Posts Tagged ‘Interest’


How to Pay Your Estimated Taxes

Paying cash

 

Many taxpayers are employees and have their income taxes withheld from their paycheck.  Every April 15th they need to settle up with Uncle Sam and their state tax department.

 

Other taxpayers may not be employees or have taxes withheld from their earnings.  These folks would need to file quarterly estimated taxes. This could include the self-employed, partners in partnerships … Continue reading »


4 Easy Steps to File Your Income Tax Extension

Your 2012 income tax return is due on April 15, 2013. What if you can’t get it done on time? Here are 4 easy steps to file your income tax extension.

 

 

1) Prepare a Tax Projection


8 Reasons You Will Pay More Taxes in 2013…Guaranteed

 

1) Increase in Ordinary Income Tax Rates

The highest ordinary income tax rate is 35%.  This is scheduled to go up to 39.6%

 


3 Reasons to Recognize Capital Gains in 2012

1) The Long-Term Capital Gains Rate is Going Up

Long-term capital gains are for capital assets held longer than a year. Capital assets include stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Collectibles and certain Real Estate are subject to special rules.  The stated rate on long-term capital gains is currently 15%.  If Congress fails to take any action, this will increase to 20%.  The so-called Bush tax cuts reduced the rate on long-term capital gains to 15%.  These tax … Continue reading »


Why The New Medicare Tax May Cost You More Money

Current Medicare Tax

Currently taxpayers pay 1.45% Medicare Tax on their earned income. This is from a W-2 for employees and net-income from self-employed individuals. The employee pays this amount and the employer matches it, therefore they remit 2.9% to the government. A self-employed individual is considered to be both the employer and employee and therefore currently pays 2.9% Medicare Tax.


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