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Tax Tips & News: law

Biggest Tax Law Changes For 2014

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The Biggest Tax Changes For 2014

With the upcoming tax season already delayed, and many tax proposals still being debated in a contentious congress, Chad Fisher over at gobanking.com lists the 5 biggest changes for the 2014 tax season taxpayers can expect:

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Automatic Tips To Be Treated As Taxable Wages

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“Gratuity Included” Going Extinct?

We’ve all been out to a restaurant and received a bill where gratuity–usually around 18%–was included in the bill.  This routinely occurs when larger groups dine together.  However, this practice may be going extinct as a change in the tax rules starting January 1st, 2014 will view automatic gratuities as a “service charge”, which opens them up to be taxed as wages.

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Your Portfolio And Upcoming Tax Law Changes

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Make Changes or Stand Pat?

By Christine Benz | Morningstar – Sun, Jul 29, 2012 7:00 AM EDT

A slew of Bush-era tax laws are set to expire at the end of 2012, affecting the tax rates on everything from dividends to capital gains to ordinary income and estates. But a lot remains unsettled, too, particularly given that we’re in the midst of an election year and the direction of tax rates remains a key bone of contention.

Posting in the Portfolio Design/Management forum of Morningstar.com’s...

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Tax Implications Of The Affordable Care Act

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Health Care & Taxes

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is constitutional.  So what does this mean for taxpayers?  A lot.  Almost every taxpayer–whether they currently have or do not have insurance–will be affected; assuming of course that the PPACA remains the law of the land. Below is a list that will impact taxpayers the most:

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IRS Adopts State Domestic-Partner Property Law

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By: Kathleen Pender

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5 New Tax Developments To Consider

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5 Tax Developments For 2013

1. Cell phones. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-240) made it easier for employers to claim income tax deductions for the cost of providing cell phones to employees. Starting with 2010, deductions have been allowed without detailed recordkeeping regarding personal and business use of the cell phones. However, in the wake of the tax law change, a big question remained: How are employer-provided cell phones treated on the employee end?

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