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Employee Stock Purchase Plan

What Is an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) – Tax Rules

One of the most powerful benefits that any publicly traded company can offer its employees is the ability to purchase stock in itself. There...
1040x Instructions File Amended Tax Return

Form 1040X Instructions – How to File an Amended Tax Return

There are plenty of common tax filing errors. When you discover an error on your return, alarm bells go off. Will the IRS audit...
Elderly Couple Tax Calculation Retirement Pennies

Taxes on Retirement Accounts – IRA & 401(k) Distributions & Withdrawals

When your retirement accounts are growing, it's great to see the numbers climb. But when you retire and start withdrawing money from your IRA and...
Filing Taxes Refund Table

Do I Have to File Taxes and How Much Do I...

How do you feel when you think about taxes? Confused? Intimidated? Overwhelmed by the number of rules to follow and forms to complete? What...
Charitable Giving Tax Deductions Money Bills

Tax Deductions for Charitable Contributions & Donations

Generally speaking, Americans are a generous lot. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, Americans gave $427.71 billion to charities in 2018. Perhaps one motivation...
Offshore Pirate Banks Tax

Offshore Pirate Banks & Tax Havens – Tools of the Super-Rich

According to Forbes Magazine, an estimated $15 to $20 trillion is sitting in the "pirate" banking system today, a complex, interwoven collection of financial...
Tax Credit Tax Deduction

What Is a Tax Credit vs. Tax Deduction – Do You...

While perusing tax advice on the Internet, you'll come across lists of tax deductions and tax credits that can help you reduce your tax...
Calculate Capital Gains Tax

What Are Capital Gains & Losses – How to Calculate Tax...

Whether you're new to the world of investing or thinking of selling stocks, bonds, or real estate you've had for some time, you need to...
Home Filing System

How to Create a Home Filing System for Record Keeping

Each year, the ordeal of gathering the necessary information to complete and file your tax return seems increasingly difficult, doesn't it? This problem may...
Taxable Fringe Benefits Income

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

The IRS is cracking down on employers that don't properly report their employees' wages. Many employers and employees may think that certain fringe benefits...
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...
Fair Tax Act Explained Pros Cons

What Is the Fair Tax Act Explained – Pros and Cons

After the first time trying to prepare and file personal taxes, most Americans learn the same lesson: The American tax system is complex and...