Lighter Side Of Taxes
In a turbulent economy with constantly changing rules it’s no surprise that the bill from Uncle Sam can sneak up on some of us. Here are some tips to make sure you emerge (mostly) unscathed this April 15.
Most folks looking for tax deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable donations. But tax rule changes that applied in 2013 made them less valuable in cutting taxes for an increasing number of taxpayers.
According to the IRS, 20 to 25 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to file their taxes. If tax time snuck up on you this year, here are a few tips to help you file.
Get a jump-start on next year’s taxes by setting up a filing system now. You can use a folder system where you label the each folders according to your needs.
Most of us fall into one of three categories; we keep too much of the paper that comes into our homes or there those that try to throw out everything. And of course those that fall in between.
What is your largest asset? It’s your ability to earn a living!
What may trigger an audit from your tax filing?
College can be is very expensive, luckily Congress and the IRS have given us ways to offset education costs.
Should you take the time to fill out the long 1040? It really depends. To find out whether you should itemize you will need to do some homework.
Review your tax situation now so you have some idea what tax bracket you will fall into this year and decide whether you want to do the long 1040 or the short 1040EZ.