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The Tax Court yesterday allowed a nurse to deduct the cost of an M.B.A. degree from the University of Phoenix. Singleton-Clarke v. Commissioner, T.C. Summ. Op. 2009-182 (Dec. 2, 2009) (citations omitted): Petitioner began taking courses at the University of Phoenix in March 2005, graduating...

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2010 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2010, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans,...

If you are in the market for a new home, you may still be able to claim the First-Time Homebuyer Credit. Congress recently passed The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act Of 2009, extending the First-Time Homebuyer Credit and expanding who qualifies. Here are the top...

The IRS has mandated six (6) new security, privacy, and business standards to better serve taxpayers and protect their information collected, processed and stored by Online Providers of individual income tax returns. Individual income tax returns generally refer to the 1040 family of returns. Refer to...

There has been much commentary on the revenue that could be raised by legalizing and taxing marijuana: American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Potential Tax Revenue From a Regulated Marijuana Market: A Meaningful Revenue Source Business Week, Legalize Marijuana for Tax Revenue Christian Science Monitor, A Marijuana Tax...

Large and midsized companies can now take advantage of expanded net operating loss carryback rules to use the losses they incurred during the economic downturn to reduce their income from prior tax years. The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009, which President Obama signed...

People who buy a new car, motorcycle, truck or other vehicle can deduct the entire amount of sales tax paid (up to the first $49,500 of purchase price) either as an itemized deduction or as an addition to their standard deduction....

A new tax credit for students attending the first four-years of college. The credit is worth up to $2,500, 40% of which is refundable (meaning it can increase your tax refund even if you have zero tax liability). This new credit is more generous than...

It may seem ghoulish, but there does seem to be a controversy brewing over the appropriate tax treatment of sales of anatomical specimens such as human eggs and blood plasma, and even black market sales of kidneys and other vital organs. University of Cincinnati tax law...

1. Use accounting software to keep books on a daily basis and input all financial transactions into this software. The client should use one database for their business and one for personal financial data to ensure that 100 percent of financial transactions are recorded. 2. Verify...