Q. I turned 70½ last year but I’m still running my company. Do I have to take 401(k) and IRA distributions this year?
Although the employer health insurance mandate doesn’t take effect until 2016 for small-to-medium firms (2015 for large firms), the beat goes on for individuals in 2014. The IRS is issuing new forms for insurers, exchanges and individuals to help enforce the rules for those who are uninsured for more than nine months this year.
The tax law allows you to roll over funds from one traditional IRA to another tax-free. But you can only use this technique once a year. Strategy: Apply the once-a-year limit to all your IRAs.
If you itemized deductions last year, any state income tax refund you received is taxable on your 2013 return. Report it on Line 10, Form 1040.
Was your company forced to downsize its staff the past few years while the economy struggled? Strategy: If your company paid Social Security and Medicare taxes on severance payments to discharged employees, consider filing a protective refund claim before April 15.
The April 15 deadline for filing your 2013 individual federal income tax return is fast approaching. Pay close attention to details. In particular, be prepared to deal with some new twists and turns.
Q. My father passed away in 2013 with all his property going to my mother. Do I have to file an estate tax return?
Latest development: The IRS has launched a pilot program in Florida, Georgia and the District of Columbia where some individual filers can apply for a protected personal identification number.
On Feb. 26, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., released his long-awaited draft of new tax reform legislation.
Ty Warner, founder of the Beanie Babies, was found to have evaded taxes of more than $3.3 million by hiding funds in foreign accounts.