Tax debate touches every individual, business
Small business taxation, corporate tax rates, and changes to
popular deductions are just some of the many complex changes to the
Tax Code being debated in Congress. At the time this article was
Year-end planning for capital gains and losses
As an economic incentive for individuals to save and invest, gains
from the sale of capital assets held for at least one year unless
offset by losses, as well qualified dividends received during the
Information reporting deadlines coming up fast
Information reporting has become a growing part of IRS’s
enforcement and compliance strategy. Data matching, or even the
inference that the IRS has the data to do so, statistically has
How Do I? Compute taxable life insurance benefits
Life insurance proceeds are received tax-free. However, any
interest earned on life insurance proceeds, usually referred to as
its cash value, is subject to tax. Special rules apply to transfers
December 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
FAQ: What is a family partnership?
The family partnership is a common device for reducing the overall
tax burden of family members. Family members who contribute
property or services to a partnership in exchange for partnership
Contemporaneous tax records: Are you keeping up?
Everybody knows that tax deductions aren't allowed without proof in
the form of documentation. What records are needed to "prove it" to
the IRS vary depending upon the type of deduction that you may w...
How do I… Guard against taxpayer identity theft?
The number of tax return-related identity theft incidents has
almost doubled in the past three years to well over half a million
reported during 2011, according to a recent report by the Treasury
Recordkeeping Basics: Business Taxpayers
Maintaining good financial records is an important part of running
a successful business. Not only will good records help you identify
strengths and weaknesses in your business' operations, but they
Recordkeeping Basics: Individual Taxpayers
After your tax returns have been filed, several questions arise:
What do you do with the stack of paperwork? What should you keep?
What should you throw away? Will you ever need any of these
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