Tag: taxes

Expat Tax Q&A: What if I Haven’t Been Filing My U.S. Returns?

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 what to do if you […]

What Freelancers Can Do to Reduce Their Tax Bill

Ed note: Tax planning can be complicated, especially when you work for yourself. It’s always best to talk about your specific situation with a professional to get advice, however, David Ning has a few helpful tips for things you should start thinking about now. Are you a freelancer committed to paying less in taxes? Then […]

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 […]

Earth Day: Save Some Green [INFOGRAPHIC]

Doing what’s right for the environment this Earth Day can also be beneficial for your wallet and your tax return. Of course, it’s good to use generally reduce, reuse and recycle, but if there’s a tax break for it too, we’re here to make sure you take advantage! Click to view larger image Like this infographic? […]

Did You Know: Wacky Tax Deductions

There are a lot of urban legends about things the IRS allows you to deduct. For instance, you cannot pay an arsonist to burn down your business and deduct the payment to them as a “consulting fee.” (Someone actually tried this.) Leer en español. You cannot deduct the cost of an air-conditioned hotel room if […]

Stop Putting Off That Tax Return – How to File ASAP

Few things in life are as dependable as tax day. The April 15 deadline was put into place in 1955 and remains the same today. Sure, there’s been some times where April 15 falls on a weekend or holiday so the actual deadline shifts. But there is a reason the saying “nothing can be certain […]

What are Marketplace Hardship Exemptions, and How to Qualify?

Ed note: If you didn’t have health insurance in 2014, you may be avoiding your tax return in fear of having to pay a penalty. There’s good news, though. You may qualify for an exemption – which means you don’t have to pay the fee. Here’s a closer look at some exemptions that are a […]

How We Spend Tax Refunds

At H&R Block, we love getting our clients their maximum refund. What’s even more exciting is when they use those refunds in awesome ways. How do we know? We ask them, of course! Every client who completes an H&R Block survey is asked what they are doing with their refund. Some of the most common […]

When To File Taxes if You Live Abroad

For those of us living in the U.S. the deadline for filing a tax return is pretty clear. It’s got to be in by April 15 – whether you file the return or file an extension. For U.S. citizens who live or work outside of the country, it can be more complicated. So we created […]

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 […]