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A new client came to us late last summer.
She dropped off a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). It indicated her and her husband owed $267,892 of back taxes, penalties and interest. I don’t know about you, but that’s a lot of money to me.
As we reviewed the paperwork she provided, it quickly became apparent she did not declare the sale of … Continue reading »
Recently a new client came to us. The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") was looking for $262,532 in back taxes. This was from the sale of their home two years ago.
Attorneys that handle real estate closings must report the proceeds on IRS Form 1099-S, Sale of Real Estate Property. There is an exception to this however. If the seller of the real … Continue reading »
Due to the housing market, many homeowners no longer have a gain in their home. A gain is the sales price minus the cost basis. The cost basis is generally the purchase price of the property plus improvements. Improvements would include things like a new roof, new heating system or a deck being added to the home. Unfortunately many people … Continue reading »
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.