Posts Tagged ‘Pension’


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 »


3 Reasons I Encouraged My Son to Open a Roth IRA

I recently suggested to my son that he open a Roth IRA.  Here are the 3 reasons why.

 

 1) He’s Young

The Roth IRA offers a huge advantage over a regular IRA. This is particularly so for younger people.  With the IRA you are (generally) allowed a tax deduction for this.  The IRA grows tax deferred. You can begin to take distributions after age 59 1/2 without penalty.  You must begin taking distributions after … 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


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.


How to Pay Estimated Income Taxes and Avoid IRS Penalties

Taxpayers must pay their taxes "as they go."  For many taxpayers, their income taxes are withheld from their paychecks.  For taxpayers that don't have any withholding, they will need to make estimated tax payments.


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