment taxes?
Individuals with $400 or more of net earnings from self-employment
must pay self-employment tax, in addition to any income tax imposed
on the same income. This article can help you estimate any
Vehicle tax credits: Not just for hybrids anymore
Move over hybrids - buyers of Volkswagen and Mercedes diesel
vehicles now qualify for the valuable alternative motor vehicle tax
credit. Previously, the credit had gone only to hybrid vehicles.
FAQ: Should I borrow from my 401(k)?
The flagging state of the economy has left many individuals and
families to cope with rising gas prices and food costs, struggle
with their mortgage and rent payments, and manage credit card debt
FAQ: When does a gift require a gift tax return?
If you've made, or are planning to make, a big gift before the end
of 2009, you may be wondering what your gift tax liability, if any,
may be. You may have to file a federal tax return even if you do
FAQ: What kinds of moving expenses are deductible?
Only "qualified moving expenses" under the tax law are generally
deductible. Qualified moving expenses are incurred to move the
taxpayer, members of the taxpayer's household, and their personal
How Do I? ... Keep a log for automobile expenses
If you use your car for business purposes, you may have learned
that keeping track and properly logging the variety of expenses you
incur for tax purposes is not always easy. Practically speaking,
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