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IRS Sees Millions of Tax Returns Last Days of Tax Filing Season

A recent update from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) states that IRS has received about 135.6 million returns for the current year following the late surge of tax filings during the end of April. It is reported that after the mid of April 2018, IRS received more than 17 million tax returns and importantly the majority of the tax filing, 13.6 million returns came through electronically. On the whole, IRS received about 135.6 million tax returns through...

Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Third Quarter

Last month the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declared that there is no change in the interest rates and it is the same for the calendar quarter, which starts from July 1, 2018. IRS Interest Rates Every year, the Internal Revenue Service announces the interest rates for every quarter of the year. However, few of the taxpayers are not aware of how the interest rates work on their tax payment. What does the interest rate do? When a...

Need to Know About Taxable and Nontaxable Income

A taxpayer can reduce the tax liability when he/she knows what to claim as taxable and nontaxable income. A person can receive income in many forms such as salaries, wages, tips, interests, and commissions. According to accountant Caroline Thompson, “Consider all the income that increases the wealth as taxable”.  Apart from that, there is little left out to be nontaxable. The government lists the items that are not taxable and mentions the circumstances when the items occur...

The Independent Contractors Pros and Cons

There are numerous benefits while you hire the independent contractors ( ICs), but also there are few drawbacks too. Hence, before hiring an independent contractor you need to assess both the pros and cons so that you get a clear understanding before taking a better decision. Pros of Hiring Independent Contractors  There are many advantages of using independent contractors when compared to normal employees. Save More Money Though most of the employers pay their Independent Contractors per...

Use the Right Filing Status to Benefit Student Loan Payments – Etax1098

Taxpayers who recompense their student loan using ICR, IBR or PAYE repayment plan must be little more cautious while filing federal tax returns. Because the filing status of the tax returns you chose will affect your repayment plan. When the taxpayers are married, they must decide whether to file the tax return along with their spouse using the status “married filing jointly” or just to keep the income separate by filing “married and filing separately”. This may...

Tax Credits and Deductions on Back-to-School Education

When you, your partner or a dependent are starting your school or college during the fall, you may save some of the costs at the tax time. And also, you will be able to claim the tax credit on your federal tax return. Check out the important key IRS tips that you are eligible and you must know about that education tax credits.  American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC): The AOTC maximum worth is up to $ 2,500 per...

1099 Reporting Self-employment Business Income and Deductions

IRS 1099 form is for self- employers and contains series of documents which is used for information return. IRS 1099 form consists of various forms which can be used to report an individual’s different types of income received throughout the financial year. This income excludes the salary from your current employer. 1099 tax form is filled and sent by the employer or firm before Jan 31 of every year that pays you. Self-employed individuals who are paid under 1099...

1099 Tax Deductions For Small Employment Businesses

The IRS allows various deductions for small employment businesses when compared to the regular employees. The 1099 deductions are the little complex for the individuals who are filing the tax returns for the first time. In order to clear the doubt regarding the tax deductions and to know more about 1099, lets shed some light on 1099 tax deductions for small employment businesses. Top 10 Tax Expenses for Self Employment Businesses Expenses of car and mileage Among the...

Form 1099-A (Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property)

A lender issues the Form 1099-A, Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property when the lender receives an interest in the property that was on the full or partial satisfaction of the debt, else if the lender got some reason to know more about that the property has been abandoned. Here, the property refers to a real property, tangible personal property, and any intangible property. The Form 1099-A is not for reporting the tangible personal property such as...

Form 1099 Schedule C Business Expenses | Tax Tips

Each penny is important for a common person and that is the main reason why we see numerous Form 1099 tax returns from the independent contractors. Few contractors are losing their dollars every year by failing to track their business expenses. By making note of every expense each year, you can save a lot of money for yourself instead of giving them to the taxes. Schedule C is used to state the profit income or loss from...