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Child Support Payments Laws Guidelines

What Is Child Support – Laws & Guidelines for Payments

The law expects all parents to provide financial support to their children. When parents don’t live together, a child support order can ensure a noncustodial parent provides support. Find out more about your legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to child support.
Tax Deductible Job

Moving for a Job: Tax-Deductible Expenses & Relocation Assistance

Did you move to take a new job this year, or are you considering moving for work soon? Unfortunately, thanks to new tax legislation, moving expenses are no longer deductible for most people. Are you one of the lucky ones who still qualify? If so, this is how you make sure you don’t overpay.
Real Estate Reduce Tax Strategies

11 Real Estate Exit Strategies for Low- or No-Tax Investment Gains

Real estate investors can reduce their taxes through myriad strategies and incentives. But when it comes time to sell, many property owners face sticker shock at their tax bill. These strategies can help you reduce — or better yet, eliminate — your taxes when you go to sell.
Stressed Woman Doing Taxes

7 Tax Preparation Tips to Ease the Stress of Filing

April 15 — Tax Day — is a day of dread, stress, anger, and fear for many people. Trying to make sense of a rat’s nest of paper receipts, canceled checks, brokerage statements, and other miscellaneous bits of information is frustrating and time-consuming. Avoid the stress by following these tips.
Adjust Federal Income Tax

How to Properly Adjust Your Federal Income Tax Withholding Allowances

Have you ever gotten a much higher income tax refund than you expected? Or worse, owed money at the end of the year? That’s because the amount withheld from your paycheck is inaccurate. But you can fix it by adjusting your federal income tax withholdings, which you can do in a few simple steps.
Tax Deadline Calculator

What Happens If You Miss the Tax Deadline? – Penalties for...

If you missed the tax deadline, you're likely very concerned about fees, penalties, and how to file your taxes late. The good news is that it can happen to anyone, for a variety of reasons, and you can still get back on track. Here is some advice for doing just that, whether you’re owed a refund or you owe tax to the IRS.
Cash Basis Vs Accrual Accounting

Cash Basis vs. Accrual Accounting – Differences Between These Methods

When you file a tax return for your small business, one of the questions on the form asks about your accounting method: cash or accrual. Deciding whether your business uses the cash or accrual accounting method is a pretty significant decision. Which should your small business use? Learn more here.
Taxable Fringe Benefits Income

5 Taxable Fringe Benefits You Must Report as Income to the...

Many employers and employees think of fringe benefits as freebies that don’t impact the employee’s taxable income. But that’s not always the case. Leaving them out of the employee’s wages can be a costly error to make. Learn more about fringe benefits and which ones you do and don’t have to report.
Choosing Certified Public Accountant

How to Choose a CPA for Your Tax Accounting Needs

From tax planning to business accounting, there are many reasons to entrust your finances to a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Here are five steps to choosing a CPA who’s a good fit for you, and with whom you’ll feel comfortable working over the long term.
Home Improvement Wrench Green Grass

Green Energy Tax Credits for Home Improvement & Energy Efficiency

Minor efficiency upgrades are a fast, easy, and effective way to save money on utilities. But they don't permanently improve your home's ability to retain warm or cool air. Fortunately, these government tax credits and incentives can offset the cost of residential green energy projects.
Dividends Money Bag

IRS Tax Form 1099-DIV – How Are Dividends Taxed?

Many investors earn dividends from their portfolio. It’s important to understand the different types of dividends and what to expect in terms of paying taxes on them. Learn how different types of dividends are taxed and how to read the Form 1099-DIV tax form to be adequately prepared for tax day.
Self Employment Tax Cash Bills Form

How Much Is Self-Employment Tax & How Do You Pay It?

If you’ve ever been employed, you know about the Social Security and Medicare taxes your employer withholds from each paycheck. Self-employment taxes are the equivalent for the self-employed. Learn how much self-employment tax to expect, how to pay it, and how to reduce your self-employment taxes.