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Repaying the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit
Homeowners who originally claimed the first-time homebuyer tax credit in 2008 repay this credit back to the IRS over 15 years.

Tax Deduction for Mortgage Insurance Premiums
Mortgage insurance premiums are still tax deductible through the end of 2016 for some home acquisition debts.

Retirement Savings Contribution Tax Credit
If you contribute to a retirement plan, you may qualify for the Retirement Savings Tax Credit. How to fill out IRS Form 8880.

How to Utilize the Standard Tax Deduction
Taxpayers can opt to take a standard deduction. How much of one that you qualify for depends on your filing status, age, and whether you are blind.

Student Loan Interest Tax Deduction
You can claim up to $2,500 of student loan interest you paid as an above-the-line tax deduction on Form 1040.

Traditional IRA Contribution and Deduction Limitations
Savings contributed to traditional individual retirement accounts (IRA) are potentially tax deductible. Updated for 2016 contribution limits.

Overview of the Tuition and Fees Deduction
Americans can deduct the cost of college tuition for themselves, their spouses, and their dependents with the Tuition and Fees Deduction. This deduction is available for tax years 2015 and 2016 under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015.

Deduction for Repairs and Maintenance Expenses
The IRS increased the threshold for deducting repairs and maintenance expenses under the safe harbor election from $500 to $2,500. This article provides an overview of how to deduct repairs for businesses and property owners.

Claiming Home Mortgage Interest as a Tax Deduction
Mortgage interest is a tax-deductible expense. Mortgage interest is reported on Form 1040, Schedule A along with other itemized deductions.

Adjustments to Income - Federal Tax Deductions
Various tax deductions known as

Community Property Deductions for Spouses Filing Separately
Married couples who file separate federal tax returns need to identify community income and community deductions so they will know how much each spouse should report on a separately filed tax return.

Community Property Rules for Federal Tax Returns
Married persons who are filing separate tax returns may need to compute their income and deductions using the community property rules of their state.

State and Local Income Tax Deduction
Individuals can deduct their state and local income taxes if they take the itemized deduction.

Personal Property Tax Deductions
Individuals can make personal property tax deductions by listing them as an itemized deductions on their federal tax return under certain criteria.

Property Tax Deduction Strategies
Individuals can deduct the cost of property tax as an itemized deduction on their federal tax return.

Investment Interest Expense Deduction and Form 4952
Investors who borrow money to invest may be able to deduct interest paid on the loan. Learn more about interest expense deduction and form 4952.

Getting the Tax Preparation Fees Deduction
Individuals can potentially get a tax preparation fees deduction by listing it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A of the tax return.

Unreimbursed Employee Expenses for Businesses
Can you write off unreimbursed employee expenses? Things like cell phones and business travel are all tax-deductible. With two exceptions.

Home Office Tax Deductions
Learn what qualifies as a home office, how to deduct it, and which expenses to track.

Canceled Debt & Mortgage Forgiveness
Anytime a lender cancels, or forgives, your debt, that is considered income to the debtor. Canceled debt on a main home may be tax-free through the year 2016, providing welcome tax relief to people who have lost their homes through foreclosure.

How Dividends Are Taxed and Reported on Tax Returns
Dividends generated by investments in stocks and mutual funds are taxable income. Sometimes they are taxed at ordinary tax rates, and sometimes at the lower capital gains tax rates. Find out when you need to fill out Schedule B, and how to get information from Form 1099-DIV to Form 1040.

2010 US Federal Income Tax Rates
Federal income tax rates and brackets on personal income for tax year 2010.

Maryland Earned Income Tax Credit - Maryland's Version of the EITC
Details on the Maryland earned income tax credit. Maryland has their own version of the earned income tax credit (EITC) that can reduce Maryland state income taxes for lower income individuals and families.

The Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit
Most states' earned income credits mirror the terms of the federal credit, but Virginia sets its own rules.

How to E-File Federal and State Tax Return Together
With Federal/State E-file taxpayers can e-file their federal and state tax returns simultaneously through the IRS. Save time this year.

2013 U.S. Federal Income Tax Rates
Federal income tax rates and some other tax rules changed in 2013. Do you know how does this affect you at tax time?

