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Relieve Me of the Burden of Taxes!
Tired of feeling like the government is taking your last penny? Having trouble making ends meet? There is a solution – provided you are willing to move. While you cannot escape Uncle Sam, there are a number of states that do...
Taxpayers have rights too?
For several years, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson has been arguing for the simplification and codification of taxpayer rights and responsibilities. The idea behind it is that taxpayers will be more likely to voluntarily...
In a recent report, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that there is an estimated $2.3 billion gap between the amount of alimony deductions claimed by taxpayers in 2010 and the corresponding...
The IRS Loves Receipts.... We Suggest You Save...
Hey Dave, If you have a dedicated credit card for your business, can you use the statement as the receipt for your business entertainment, meals, travel, etc.? Lorne Lorne, Logically you would think so, but, generally, a...
What is the “Jock Tax”?
Many folks travel for their careers. Salespeople are real road dogs when it comes to their jobs, as are airline workers and truck drivers. Most of these hard working Americans are usually not flying first-class and staying at...
How Do I Avoid a Penalty for Under Withholding?
Hey Dave, I hate allowing the government an interest free loan so I have always put my money into a savings account and then pay my tax when I file my tax return. But this year I had a penalty for owing too much at the end of...
Can You Claim a Prison Inmate as a Dependent?
Hey Dave, My son was arrested in December of 2012 and spent the entire year of 2013 in jail awaiting trial. During that year I paid his attorney fees, car payments, car insurance, and his per diem charges at the jail plus phone...
Where’s My Tax Refund?
You got your return filed right on time (whew!) and you’ve got a nice big refund coming. You’re making plans to use your refund money for a summer vacation (or a new car purchase), but the funds don’t show up in your bank...
My Ex Claimed My Kid!
Hey Dave, My two children live with my ex-husband. He is the custodial parent but we have joint custody. I pay child support and they come over to my house almost every weekend. We had a verbal agreement to each claim one child...
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