Order your IRS Transcripts – form 4506T-EZ

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a new form that will make it easier to order tax transcripts and help process mortgage modification applications. The new forms are being issued in conjunction with the Obama administration’s push to help more

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Biomass fuel is an energy-efficient building property

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides that certain expenditures made by the taxpayer for energy-efficient building property are eligible for the nonbusiness energy property credit. The term "energy-efficient building property" includes a biomass fuel stove that burns

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IRS Publication 4128 – Tax Impact of Job Loss

IRS Publication 4128 Tax Impact of Job Loss was released in August of 2009. The publication explains the job loss tax issues connected to severance pay, unemployment compensation, pension plans, IRAs, expenses for a job search, and possible moving costs. It also

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Discharge income tax debt through bankruptcy

If the income tax debt meets all five of these rules, then the tax debt is dischargeable in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions. The due date for filing a tax return is at least 3 years ago. The

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Currently Not Collectible IRS transaction code 530

Currently Not Collectible means that a taxpayer has no ability to pay his or her tax debts. The IRS can declare a taxpayer "currently not collectible," after the IRS receives evidence that a taxpayer has no ability to pay. Such

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An International Tax Guide for Professors Taking Non-U.S. Sabbaticals

Michelle Dhanda (J.D. 2010, Suffolk) has published, International Taxation: A Guide for Academics Abroad, 32 Suffolk Transnat'l L. Rev. 701 (2009). Here is part of the Introduction: Academics are one group who consistently travel to other nations, and their tax

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Online Tool Helps Exempt Organizations Complete Form 990

The IRS has created an online tool on its website for exempt organizations that uses a hypothetical case study to illustrate how Form 990 should be filled out. The website also has a video series that walks you through key

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Undocumented Residents of the USA – tax requirements – IRS Publication 519

A distinction must be made between the immigration laws of the United States and the tax laws of the United States. Although immigration laws of the United States refer to aliens as immigrants, nonimmigrants, and undocumented (illegal) aliens, tax laws

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Education assistance excluded from income

You may exclude certain educational assistance benefits from your income. That means that you won’t have to pay any tax on them. However, it also means that you can’t use any of the tax-free education expenses as the basis for

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Scholarships and Fellowships

A scholarship is generally an amount paid or allowed to, or for the benefit of, a student at an educational institution to aid in the pursuit of studies. The student may be either an undergraduate or a graduate. A fellowship

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