Reporting Gambling Income on Federal Income Taxes
Income from gambling, wagers and bets are included as income subject to the federal income tax. Lost bets could be deducted as gambling losses.

Same-Sex Couples and Filing State Tax Returns
How gay and lesbian couples file their state tax returns depends on whether they are married and whether the state they live in recognizes same-sex marriage.

Social Security Benefits: Tax Treatment and Withholding
Social Security benefits are subject to the federal income. The amount of benefits that are included in taxable income depends on total income from all sources. Discusses how to calculate the taxable portion of benefits and how to request withholding.

How Interest Is Taxed and Reported on Your Tax Return
Bank interest, money market funds, and tax-exempt bonds are reported on your tax return. Find out how to report your interest income on Form 1040.

Reporting Other Income on Form 1040 Line 21
The IRS taxes income sources such as prizes, cash earnings and jury duty fees. You must report these other sources of income on line 21 of your 1040.

Reporting Taxable Refunds on Form 1040
Refunds of state and local taxes are sometimes included as taxable income on a federal return. Learn how to report this income on Form 1040.

Tax-Sheltered Retirement Savings Plans
You can save for retirement using a number of tax-deferred or tax-free retirement plans.

Tax Consequences of Early Distributions of 401(k)Funds
If you withdraw money from a traditional individual retirement account, you may be subject to an early distribution penalty of 10%. There are exceptions.

Understanding Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
There are various types of individual retirement accounts available: traditional IRAs, non-deductible traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs and SIMPLE IRAs. Updated for the contribution limits for year 2016.

Handling Losses - Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
Investments sometimes lose value. Here's an overview of how IRA losses are handled for tax purposes, and some tips for making the most of an IRA loss.

Does converting to a Roth IRA make sense?
Situations in which converting to a Roth IRA makes sense, and tips tips on the one rollover per year rule, and how to report a Roth conversions. Page 3.

The Tax Cost of Converting to a Roth
Tips for calculating the tax impact of converting to a Roth IRA. Page 2.

Converting from a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA
If you have been saving for retirement in a traditional IRA, you are eligible to convert some or all of your traditional IRA funds into a Roth IRA.

Figuring Out How Much to Convert to a Roth IRA
Figuring out how much you can afford to convert involves crunching the numbers on the tax cost of a Roth conversion. In general, I am a fan of spreading out tax costs over multiple years. However I do see the mathematical appeal of converting all IRA funds at once in order to take advantage of the tax-free status of Roth IRAs. Here's some tips to aide you in optimizing how much of a traditional IRA to convert to a Roth IRA. Page 4.

Reporting Community Property Income on Federal Taxes
Spouses living in community property states will need to follow state law to determine how much income to include on each separate federal tax return.

Tax Treatment of Self-Employment Income
Self-employed persons incur 3 federal taxes on their earnings: federal income, Social Security, and Medicare. Learn about self employment income.

Tax on Wages and Salary Income
Wage and salary are taxed partly to the employee and partly to the employer. There are at least four federal-imposed taxes on wages and salary income.

How to Pay Off Tax Debts With the IRS
Learn what your options are for reducing and paying off your tax debts.

Types of Installment Agreements for Federal Tax Debts
There's four different types of installment agreements offered by the IRS. The important thing is knowing which installment agreement you qualify for.

Business Entities - Definition for Tax Purposes
Definition of Business Entities: Groups of people organized for some profitable or charitable purpose.

Tax Treatment of Capital Losses
An overview of capital losses from a tax perspective. Defines what a capital loss is. Explains how they interact with capital gains. And summarizes the general rules that apply to capital losses. With examples.

Community Property Laws by States
In some community property states, married persons are considered to own their property, assets, and income jointly.

What to Do If You Get an IRS Form W-9 to Fill Out
Form W-9 is a request for your personal information as a taxpayer. Find out why it is required, how to fill it out, and when you shouldn't.

Roth Individual Retirement Accounts
Roth individual retirement accounts provide potentially tax-free savings and distributions. For 2015, up to $5,500 can be contributed to a Roth IRA.

