If your child will be entering or returning to college this fall, he or she may prefer off-campus housing to living in a dorm. At the same time, you could be looking to acquire real estate property for the investment and tax benefits. Fortunately, there’s a way you can kill two birds with one stone.
The IRS has implemented a new pilot program designed to aid law enforcement in obtaining tax return data to help investigate and prosecute specific cases of identity theft.
As the November elections draw closer, the IRS aims to ramp up its investigations of political campaigning by “social welfare groups” and other nonprofit organizations. It will be carefully eyeballing these entities to ensure they don’t cross the boundaries established by law.
The U.S. Supreme Court has generally upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This means the tax-related provisions in the law will stand, so the tax bill for some taxpayers will increase, starting next year.
Can an IRS agent walk up to your front door if you’ve posted a “No trespassing” sign on the property?
Q. I have to take required minimum distributions from my IRAs. Can I take the RMD for the current tax year from just one of the IRA accounts?
Q. We just found out that our employer didn’t pay its payroll taxes for two years. Am I in trouble with the IRS?
In a move that could lead to significant tax repercussions, Amazon.com began collecting tax on its online sales in Texas on July 1. Amazon now collects sales tax also in Kansas, Kentucky, North Dakota, New York and Washington. Pennsylvania and California will follow in September.
A mass rally recently held in Chicago sparked debate over a transactional tax on the financial community. A coalition of nurses’ unions and other activists gathered together to protest the vast wealth accumulating in securities.
Q. I want to reward a good client with gifts to his staff. Can I give each one a tax-deductible business gift?