Tax Nitty Gritty

exclusions
Apr 15th, 2014

Tax Tips for Taxpayers Living Abroad

Ed note: Filing your taxes often comes down to a series of important choices – filing jointly or separately? Claiming the standard deduction or itemizing? It’s no different for expatriate Americans, but the choices vary significantly from current residents. Evan White breaks down one of the key choices each expat filer will have to consider. […]

credits
Apr 12th, 2014

Three Days Left: Tax Terminology Explained

Note: Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only three days away! Here are three last minute tips to help you file your return as accurately as possible.  There are a few important terms that get thrown around cavalierly at tax time. And, truth be told, they actually sound really similar. So […]

Certified Acceptance Agents
Apr 7th, 2014

Applying for an ITIN Number: Get Support from a CAA

Ed note: The Individual Taxpayer Identification Number is an important tool for many people. It allows those without Social Security numbers to file or to be claimed as dependents. However, the process can be arduous. Here are a few ways Certified Acceptance Agents at H&R Block can help. Leer en español.  You know you need an […]

deadline
Mar 24th, 2014

Procrastinators Rejoice! File an Extension Now

Ed note: If you dread each day that brings April 15 closer, or if you have completely forgotten about filing taxes this year, then you probably need to read this very valuable advice from attorney Anna Sandall. Leer en español. If last year you found yourself in a mad dash to the post office on April […]

child
Mar 18th, 2014

How to decide whether to claim yourself?

Ed note: You may feel like an independent adult, but in the eyes of an IRS you could still be your parent’s dependent, and whether or not they claim you can have an effect on your tax return. Learn more from The Tax Institute’s Mike Slack. Leer en español. You: 18-24 years old, working or in […]

employees
Mar 11th, 2014

Tax Forms for Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

Personal tax returns can get a little tricky, but the tax forms for businesses take things to a whole new level of complicated. Business owners may have to consider their partners, shareholders and employees. If you are filing a business return this year, here’s a look at some of the most crucial forms you will […]