Section 457 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits
Employees who have access to a 457 plan through their employer can contribute up to $18,000 as an elective salary deferral.

Individual Retirement Accounts for Americans Working Abroad
Americans working in foreign countries may able to set money aside in a IRA. However, there are some technical rules that call for close scrutiny.

What Is IRS Tax Form 5498?
Did you get a tax document in the mail this week? It's May, and that's when banks and other financial institutions send out Form 5498 to report information about types of tax-preferred savings accounts.

Tax Tips for Capital Gains and Losses
Find critical definitions and tax rates for capital gains and losses. Plus tax tips for 2014.

Tax Planning When Selling Gift Property
Transfers of property given before the original owner dies is called a gift. Recipients of gift property have different tax consequences.

Tax Planning Tips for Depreciation Recapture
Some assets can be depreciated for tax purposes. Find out how recapturing that depreciation can affect you at tax time and what you can do about it.

Enrolled Agent (EA) - Glossary of Tax Terms
A tax professional who has an

What's a Refundable Tax Credit?
A refundable tax credit is a tax credit that is treated as a payment. Learn about refundable tax credits and the difference from nonrefundable tax.

Reporting Capital Gains and Losses with IRS Form 8949
Taxpayers will use new IRS Form 8949 along with Schedule D to report income from the sale of stock, bonds, mutual funds, and other investments.

Covered Securities for Income Tax Reporting
A covered security is any investment security for which a broker is required to report the cost of the investment to the Internal Revenue Service.

Calculate Tax Balance Due on Form 1040
Learn how to figure your tax refund or tax balance due on IRS Form 1040 lines 72 through 76, plus tips on getting your refund safely and quickly.

Preparing Standard or Itemized Deductions for Your 1040
Take the larger of your standard or itemized deductions, but understand the rules first. Not all itemized deductions can be taken at 100 percent.

How to File a Federal Tax Return Extension
Need more time to file a tax return with the IRS? If so, an extension can be filed. Doing so will extend the filing deadline to October.

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate Tips
Filling out Form W-4 is one of the first things you do when you start a new job. You also fill out a new W-4 if your financial situation has changed and you want to adjust your withholding.

Getting Ready - How to Get Your 1040 Prepared
Wondering how to get your 1040 prepared? Fortunately, there's some tricks to making tax time a little less frustrating. Get prepped with these tips.

Reporting Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts
You may need to fill out FinCEN Form 114 every year if you own, or have an interest in, any foreign bank accounts.

Laws Governing TD F 90-22.1 - Tax Planning
Every US citizen or resident alien, partnership, corporation, estate, or trust must file TD F 90-22.1 to report foreign bank and financial accounts. Page 2.

Marginal and Income Tax Brackets for 2014-2015
The US imposes tax on income using graduated tax rates -- taxes increase as income increases. These were the income tax brackets for 2015 and 2014.

Federal Tax Forms for Current and Previous Years
Here are links to the most common tax forms needed to prepare your income tax returns for current and previous years.

Reporting Foreign Financial Assets on Form 8938
American taxpayers may need to report investments and financial assets held outside the United States to the Internal Revenue Service using Form 8938.

What to Do With Tax Form 1099-A?
You may receive Form 1099-A from your lender when your home is foreclosed on. Find out how it affects your tax return.

IRS Payment Options with a 1040-V Payment Voucher
It's common to owe the IRS once you file your tax return. Find out more about the 1040-V payment voucher and payment options when you owe the IRS.

Deducting Health Insurance on Income Tax Return
Some people can deduct the cost of health insurance on their income tax return. Find out if you're one of them.

Is There a Tax Deduction for Private School?
Private school tuition isn't deductible. But you can still get a tax break with some planning. And you could deduct costs of after-school programs.

Are Expenses When Selling a House Tax-Deductible?
You can include many selling expenses in the cost basis of the house, thereby increasing your adjusted cost basis and decreasing your capital gain.

Offer in Compromise and Your Tax Refund
Dear Tax Guide, My wife and I recently applied for an Offer in Compromise, and we just received a letter from the IRS requesting additional supporting

Early Distributions From an IRA
People may need to tap into their individual retirement account before turning age fifty-nine and a half. Distributing money from an IRA before reaching this age could result in a 10% surtax.

