Posts Tagged ‘State Income 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.


The 5 Most Common Itemized Deductions

Mortgage Interest—Many taxpayers can deduct their mortgage interest on their residence.  However, there is a limitation on this.  The interest on a primary residence can only be deducted on up to $1,000,000 mortgage and $100,000 line of credit.  Points paid to secure a mortgage when purchasing a new home are fully deductible.  Points paid on a refinance must be amortized over the life of the loan.


5 Reasons Taxpayers over Age 70 1/2 Should Make a Charitable Donation From Their IRA

In December, 2010 President Obama signed into law the tax bill which extends many of the Bush-Era federal income tax cuts and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. This law has extended the provision that allows some people to make qualified charitable distributions from their IRAs.


How the New Tax Law May Impact You

On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed the tax bill into law after months of negotiations, and to our benefit, this law will be in effect for the next two years.  Enactment of this tax law confirms that individuals at all income levels won’t face an automatic hike in taxes beginning in January 2011.  There are several areas to talk about and some key points to consider now that the holiday season is over and tax season is upon us.


How to Get a Copy of an Old Tax Return

Ever go looking for a copy of an old tax return and can't find it?  This happens frequently.  How?