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All posts tagged tax basics

Do I have to pay taxes on that?Sometimes things happen that result in income to you, but you don’t know if you have to pay taxes on it in some instances. Do I need to report it on my tax return or not? Here are a few of those items and how they should be treated for taxes.

On Which Income Types Must I Pay Taxes?

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Can I deduct my car?There are a lot of misunderstandings about deducting your car or truck expenses for business, so it’s important to understand how you do this properly without taking too much or too little as a deduction on your tax return.  To this set of frequently asked questions, here are six guidelines on taking mileage and depreciation that you Read more


Charitable contributions and how to get your deduction rightCharitable deductions remain a great way to lower your tax bill while supporting your favorite good cause. There have been a lot of fraudulent charitable contributions reported, however, and the IRS is cracking down on it. As a legitimate charitable contributor, you want to make sure you get the deduction you should. Read more


Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)I have been called out more than one time by clients when I start talking about AMT. Most people do not know what AMT is. In my opinion, that’s how it should be. However, this year you might be forced to become acquainted with AMT, so you should understand what it is and how Read more