Checking Your Social Security Statement
I received my annual Social Security statement in the mail over the weekend. This is an annual report that the Social Security Administration sends out each

What If Someone Else Claimed Your Child as a Dependent?
Situation at tax time: you file your taxes electronically and the IRS rejects your tax return because someone else already claimed your dependents.

Tax Savings for Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are savings programs to help pay for medical, dental, and childcare expenses. FSAs are set up through your employer.

How to Pay the IRS if You Owe Taxes
Having a balance due on your tax return is never welcome news, so here's some options for paying off your balance to the IRS.

Refund of Social Security and Medicare Taxes
Non-resident may be exempt from Social Security and Medicare taxes and may be able to claim a Social Security tax refund.

Filing as Qualifying Widow/Widower With Dependent Child
For those who have suffered the loss of a spouse, there is a special filing status designed to ease the financial burden called qualifying widower.

Single Filing Status on Your Tax Return
You can claim the single filing status on your tax return if you are unmarried on the last day of the year, and don't qualify for a different status.

When Do You Need a Tax Attorney?
Tax attorneys are best for handling complex tax issues such as estate planning, international business, or going to Tax Court.

Reporting Business Income or Loss on Form 1040
How to report business income from self-employment on Form 1040, which includes what counts as business income, and reporting business expenses.

Directory of Tax Resources
A collection of resources for digging deeper into taxes.

Bitcoin: A Visual Walk-Through from Wallet to Form 1040
An example of the bitcoin transaction history that shows up when logging into a wallet provider.

Bitcoin: A Visual Walk-Through from Wallet to Form 1040
Example of a spreadsheet for analyzing bitcoin transactions and getting the data ready for the tax return.

Bitcoin: A Visual Walk-Through from Wallet to Form 1040
Example of deducting expenses that were paid for using bitcoin.

Bitcoin: A Visual Walk-Through from Wallet to Form 1040
Example of reporting bitcoin dispositions on Form 8949

Bitcoin: A Visual Walk-Through from Wallet to Form 1040
Example of reporting bitcoin gain or loss on Schedule D.

Bitcoin: A Visual Walk-Through from Wallet to Form 1040
Example of reporting net bitcoin gain or loss on Form 1040.

Bitcoin: A Visual Walk-Through from Wallet to Form 1040
An example of the transaction-level detail for a bitcoin transaction.

An Overview of the Internal Revenue Service
Information about how the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) agency functions and resources you may need to deal with the I.R.S.

Quick, Easy Ways to File a Tax Extension With the IRS
Need extra time to file your tax return? Here are eight quick and easy ways you can file an extension in under fifteen minutes.

An Overview of the Internal Revenue Service
Information about how the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) agency functions and resources you may need to deal with the I.R.S.

Tax Preparation Software Program Reviews
Find brief, objective evaluations of tax preparation software, based on our testing and rating method.

Tax Preparation Software Program Reviews
Find brief, objective evaluations of tax preparation software, based on our testing and rating method.

Books About Tax Preparation and Tax Planning
Check out these reviews of the best tax books available to find one that will guide you through preparation of your return and your unique concerns.

Reviews of 1040NOW and Free Tax Software
Individuals may be eligible to prepare a federal tax return at no cost using Web-based free tax software, like 1040NOW and H&R Block Free File.

Reviews of 1040NOW and Free Tax Software
Individuals may be eligible to prepare a federal tax return at no cost using Web-based free tax software, like 1040NOW and H&R Block Free File.

How to Report 1099 Data on Your Tax Return
Form 1099 is used to report a wide variety of taxable income, such as interest, dividends, stock sales, and self-employment income.

Resources for Non-Profits Filing IRS Form 990
Non-profit organizations are required to file Form 990 with the IRS to report donations, expenses, and income earned from for-profit businesses.

Is There a Mileage Deduction for Commuting to Work?
Commuting to and from work isn't usually tax-deductible. But work-related mileage could be an exception.

States that Delay Tax Refunds
Three states are slowing down how quickly they issue tax refunds to verify the refunds are being properly issued to the right person.

