PPACA Compliance and Shared Responsibility for American Expats

Ed note: American expats may not be giving the Affordable Care Act a second thought, but don’t be so quick to dismiss it. If you don’t meet one of several requirements, you may still face a penalty on this – or future – tax returns. With the tax season now in full swing, many expats […]

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. […]

How Can you Pay, if you Owe Back Taxes

Ed note: If you finished preparing your tax return only to discover that you OWE the government a large sum of money you might be upset or worried about how to pay the amount. You need to know that there are options available to you. Mike Slack, from The Tax Institute, explains. Leer en español. The […]

Taxing Police Officer Off-Duty Security Income

Ed note: We are always talking to the Tax Institute about the most common tax questions they get. This one is toward the top of the list. Many law enforcement officers choose to provide security services to private businesses while they are off-duty. The question that often arises is how is this type of income […]

It’s Not Personal, It’s Business! Why You Need Separate Finances

Ed note: Financial management can be a pain when it comes to just your personal accounts. Now imagine mixing up your business expenses with your every day spending. It’s a recipe for a headache, especially at tax time. Here are some of the most important reasons you need to set up separate systems for success. […]

Disappearing Dollars: Claim Your 2011 Refund ASAP

Did you file a tax return for 2011? (It was due April 15, 2012.) Don’t worry; we aren’t here to get you into any trouble. In fact, we just want to help get your money back. Leer en español. The IRS has $1 billion in refunds waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who didn’t […]

Travel Tips for Families

Ed note: It may just now be spring, but I’ve got summer vacation on the brain. If you’re traveling with kids – don’t limit yourself. Here are some stellar ideas for managing a successful family trip. You may even find some time for rest and relaxation! Traveling as a family can be fun and educational. […]

5 errores que debes evitar al preparar tus impuestos [VIDEO]

Estamos a la mitad de esta temporada de impuestos y si todavía eres de los que no ha presentado su declaración de impuestos, Marinés Duarte de EnTusZapatos.com tiene algunos consejos que pueden evitarte futuros dolores de cabeza. Es por eso que Marines ha preparado una lista de los 5 errores que tienes que evitar a […]

5 small actions that will save you up to $200 a month

Editor’s Note: What can you do with an extra $200 a month? I can think of a lot of things. Marinés Duarte has prepared some useful tips that can save you that much or however much you want, without having to sacrifice the things you like most. What’s the secret? It’s easier than you think. Leer […]

Traveling for Business? The Dos and Don’ts of Business Expense Deductions

Ed note: We often hear about the elusive tax-deductible vacation, but it often sounds too good to be true. The good news – a lot of travel is deductible, as long as you’re doing a lot of work while traveling. The Tax Institute is here to explain. Leer en español. When you are traveling away […]