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2910, 2019

Schedule B Basics

By |October 29th, 2019|Tax|

Schedule B-Interest and Ordinary Dividends Schedule B is an attachment to your Form 1040 that calculates your interest and ordinary dividends to see if you will owe taxes on your earnings. In this article, we will go over the basic Schedule B requirements and filing information to help you determine if you need to utilize one. The Basics Schedule B reports any interest or dividends you earn during the tax year. The Schedule has [...]

1309, 2019

Minimum Income Tax Filing Requirements

By |September 13th, 2019|Tax|

Minimum Income Tax Filing Requirements Depending on your situation, you may or may not be required to file income taxes. If your income is less than the standard deduction you are not required to file an income tax return. For single filers, this amount is $12,000, if you are married filing jointly this amount is $24,000. However, even if your income falls under this amount there may still be some situations when you may [...]

208, 2019

Cryptocurrency Taxation

By |August 2nd, 2019|Tax|

Cryptocurrency Taxation Cryptocurrency taxation has come to the forefront of headlines due to a recent IRS announcement. The IRS is sending out 10,000 letters to taxpayers who did not report cryptocurrency income or gave incorrect reports. This leads many to question, what is involved in cryptocurrency taxation? IRS Notice 2014-21 The IRS addressed cryptocurrency taxation in Notice 2014-21. In this notice, the IRS states that the tax rules that apply to other types of property [...]

2606, 2019

Estate Tax

By |June 26th, 2019|Tax|

Estate Tax Estate tax is an often-misunderstood form of taxation. In this article, we will try and clear it up. We will go over the basics of what estate tax is and how it works with inheritance and gift tax. Estate Tax Basics Estate tax is a tax on the portion of a deceased person’s estate that exceeds a set amount. This amount changes each year. In 2019 the estate tax limit is $11.4 million [...]

2405, 2019

Understanding Schedule A

By |May 24th, 2019|Tax|

Schedule A Schedule A is an attachment to Form 1040 for reporting income. It allows you to claim deductions to lower your tax liability. In this article, we will go over how Schedule A works and what you can deduct with it. The Basics Schedule A is an optional tax form. There are two types of deductions you can take-standard and itemized. The standard deduction is a set amount the IRS allows you to take [...]

1204, 2019

Minimize Taxation on Social Security Income

By |April 12th, 2019|Tax|

Minimize Taxation on Social Security Income Many retirees find out the hard way that social security income is taxable. But there are ways that you can minimize taxation on social security income. In this article, we will go over 5 ways to minimize such taxation. Keep Income Below Thresholds Social security income only becomes taxable if your income goes over certain thresholds. The calculation of income is the total of your adjusted gross income, [...]