Check the Status of Your Federal or State Tax Refund
Wondering where your federal or state tax refund is? It's easy to check the status of a tax refund using tools from the IRS and state tax agencies.

Sales Tax Holidays in 2015
Seventeen states are offering sales tax holidays this year. From October 2nd to 5th, no sales tax will be charged on purchases of EnergyStar and WaterSense products in the state of Georgia. List of sales tax holidays in each state for the year 2015.

Sales Tax Holidays in 2015
Seventeen states are offering sales tax holidays this year. From October 2nd to 5th, no sales tax will be charged on purchases of EnergyStar and WaterSense products in the state of Georgia. List of sales tax holidays in each state for the year 2015.

Tax-Related Financial Technologies Presented at Finovate Spring 2015
I was on the hunt for tax-related technology. I found ten emerging technologies that caught my attention. Here's my recap.

Tax Reference Books for Practitioners and Professionals
Find top picks for the best tax reference publications for tax professionals.

How to Send Payments to the IRS
Need to pay the IRS and looking for some options? The Internal Revenue Service makes it really easy to send them money. Learn more.

Line 16 of Form 1040: Pensions and Annuities
Income received from pension plans and annuities gets reported on Line 16 of Form 1040. This page will show you how to do it.

Capital Gains Calculations Worksheet
Learn to build a worksheet to calculate capital gains. See how the math works and how to organize your investment data for tax purposes.

Tax Treatment of Car Rental Income in the United States
Car rental income is taxable, and the car owner can also deduct expenses related to the rental activity. This in-depth article covers the basics then digs into technical details.

Understand the Massachusetts Health Insurance Penalty
The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law imposes penalties for lack of insurance just like the Affordable Care Act. Find out who must pay and who's exempt.

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Practice Management
Learn how to manage your tax practice more effectively.

Other Types of Income
Articles relating to how state tax refunds, canceled debts, gambling winnings, alimony, unemployment benefits and other types of income are taxed in the United States of America.

Capital Gains Tax Guide - Helpful Tax Information for Investors
Helpful capital gains tax tips and information for investors, homeowners, and business entrepreneurs. Learn about capital gains, accounting for investment transactions, managing capital losses, and smart tax strategies to keep your capital gains tax at a minimum.

Gains and Losses
Articles relating to how gains and losses are taxed in the United States of America.

Investment Income
Articles relating to how income from investments are taxed in the United States of America.

Retirement Income
Articles relating to how income from retirement plans are taxed in the United States of America.

Self-Employment Income
Articles relating to how self-employment income is taxed.

Wage Income
Articles relating to how wages, salary and other forms of compensation paid to employees are taxed in the United States of America.

Protecting Yourself from Fake IRS Emails
The IRS never sends out emails to taxpayers. Learn how to protect yourself from scam e-mails, often called phishing, by recognizing what's unofficial.

Where to Mail Tax Documents to the IRS
The Internal Revenue Service has different addresses for different types of documents being mailed. Read this to discover where to mail what.

Free Tax Preparation & Tax Problem Resolution Services
A variety of non-profits, universities and the IRS provides tax preparation assistance and tax problem resolution services to the public for free.

IRS Launches Contest to Design Futuristic Online Service
The Internal Revenue Service is launching its first-ever Tax Design Challenge to solicit visual designs for a new online experience where taxpayers can find and use their tax data.

Filing Late Tax Returns
It's never too late to file back taxes. Learn about the tax laws for filing late tax returns, how to dig up missing tax documents, and how to handle IRS penalties and interest.

2004 Tax Preparation: Instructions, Forms, and Software
Resources to help you prepare and file your 2004 tax return. Easy line-by-line instructions, tax tips, and links to tax resources.

2005 Tax Preparation: Instructions, Forms, and Software
Resources to help you prepare and file your 2005 tax return. Easy line-by-line instructions, tax tips, and objective reviews of tax prep software.

2006 Tax Preparation: Instructions, Forms, and Software
Resources to help you prepare and file your 2006 tax return. Easy line-by-line instructions, tax tips, and links to tax resources.

2007 Tax Preparation: Instructions, Forms, and Software
Resources to help you prepare and file your 2006 tax return. Easy line-by-line instructions, tax tips, and links to tax resources.

