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Every two years, a topic of conversation among tax folks is the tax treatment of Olympic athletes. The United States Olympic Committee pays athletes for winning Gold ($25,000), Silver ($15,000), and Bronze ($10,000) medals under its Operation Gold program -- these payments clearly constitute income....

Some taxpayers may have needed to take an early distribution from their retirement plan last year. There can be a tax impact to tapping your retirement fund. Here are ten facts about early distributions. Payments you receive from your Individual Retirement Arrangement before you...

If you received Social Security benefits in 2009, you need to know whether or not these benefits are taxable. Here are facts about Social Security benefits so you can determine whether or not they are taxable to you. How much – if any – of your...

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) attempts to ensure that anyone who benefits from certain tax advantages pays at least a minimum amount of tax. Here are seven facts about the AMT and changes to this special tax for 2009. Tax laws provide tax benefits for...

Through the Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP), Social Security benefit payments outlined in Title II of the Social Security Act, Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Benefits, are subject to the 15-percent levy, to pay your delinquent tax debt. However, benefit payments, such as lump sum...

Getting ready to file your tax return? Make sure you have all your documents before you start. You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement from each of your employers. Employers have until February 1, 2010 to send you a 2009 Form W-2...

Taxpayers who received unemployment benefits in 2009 are entitled to a special tax break when they file their 2009 federal tax returns. This tax break is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Here are five important facts the Internal Revenue Service...

College can be very expensive. To help students and their parents, the IRS offers the following five ways to offset education costs. The American Opportunity Credit This credit can help parents and students pay part of the cost of the first four years of college. The...

Taxpayers with disabilities may qualify for a number of IRS tax credits and benefits. Parents of children with disabilities may also qualify. Listed below are seven tax credits and other benefits that are available if you or someone else listed on your federal tax return...

While most income you receive is generally considered taxable, there are some situations when certain types of income are partially taxed or not taxed at all. To ensure taxpayers are familiar with the difference between taxable and non-taxable income, the Internal Revenue Service offers these common...