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If you are an individual who buys and sells securities you may qualify as a “trader in securities,” for tax purposes. This post attempts to explain how traders must report the income and expenses from being in the trading business. First though it is important to...

The following states recognize same sex marriages:  Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and District of Columbia.  In the most recent Supreme Court decisions that I blogged about earlier a great deal of disconnect surrounding the following...

The fact of the matter is that the IRS will continue to define marriage for US Taxpayers everywhere in that only one man and one woman married to each other can file an income tax return with the filing status of married/joint. This filing status,...

A new online tool has been created by the IRS for taxpayers with international tax filing requirements that is worth checking out.  Here are some relevant links: A Acceptance Agents Accountable Plans Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement Program (APMA) Alien Alien Taxation Alien, Departure Permit Alien, Dual-status Alien, Nonresident Alien, Resident Allowance, Differential,...

IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) released its Annual Report for fiscal 2012. Investigations initiated (5,125) and prosecution recommendations were both up in fiscal 2012 compared to the prior year. Filings of indictments and other charging documents rose 13 percent. Meanwhile, convictions and those sentenced both gained roughly 12...

The Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare was passed almost three years ago with the goal of extending quality health insurance coverage to more Americans and it becomes fully effective January 1st 2014. To encourage compliance, the Act for all intents and purposes takes a carrot-and-stick approach as...

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