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Tax Advice for Writers

If you’re like most writers, you’re probably beside yourself wondering what you can deduct against your writing income when it comes to taxes. What does the Internal Revenue Service allow? What deductions send up a red flag? Will you be audited? And the big one: How much will you have to pay in taxes? Any…

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Affordable Care Act Provides Expanded Tax Benefit to Health Professionals Who Received Student Loan Relief for Working in Underserved Areas

As part of a larger Administration announcement on efforts to strengthen the health care workforce, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that under the Affordable Care Act health care professionals who received student loan relief under state programs that reward those who work in underserved communities may qualify for refunds on their 2009 federal income…

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New 10% Tax on Tanning Service

The Internal Revenue Service issued regulations outlining the administration of a 10-percent excise tax on indoor tanning services that goes into effect on July 1, 2010. The regulations were published today in the Federal Register. In general, providers of indoor tanning services will collect the tax at the time the purchaser pays for the tanning…

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LIEN DETERMINATIONS WERE UNTIMELY OR NOT MADE APPROPRIATELY FOR OVER $1.4 BILLION IN DELINQUENT TAXES

IMPACT ON TAXPAYERS The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) protects its claims against taxpayers who owe delinquent taxes by filing Federal Tax Liens (liens), which establishes the IRS’ priority among secured creditors for the taxpayers’ equity. However, lien determinations were not appropriately made or were made late for more than $1.4 billion in delinquent taxes. Failure…

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Special Tax Incentives for Small Businesses to Provide Health Care, Hire New Workers

Videos HIRE Act: English Small Business Health Care Tax Credit: English WASHINGTON — In recognition of National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service encourages small businesses to take advantage of tax-saving opportunities included in recently enacted federal legislation. A variety of business tax deductions and credits were created, extended and expanded by the American…

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