Tax Nitty Gritty

abroad
Apr 21st, 2015

Expat Tax Q&A: Do I Really Have to File?

Ed note: H&R Block Expat Tax Services is a highly specialized team of tax attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents whose singular focus is expat tax preparation for Americans abroad. These tax situations can be very complex, so we are featuring some answers to common questions here. Today’s post focuses on general reporting requirements. Remember that […]

expat
Apr 2nd, 2015

In Love and Tricky Taxes: Filing a Return with a Non-Citizen Spouse [VIDEO]

When two U.S. citizens get married, their tax situation changes. When a U.S. citizen marries a non-citizen, their tax situation gets incredibly complex. Leer en español. If you married a non-citizen, you have to start by determining whether you have a valid marriage for tax purposes. Then, if you have a valid marriage, you must […]

Form 1099-K
Apr 1st, 2015

What is Form 1099-K, and Why Did I Get One?

Ed note: We’ve talked a lot about the brand new 1095-A form that many people are getting this year. However, we’ve also gotten a lot of questions about the 1099-K. This isn’t a new form, but it is one that is showing up in more and more mailboxes as the way we do business changes. […]

citizen
Mar 26th, 2015

When Do Non-Citizens Pay U.S. Taxes? [INFOGRAPHIC]

If someone isn’t a U.S. citizen, they may be classified in three different ways under immigration law: An immigrant A nonimmigrant An undocumented immigrant But when it comes to tax time, the IRS is only concerned about whether they are a resident alien or nonresident alien. Resident aliens are taxed in the same manner as […]

deduction
Mar 21st, 2015

Tax Question, Answered: Trucking Deductions

Ed note: Our experts at the Tax Institute answer questions from clients and other tax professionals all day long during tax season. They were the perfect people to turn to for information on a topic that frequently comes up from our clients on Facebook – what tax benefits exist for truckers? Question: I’m a truck […]

credit card
Mar 17th, 2015

Making the Most of Paying Taxes

Ed note: If you owe back taxes to the federal government, you hopefully know that the IRS offers several options when it comes to paying them. Here, we’ll dig into paying back taxes with a credit card with Jason Steele. It may surprise you to learn that there are some benefits to using this method. […]