Armed Forces Members and Tax Benefits

If you’re a member of the U. S. Armed Forces, likely the last thing on your mind is taxes. Be aware though, there are many special tax benefits available to members of the armed forces. Following are six of those … read more

Tax Return Fraud Soars

Tax fraud went up 181% for the 2010 filing season, according to the IRS. This large increase in fraud is due to two primary causes: the first is a bad economy, and the second is a push-and-pull from both sides … read more

NOL Carrybacks – Re-Computation Rules

Considering the economic conditions as of late, many taxpayers have found themselves incurring economic losses.  These economic losses have translated into taxable losses which as a general rule can be carried back to offset taxable income from up to two … read more

Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately?

Is it more advantageous for married couples to file income tax returns jointly or separately?  Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as it may sound.  When filing separately, some credits and deductions are not allowed.  These include earned income … read more

Reasonable Cause for Late Filing of Partnership Income Tax Returns

I have previously blogged about the penalties the IRS will impose on late filing Partnership income tax returns. To refresh your memory, the late filing penalty for a 2009 Partnership return is $89 for each month the return is late … read more


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