Disaster tax relief unveiled in Congress
As millions of Americans recover from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and
Maria, Congress is debating disaster tax relief. The relief would
enhance the casualty loss rules, relax some retirement savings
IRS exam staffing falls; audit coverage declines
IRS Exam staffing in fiscal year (FY) 2016, the latest tax year
with statistics available, reached a 20-year low. As a result, the
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has
October 2017 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 federal tax reporting and filing data for
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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