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Gary Tuttle

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Gary's extensive professional background varies from small business owner to school administrator. Most recently, he has been involved in taxes, first as a certified preparer, and later as a tax software developer. He is currently licensed to practice before the IRS, volunteers as an instructor for AARP's Tax-Aide program, and has his own tax practice.
Tax Deductions Self Employed Business

5 Tax Deductions for Self-Employed Freelancers & Small Business Owners

Starting a new business is a serious challenge, with many things demanding a new business owner's attention. There are lots of expenses associated with the start-up and day-to-day operation of a business. Fortunately, from...
Home Office Tax Deduction

IRS Home Office Tax Deduction – Rules & Calculator

If you are a small business owner, an independent contractor, or someone who maintains an office at home for the convenience of your employer, you may qualify for a tax break by using the...
Tax Deductions Expenses Small Business

IRS Schedule C Tax Deductions & Expenses for Small Business Owners

Running a small business puts serious demands on your time, energy, creativity, and talent. Knowing where you are financially is a critical component. Whether you are a freelancer, independent contractor, or have a side...
Tax Filing Day Delays Deadline

Tax Filing Deadline, Refund Delays, and Due Diligence

The tax filing deadline for personal taxes is ordinarily April 15th of the year following the tax year. If the fifteenth falls on a weekend, taxes are due on the first working day thereafter, ordinarily...
Charitable Contributions Tax Deductions

Tax Deductions for Charitable Contributions & Donations

Generally speaking, Americans are a generous lot. According to Giving USA, gifts to U.S. charities amounted to $390.05 billion in 2016. Perhaps one motivation for being generous is that qualified charitable contributions are deductible on...
individual income tax return forms on desk of accountant

How to Pay Federal Estimated Taxes Online to the IRS

It often seems that employees get the better part of the deal when it comes to paying taxes. Some money is withheld from their check each pay period, then all they have to do...
Reduce Avoid Capital Gains Tax Property

How to Reduce or Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Property or Investments

Capital Gains Tax? Yes, besides sales tax, excise tax, property tax, income tax, and payroll taxes, individuals who buy and sell personal and investment assets must also contend with the capital gains tax system....
Child Dependent Care Tax Credit Deductions

The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit – Federal Tax Deductions for Child Care...

If you pay for daycare, a credit may be available to offset some of your tax bill. This credit applies as long the qualifying child was under the age of 13 when the care was provided....
Investment Expense Tax Deductions

Investment Expense Tax Deduction – Which Fees Can You Deduct?

If you have investments and you itemize deductions on Schedule A, you may be able to deduct certain expenses. This can save you thousands come tax time. Importantly, only certain investments qualify. There are...
Retirement Savings Contribution Credit

Retirement Savings Contribution Credit – Get a Tax Credit Just for Saving

The U.S. Tax Code encourages certain behaviors. You can save on taxes by getting married and having children. It does this by offering certain incentives in the form of tax breaks, deductions, and credits targeted at these areas.Saving...
Overlooked Personal Tax Deductions

List of 16 Commonly Overlooked Personal Tax Deductions & Credits for Individuals

Tax time is stressful, but it helps to be aware of possible deductions ahead of time so that you can keep appropriate documentation to maximize deductions and credits and pay the lowest tax possible.Even the IRS...
Job Search Expenses Tax Deductions

4 Job-Related & Job Search Expenses That Are Tax Deductible

If you use your own vehicle for work and are not reimbursed for your mileage, or if you incur expenses in looking for work, you may be able to deduct those expenses on your...