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You must file a tax return if your income is above a certain level. The amount varies depending on filing status, age and the type of income you receive. For example, a married couple both under age 65 generally is not required to file until their...

Your federal tax filing status is based on your marital and family situation. It is an important factor in determining whether you must file a return, your standard deduction and your correct amount of tax. Your marital status on the last day of the year determines...

The IRS has outlined in Notice 2008-04, ways informants can report violations of the tax law and possibly claim a reward based on the amount of additional tax, penalties and interest that is owed. The IRS' Whistleblower Office will make the final determination about whether an...

Officials from the Internal Revenue Service and more than two dozen state workforce agencies announced they have entered into agreements to share the results of employment tax examinations. The agreements, part of the Questionable Employment Tax Practice (QETP) initiative, provide a centralized, uniform means for the...

Rowing, X-C skiing, Biking, Running, Mountain Climbing, Guitar Playing, Fishing, Gardening, Golf, Sewing, Woodworking, Horsemanship, Scrap Booking, Stamp and Coin Collecting, etc. The IRS isn’t trying to spoil your fun but if your favorite activity makes a profit every year or so, there may be tax...

You may choose any tax record keeping system suited to your business that clearly shows your income and expenses. Except in a few cases, the law does not require any special kind of records. However, the business you are in affects the type of records...

The mysterious “other” when we address business expense! Some tax deductions are not mentioned by name on a tax form but can still be quite valuable to a taxpayer. If you own a trade or business, you can deduct a number of expenses under the broad...

In a tax emergency, would you be ready? Well– good tax records not only help you prepare your tax return. They also help you answer questions if your return is selected for examination or prepare a response if you are billed for additional tax. Fortunately, you...

If you plan to run your small business out of your home you may be temped to “write-off” many of your household expenses. But how do you know what is deductible and what is not? Generally, expenses related to the rent, purchase, maintenance and repair of...

When it comes to quotes about taxes, everyone has an opinion. These quotes about taxes reflect the opinions of their authors; their inclusion here is not an official endorsement of the sentiments expressed. "Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.'' — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.,...