2008 Tax Information: Tax Figures, Software, and Updates
Resources to help you prepare and file your 2008 federal income tax return. Find facts and figures to help you plan ahead for the 2008 tax year.

2009 Tax Information: Tax Figures, Software, and Updates
Resources to help you prepare and file your 2009 federal income tax return. Find facts and figures to help you plan ahead for the 2009 tax year.

IRS Offer in Compromise - Settle Tax Debts for Less that What You Owe the IRS
An IRS Offer in Compromise is a formal way to pay off your tax debts for less than what you owe. Find out if you qualify to settle your tax debt with the IRS.

Pay Off IRS Tax Debts - Negotiating, Reducing, or Paying Tax Debts
Tax debt can be stressful to deal with. Here's some helpful tips on setting up payment plans, requesting affordable installment agreements, reducing your tax debts through an Offer in Compromise, or discharging your tax debts through bankruptcy.

Tax Relief - Liens, Levies, Audits, Offer in Compromise, Installment Agreements
Living in tax hell? Find tax relief from IRS collections and audits. Essential information about IRS liens, levies, payment plans, and examinations. Also, learn how to request an installment agreement, prepare an Offer in Compromise, file your back taxes, and pay off your tax debts.

Bankruptcy and Taxes - Discharging IRS Tax Debts in Chapter 7 and 13
Some taxes can be discharged through filing for bankruptcy protection. Learn how tax debts are treated in bankruptcy petitions.

Tax Book Reviews
Get reviews of popular tax preparation and tax planning books, and top picks of the best books for your needs. From the About.com Guide to Tax Planning.

Tax Preparation Software
Reviews of consumer software for preparing and filing income tax returns.

Amounts Received by Wrongfully Incarcerated Individuals Exempt from Tax
If you were wrongfully imprisoned, and later found not guilty, you may be due a refund from the IRS. A new tax law excludes from income amounts received by wrongfully incarcerated individuals.

Employee Stock Purchase Plans
Employee stock purchase plans (ESPP) are a type of fringe benefit plan set up by companies for their employees. Under an ESPP, employees can set aside after-tax dollars to invest in their employer's stock, often buying the stock at a discount off its market price. We measure two different holding periods in order to determine the tax treatment when selling stock bought through an ESPP.

83(b) Election: What You Get and What You Give Up
When a person receives restricted stock, the person can choose to include the value of the stock in his or her income for the year (less any amount paid for the stock). Find out when it makes sense to make this 83(b) election.

Record Keeping Tips for Charitable Contributions
Keeping good records of your contributions to charity can help protect your tax deductions against an IRS audit. Taxpayers are required to retain written receipts for donations over $250. Page 2.

Modified Adjusted Gross Income
Modified adjusted gross income is a tax concept. Modified adjusted gross income is defined for each of the 10 tax breaks to which it applies.

Moving? How to Tell the IRS about a Change of Address
Taxpayers whose addressed has changed should notify the Internal Revenue Service and any state tax agencies of their new address.

Turning Experience into Knowledge: After-Action Reviews
As tax professionals, we are committed to learning and keeping ourselves up to date. There's another source of learning apart from reading magazines and Web sites: our own experience. Ron Baker shares a best practice for reflecting on our projects and documenting our professional expertise.

An Overview of Taxes in New York City
A guide to taxes individuals pay in New York City including income tax, property tax, sales tax rates, and other taxes.

Citizens of Other Countries are Being Penalized for Not Filing US Tax Returns
People living overseas, who are unaware of their American citizenship, are being taxed on their foreign income and penalized for not filing tax returns and foreign bank account reports in the United States. Tax attorney Virginia La Torre Jeker shares her in-depth knowledge of what's happening with these Accidental Americans.

IRS Data Breach: Hackers Gain Access Through 'Get Transcript' Web App
Unauthorized third parties gained access to more than 100,000 tax records through the

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Tax Reform and Tax Policy Issues
A collection of resources for understanding debates over tax reform and tax policies in the United States of America.

Treasury Regulations
A directory of information resources for finding the full text of the Treasury Department's Income Tax Regulations.

