Category Archives: Tax Return

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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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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Beware of this fake tax bill scam

The IRS has again issued a scam warning. The newest scam involves receiving via email a fake version of an IRS bill related to the Affordable Care Act. The bill requests payment by check or by clicking a link in … Continue reading

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Louisiana storm victims get tax relief

Victims of the August storms and floods in Louisiana have until January 17, 2017, to file individual and business tax returns with due dates on or after August 11, 2016. Taxpayers in the federally declared disaster area may qualify for … Continue reading

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Access tax details online

Transcripts of your federal income tax return, tax account, wages and income, and record of account, as well as a verification of non-filing, are once again available for no charge online at the IRS website. Sign up to view, print, … Continue reading

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Tax Planning, 12 Months a Year

We’re halfway through 2016. What do you know about this year’s income tax obligation? Your 2016 income taxes are probably not at the top of your mind in the middle of summer. After all, it seems like you just filed … Continue reading

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