Scammers posing as the IRS are making threatening phone calls and using email scams to scare taxpayers. Learn how you can tell the difference between a scam and something legit.
Over the last few weeks, the IRS has been issuing news releases stating that employees should check their withholding…soon. There seems to be a lot of urgency in these notices, don’t you think? While it’s always good to check your withholdings from time to time, the IRS almost seems nervous about 2018 withholdings. Find out why.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed on December 22, 2017 made many changes to individual taxes beginning in 2018. One of those changes was the elimination of a deduction for personal exemptions and replacing it with a higher standard deduction.
The question becomes, if I don’t get a deduction for my dependents, is there any reason to list them on the return? The answer is: absolutely yes.
Do you remember: Owning a VCR? American Motors (Introducing the Gremlin, the Pacer and the Rambler)? M*A*S*H (the 4077th)? Manually signing a paper copy of your income tax return and mailing it to the IRS? Change happens! And the one thing that we can agree on is that we have a segment of the population […]
Every so often we hear a television pundit espousing the virtues of a flat tax system. They will say something like “all we need is a flat tax of 17%, or 18% or 19% and it will cover the nation’s budget”. The underlying fallacy of a flat tax system is the assumption that the primary […]