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Estimates by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) show that $68 billion of the $345 billion tax gap in 2001 was due to sole proprietors who underreported their income. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) evaluated closed correspondence audits of individual returns reporting sole proprietor...

Here are some ways to avoid common tax return errors. File electronically. If you e-file or Free File, tax software will do the calculations, flag common errors and prompt you for missing information. Remember Making Work Pay. The Making Work Pay tax credit –– available in 2009...

There is still time to claim the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit on your 2009 tax return. If you purchased or entered into a binding contract to purchase a home in 2009 or early 2010, you may be eligible to claim the First-Time Homebuyer Credit. Claiming...

The Internal Revenue Service today released a new form that will help employers claim the special payroll tax exemption that applies to many newly-hired workers during 2010, created by the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act signed by President Obama on March 18. New Form...

If you haven’t made all the contributions to your traditional Individual Retirement Arrangement that you want to make – don’t worry, you may still have time. Here are the top 10 things the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know about setting aside retirement...

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service whose employees assist taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, who are seeking help in resolving problems with the IRS, or who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as...

As widely anticipated, President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HR 4872) into law earlier this week. The new law makes material changes to the tax law elements of the new health care legislation signed into law last week and also ends—at...

When you invest in energy-efficient products, you may be saving money on both your energy bills and your tax return. The Internal Revenue Service wants you to know about these six energy-related tax credits created or expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of...

When preparing to file your federal tax return, don’t forget your contributions to charitable organizations. If you made qualified donations last year, you may be able to take a tax deduction if you itemize on IRS Form 1040, Schedule A. The IRS has put...

One of the advantages of operating your own business is hiring family members. However, the employment tax requirements for family employees may vary from those that apply to other employees. How spouses earn Social Security benefits A spouse is considered an employee if there is an employer/employee...