Washington Reforms Health Care And Taxes
Sunday’s night’s health care bill will go down as one of those once-in-a-generation accomplishments. I’m not here to debate the
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Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE)
President Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE), an economic stimulus plan that contains $15
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What documents are acceptable as proof of identity and foreign status?
There are now 13 acceptable documents the IRS will accept as proof of identity. An original, or a certified or
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How do I make sure my tax return is received by the IRS?
The tax court has ruled that a tax return is not considered timely filed if it is lost by the
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Questions that arise when a loved one departs
What papers will I need? Here is a list of the papers that you will probably need: Certified copies of
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Should you pay off credit cards with a home equity loan?
One of Shakespeare’s oft-quoted lines — “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” — is sage advice, especially for many
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When is income taxable, and when is it not?
You only have to examine your paycheck to realize certain income is tax-free. For example, health insurance premiums paid by
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Check out the pros and cons of debit cards
Open your wallet and compare your debit and credit cards. Both probably sport a logo, an embossed account number, an
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Tips for saving money on gas
Although gas prices have declined in recent months, inflation isn’t dead. In fact, history suggests that over time gas prices
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When are social security benefits taxed?
Are you considering post-retirement employment? If you’re collecting social security and thinking of returning to the work force, you may
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Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991
The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking,
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Plug-In Electric Vehicle Credit (IRC 30 and IRC 30D)
Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicles (IRC 30D) Internal Revenue Code Section 30D provides a credit for Qualified Plug-in Electric
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How to Choose a Tax Return Preparer and Avoid Preparer Fraud
Taxpayers who decide they need assistance when preparing a tax return should choose a tax preparer with care and caution.
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Tax Changes for Individuals
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) There are several changes affecting Alternative Minimum Tax for 2009. Child-Related Tax Changes Information on adoption
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Benefit from Roth “ordering rules”
For the first time ever, taxpayers can convert a traditional IRA to a Roth, regardless of their annual income. Previously,
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