Tax Blogs - Tax News and Commentary
Find the best tax news and commentary blogs covering the world of taxes and tax law.

Forms / Publications: Essential IRS Tax Forms and Publications
Find essential IRS tax forms and publications. Covers all the tax forms you need to file a Form 1040, plus hard-to-find IRS forms and publications.

Get Tax Help: Solve Your IRS Tax Troubles
Solve your IRS tax troubles with handy guides to surviving an audit, filing back taxes, taking advantage of state tax amnesty programs, and paying off your tax debts.

Tax Software / Books - Reviews of Tax Software and Books
Find tax preparation software and books that are right for you. Objective, unbiased reviews based on thorough product testing.

Individual Tax Provisions Expiring at the End of 2012
List of individual income tax provisions that expire at the end of the year 2012.

Tax Time Poll: What do you fear/loathe the most?
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Tax Time Poll: Which well-known tax offenders is themost notorious?
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Ask a Tax Question - Get Answers to Taxing Questions onAbout.com
Ask a tax question and get fast, simple, and easy-to-understand answers.

Plan for the Future: Tax Planning Tips
Plan for the future and save taxes at the same time. Solid tax planning strategies to help you save for retirement, start a business, buy a house, or raise a family.

Avoiding Tax Scams - About.com
Protect yourself against illegal tax schemes and email scams. Including what to do if you are contacted about your taxes b email.

Tax Questions: Tax Question of the Day and Ask a Tax Question Archive
Browse through an archive of Tax Questions of the Day, and find answers to taxing questions submitted by readers.

Tax Credits and Deductions
Lower your tax bill by taking advantage of deductions and tax credits. Tips for preparing your taxes.

QuickBooks Reviews, Tips, and Helpful Resources for Quickbooks
Reviews, tips, and information for Quickbooks accounting software.

Tax Filing Basics
Basic information about filing tax returns in the United States of America. Includes topics such as filing status, dependents, withholding, filing a tax return, paying taxes, and receiving tax refunds.

All About Tax Shelters
Some tax shelters are good. Others are illegal. Protect yourself by knowing the difference.

Microsoft Office Accounting Professional Software Review
Microsoft Office Accounting Professional is a decent accounting software program for small businesses. Featuring tight integration with other Microsoft Office applications, Office Accounting is a good choice for small and home-based businesses needing double-entry bookkeeping software.

Microsoft Small Business Accounting 2006 Software Review
Microsoft Small Business Accounting 2006 is a decent accounting software program for small businesses. But it has a long way to go before becoming a reliable accounting package like Peachtree or Quickbooks.

Peachtree Accounting 2008 Software Review
Peachtree Accounting 2008 is a powerful accounting software program for small- and medium-sized businesses. The 2008 edition of Peachtree Accounting is utilizes the same re-designed and easier to use interface as the 2007 version.

Form 1040 Line 26 Student Loan Interest
You can claim up to $2,500 of student loan interest you paid in 2004 as an above-the-line tax deduction on Form 1040 line 26.

Form 1040 Line 31 Self-Employment Health Insurance
You can deduct the full cost of health insurance you purchase for yourself, your spouse, and/or your dependents. You must be self-employed, and you must not be eligible to participate in a group health plan.

Gleim Enrolled Agent Review Books & Software
The Gleim EA Review is a set of books and software to help you study for the IRS Special Enrollment Examination.

State by State: Find Tax Information Resources for All 50 States
Find tax resources to help you prepare and plan your taxes for all fifty states. Profiles of every state in the union, plus links to state tax agencies, tax forms, and essential books and electronic resources.

Income - Types of Taxable and Non-Taxable Income
All income is presumed to be taxable, but America's tax laws provide that income is taxed in a variety of ways. Wages for example are subject to several different types of tax rates. Dividends and capital gains may be taxed at a lower rate, and some income might be partially taxable or even non-taxable.

Alabama Department of Revenue
Overview of individual income taxes in the state of Alabama. Taxes in Alabama are administered by the Department of Revenue. Alabama's tax rates range from 2 percent to 5 percent. Find links to tax forms, publications, and mailing addresses.