If you use your home for business, you may deduct expenses for the business use portion of your home. If you qualify, you can claim the deduction whether you rent or own your place. You may use either the (a) Regular method or (b) Simplified method to determine such deduction. Here are six tips (modified […]
How much can I contribute to my SEP? The contributions (cash only, no other property) you make to each employee’s SEP-IRA each year cannot exceed the lesser of: a) 25% of compensation, or b) $53,000 for 2015. Compensation up to $265,000 in 2015. How much can I contribute if I’m self-employed? The same limits on […]
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires ALEs to file information reporting returns with the IRS and employees. ALEs are generally those employers with 50 or more full-time (FT) employees, including FT equivalent employees in the preceding calendar year. The substantial majority of employers are not ALEs, and are not subject to this health care tax provision. However, […]
If you are a U.S. citizen or a Green Card Holder of the United States and live in Iran, you are taxed on your worldwide Income regardless where you earned it. In addition, you are subject to all the US international tax laws including Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR), http://www.zflegal.com/services/report-of-foreign-bank-and-financial-accounts-fbar., Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), see http://www.zflegal.com/services/foreign-account-tax-compliance-act-fatca and other […]
Taxpayers often change their job in the summer. If you look for a job in the same line of work, you may take a tax deduction for some of your job search costs. Here are some key tax facts you should know about looking for a new job: Same Job. Your expenses must be for looking […]
Each year the IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers. Although some people may feel anxious when they receive one, many are easy to resolve. Here’s what to do if you receive a letter or notice from the IRS: 1. Don’t panic. Follow the instructions in the letter. 2. There are many reasons the IRS […]
Publication 5093, Healthcare Law Online Resources, lists ACA resources from the IRS, the Departments of Health & Human Services and Labor, and the Small Business Administration. IRS.gov and HealthCare.gov also have new ACA webpages.
Adoption can create new families or expand existing ones. The expenses of adopting a child may also lower your federal tax. If you recently adopted or attempted to adopt a child, you may be eligible for a tax credit. You may also be eligible to exclude some of your income from tax. Here are ten […]