Monthly Archives: August 2016

Alternative Minimum Tax

When looking over your tax return, do you notice an amount on line 45? That amount is because you are subject to the alternative minimum tax. The Alternative Minimum Tax or AMT is an income tax that does not allow some of the tax preferences and deductions that regular tax computation allows. Basically, a punitive tax. When an AMT computation results in a higher tax, the higher tax applies. The additional tax from the Alternative Minimum Tax is added on line 45 of your return. Continue reading

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Are Olympic Champs Taxed?

Have you been following the Olympic Games? It is amazing the skill these athletes have. And, kudos to Michael Phelps for breaking a 2000 year old plus record! If you haven’t heard, the record that Michael Phelps broke is 2,168 years old to be exact. Think of him as breaking records from all the way back to 152BC. Continue reading

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Electric Vehicle Credit

Most people are not aware of the Electric Vehicle Credit. Are you considering the purchase of a new car or light truck, less than 14,000 pounds? Maybe you should consider an electric vehicle for sale. If you do, you may be able to take advantage of a federal income tax credit worth as much as Continue reading

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Employment Lawsuit Won?

So you won an employment lawsuit. What does that mean for your tax return come April? How do the tax laws relate to the tax on money settlements and damage awards? Employment legal actions are complex and can sometimes seem unfair. The following factors help to determine the actual taxation of the award: Continue reading

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No Tax Return Filed? Oh Oh!

You did not file your tax return you say? No tax return filed in years? You are not alone. There are millions of individuals who do not file a tax return each year. Many of them don’t simply because their income is below the filing threshold levels for the year based upon their filing status.

Still others simply procrastinate. They risk giving up their refunds and credits. These credits include earned income tax credits, child tax credits, tuition credits and excess withholding. Mind you, these credits and refunds belong to them. Continue reading

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