Category Archives: Filing Taxes

Are Your Social Security Payments Taxable?

They may be. The IRS’s rules for taxing Social Security benefits could require some studying on your part. If you’ve received Social Security benefits for more than a year, you probably already know the answer to this question. But if … Continue reading

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Do you need to think about the alternative minimum tax?

You may not have thought much about the alternative minimum tax, or AMT, since Congress passed a law that permanently fixed the exemption. But the tax, which you calculate separately from your regular tax liability, is still around. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Do you need to think about the alternative minimum tax?

You may not have thought much about the alternative minimum tax, or AMT, since Congress passed a law that permanently fixed the exemption. But the tax, which you calculate separately from your regular tax liability, is still around. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Tax Prep: What You Should Do

April 17 is still months away, but now’s the time to start preparing. You’re undoubtedly very busy right now. It’s the middle of the holiday season and moving quickly toward the end of the year, so you probably have reports … Continue reading

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Ringing Out 2016 in QuickBooks

2017 is just around the corner. Now’s the time to do your end-of-year QuickBooks tasks. Since early January of this year, you’ve been faithfully creating new records, entering transactions, and recording payments. You’ve run basic reports. You’ve done your collection … Continue reading

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Are you part of the “sharing” economy?

The IRS defines the “sharing” economy as economic activity generated through the use of technology that lets you earn money from your assets, such as a car. Income from these activities, including room rentals and car rides, is taxable, and … Continue reading

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Do you need to bunch your medical deductions?

Bunching deductions means timing the payments between years to get the best tax deduction. Since 2016 is the last tax year that taxpayers age 65 or older can use the 7.5% of adjusted gross income (AGI) deduction floor, you may … Continue reading

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