• How to Calculate and Pay Estimated Taxes

    Do I need to make estimated tax payments? How do I pay estimated taxes? Can I just pay when I file my tax return? If you have income from sources other than a paycheck, you may need to make Federal estimated tax payments.
    By Patricia Tokar, CPA June 14, 2011 

  • Adjusting Your W9 to Save More Money

    People often confuse their W9 dependents with their tax filing dependents at the end of the tax year. The dependents listed on your W9 form do not have to match the number you claim and the more people listed, the more money you will bring home.
    By Summer Banks June 6, 2011 

  • Tax Concerns? IRS 911 and Negotiations

    There are options available for taxpayers who discover they have underpaid their taxes or that they are facing a possible IRS tax lien. Understanding how to begin negotiations with the IRS is crucial to resolving these problems.
    By Finn Orfano May 31, 2011 

  • After Following Phishing Links: Shutting the Barn Door

    The Internal Revenue Service does not send emails to taxpayers for any purpose. Learn what steps to take to prevent identity theft after responding to fraudulent IRS emails that are more commonly referred to as phishing links.
    By Finn Orfano May 31, 2011 

  • Claiming a Tax Deduction for Car Donations

    Learn when and how to get a car tax deduction for charity. Find answers to the questions: where can I donate my car for a tax deduction and what documentation do I need to support my deduction on my taxes? By knowing what you're getting into...
    By Michelle Friesen May 31, 2011 

  • Understanding Social Security Payroll Deductions

    While payroll deductions for Medicaid are the same regardless of how much you make, annual caps on Social Security earnings impact thousands of employees as well as those who are self employed each year. During 2011, Social Security withholding rates...
    By Finn Orfano May 28, 2011 

  • What is a Tax Amnesty and Where Can You get Help Applying for One?

    When you are looking at unpaid back taxes with hefty penalty charges possibly carrying prison time, where are you going to go? Tax amnesty and voluntary disclosure programs might be a good offer from the governing authorities. Here's some information...
    By Bruce Tintelnot May 27, 2011 

  • Under What Circumstances is an Inheritance Taxable?

    If you have received an inheritance, you may be wondering if you have to claim it on your taxes. Often, the answer is no, the type of inheritance you received is not taxable income. However, there are many types of inheritances that may be taxable or...
    By Patricia Tokar, CPA May 24, 2011 

  • How Long Should you Keep Copies of Old Tax Returns?

    While most people try to forget about taxes as soon as they file them for the year, you must keep tax documents stored properly in case you need them for a future IRS audit. Find out which copies of old tax returns you need to keep, why you are required...
    By Kimberly Johnson May 23, 2011 

  • Buying a Car? How Much Is the Tax?

    How are sales taxes for cars calculated and are they the same if you buy a new or used vehicle? Does it make a difference in tax if you trade-in and buy a different vehicle? Jean Scheid, owner of a Ford dealership in New Mexico explains.
    By Jean Scheid May 23, 2011 
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