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The Affordable Care Act increased the amount of the Adoption Tax Credit and made it fully refundable, which means it can increase the amount of your refund or decrease the amount of your tax liability in the immediate tax year. Additionally: The adoption tax credit, which is...

If you rent a house or condominium to someone for less than 30 days in Colorado it is likely sales tax is owed on that rental. There may also be other taxes owed as well including line items for a county lodging tax etc. If you...

IRS Rev. Proc. 2011-52 states that the federal estate tax exemption will increase from $5,000,000 to $5,120,000 for the estates of decedents who die in 2012. Subsequently the lifetime gift tax and generation skipping transfer tax exemptions will increase from $5,000,000 to $5,120,000 in 2012 as well. ...

I blog today about 401(K)'s from a tax perspective solely keeping in mind that my license is as an Enrolled Agent with the US Treasury.  With that as a basis the benefits available to a self-employed individual in a solo 401(k) plan have increased. The...

The IRS Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) Program, concerned exclusively with reaching pre-filing agreements with taxpayers on transfer pricing, will shift from the office of IRS Chief Counsel to an office under the Transfer Pricing Director in the Large Business & International division’s international operation. In...

Bankruptcy tax law is complicated and involves a firm grasp of time lines. Getting it right is complicated and requires reflective consideration. I learned this first hand back in 2004. If you get it wrong you loose the privilege of a more thorough 'fresh start' as...

When filing a Colorado amended return for individual income tax, these tips will help avoid processing delays. DO NOT include a copy of the 104 (original) return with the 104X.  Include all schedules and supporting documentation. Even when there is no change to the 104CR credit schedule or...

Moving Expenses If you are a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and you move because of a permanent change of station, you can deduct the reasonable unreimbursed expenses of moving you and members of your household. Combat Pay If you serve in a...

If you are in the business of dispensing marijuana according to the United States Office of Homeland Security you are selling an illegal drug not a medicine like many individual states believe. Nevertheless Internal Revenue Code IRC 280(E) states that the expenses associated with selling illegal drugs...

Many taxpayers have both a dwelling unit and a principal place of residence.  Understanding the difference between the two is important for a wide variety of reasons.  The file that landed on my desk today involves such a matter.  The taxpayer has a dwelling unit...