If you missed the April 18th deadline to file your 2010 Tax Return, it’s not too late. While you consider whether it’s worth the hassle to file your late return, here’s some things to keep in mind: PENALTIES AND INTEREST. For every day your tax return is late, filing penalties, payment penalties, and interest will… Continue reading Missed the 2010 Tax Return Filing Deadline?
QUESTION: I Know My Tax Return is Due, but I Cannot Pay the Taxes…Should I Still File on Time? ANSWER: YES, YES, and YES! Even though you will not be able to pay the full amount of your taxes when you file your Income Tax Return, you should still file on time to prevent the… Continue reading Tax Day Countdown Q & A
IRS Letter 525: General 30 Day Letter. This is a notice from the IRS informing you of potential mistakes concerning items on your tax return. These errors may be mathematical or clerical errors in preparing your tax return. This letter is accompanied by a report including the computations of their proposed adjustments. If you agree… Continue reading Common IRS Letters and Notices
With just over a week left before Election Day, I encourage voters to become more acquainted with the candidates and issues they will be confronted with on the ballot. Because most ballot initiatives are written in what resembles either a foreign language or horrific grammatical capabilities, I’ve compiled a brief synopsis of the tax issues… Continue reading Florida Tax Issues for Voters – November 2010 Elections
Lack of congressional action on 2011 income taxes may force the Treasury Department to make unprecedented moves to prevent U.S. workers from seeing large tax increases in their January paychecks. The issue: 2011 tax-withholding tables. Treasury officials usually release the tables, which determine the take-home pay of millions of wage-earners, by mid-November because it takes… Continue reading Will You Pay Higher Taxes in 2011?
Those of you lucky enough to take advantage of the First-Time Hombuyer Tax Credit might be getting a not-so-lucky tax assessment. Somehow the IRS managed to record the wrong purchase date for 73,000+ homebuyers cashing in on the credit. This IRS screw-up could be costly for the unfortunate taxpayers affected. When the First-Time Homebuyer’s Tax… Continue reading IRS Incorrectly Records 73,000+ Purchase Dates for Taxpayers Claiming the First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Although we have yet to see legislation to preempt the reversion of the estate tax to the 2001 rates on January 1, 2011, the media has become inundated with opinions and speculation surrounding such. Most of the talk I find rather boring as a lot of the arguments are merely re-worded sentiment that has been… Continue reading Mickey Mouse, Disney, and the Estate Tax…A Story with a Surprise Ending!
We have all seen the ads for asbestos exposure and “bad” prescription drugs… “have you or someone you know taken the drug Acutane… if so, you may be entitled to cash compensation… call 1800-bad-drug…” So what are the tax consequences of receiving compensation for your damages? Well, it depends… Some damages and settlement proceeds are… Continue reading Asbestos, Acutane, Vioxx, Paxil Settlement? You may need a Tax Attorney!