Taxes

  • What is a 1099?

    Is a 1099 something you need to be worried about when filing taxes. Want to learn what all the boxes mean? This article is a brief overview of the 1099 form.
    By pauldb28 June 29, 2011 

  • What You Need to Deduct Mortgage Interest Paid

    In order to deduct mortgage interest that you have paid out over the year certain conditions must be met. The IRS has rules about what is a valid mortgage, what is deductable interest and what is considered your home.
    By Dale DeVries June 29, 2011 

  • What is the Elderly Tax Credit?

    Everyone has seen the question on the top of the tax forms that asks if you are over the age or disabled. However, have you ever wondered why it's there, or what it means? Let us examine the tax credit available to the elderly and the disabled...
    By wendyppp June 29, 2011 


  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor; Tax Benefits of Both

    There are a number of tax benefits to having employees and independent contractors. Read on to discover which will benefit your business more.
    By wendyppp June 29, 2011 

  • Using Schedule H of Federal Tax Form 1040 to Report Payments to Household Employees

    Schedule H is used to report and pay Household Employment taxes on the standard Federal Income Tax form 1040. Learn whether you need to file a Schedule H to report payments to a household employee.
    By John Garger June 29, 2011 

  • A Brief Overview of Income Tax in the United States

    Before you file your 2009 Federal income taxes with the Internal Revenue Service, read this article in a series of 14 about what income taxes are and why you must file. The remainder of the series is dedicated to the 1040 tax form and its many schedules...
    By John Garger June 29, 2011 


  • Dividends, Interest, and Capital Gains on Personal Income Taxes

    Proper treatment of dividends, interest, and capital gains income is necessary to determine the correct amount of personal taxable income.
    By John Garger June 29, 2011 

  • Turbo Tax Software Review

    Turbo Tax, one of the most popular tax preparation software applications on the market, delivers what you need to calculate your return without the expense of hiring an accountant. With guaranteed accurate calculations and maximized deductions, Turbo...
    By Jennifer Wingard June 29, 2011 

  • How to Calculate Marginal Tax Rate

    Marginal Tax Rate refers to the amount of tax that you would have to pay on any additional income which you receive. It is necessary to calculate your MTR for any financial planning you have in mind. In the case of individual tax payers, there are many...
    By Baby Rani June 28, 2011 

  • Changes to the Cigarette Tax: What You Should Know

    On April 1st, 2009, the largest cigarette tax hike in history went into effect. Find out the important information about this tax increase and how it affects you.
    By randalarias June 27, 2011 
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