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Deducting Moving Expenses

One of the most common reasons for packing up and making a move is for career purposes. Moving and career changes are also both typically found in psychological studies to be among the most stressful of life events. But don’t … read more

Establishing that Debt is Bona Fide Debt

Recently, there have been a number of cases disallowing bad debt deductions, particularly for loans to shareholders and related parties. If a related party loan becomes worthless, it is treated no differently from a debt to an unrelated party. Of … read more

Deducting Job Hunting Expenses

If you’ve found yourself making career changes this year, you may be able to deduct some of the job hunting expenses that you incurred on your next tax return. Deductible job search costs can include: Resumé costs – any expenses … read more

Understanding Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses

Oftentimes employees will be asked to pay for job-related expenses out of pocket. Some companies have a reimbursement plan where the employee will submit an expense report with all necessary documentation (receipts, mileage log, etc.) and will receive a check … read more

New Forms Simplify Streamlined Offshore Compliance Program

The IRS has made several recent changes to their offshore compliance programs in order to assist taxpayers who wish to come into compliance, as well as ease the resulting tax burden. These streamlined filing procedures are designed only for individual … read more

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

Oh, No! Life Changes and Taxes

Life is full of surprises, or as you may have heard – “Life is what happens to you while you are making plans”. But what if these life changes have an impact on your taxes and it is the middle … read more

How to Make Your Tax Payments to the IRS Online

Paying taxes is never fun, but it has just become a little easier since the launch of the new IRS Direct Pay system. The link is found on the IRS website at Direct-Pay. You can use Direct Pay to make … read more

The IRS is NOT Issuing Arrest Warrants

The IRS never contacts you via email. However, they have been known to contact taxpayers on the telephone. And the latest round of scammers are taking that information and using it to their (criminally-inclined) advantage. The latest phone scam has … read more

Dodging the Ice Bucket Challenge for a Charitable Contribution?

Have you been challenged to dump a bucket of ice water on your head? If you have no idea what I am talking about, you must not be on social media, or any Internet sites, and therefore I don’t know … read more


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