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2012 Tax Tips; Vol. 5


IRS: OVER $1 BILLION IN UNCLAIMED REFUNDS

Refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for one million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2008, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2008 must be filed with the IRS no later than Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The IRS estimates… Continue reading

4 TAX TIPS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Unemployment can be stressful enough without having to figure out the tax treatment of the unemployment benefits you receive. Unemployment compensation generally includes, among other forms, state unemployment compensation benefits, but the tax implications depend on the type of program paying the benefits. You must report unemployment compensation on line 19 of Form 1040, line… Continue reading

4 TAX TIPS FOR DIVORCING COUPLES

Many couples in the midst of a divorce will likely be confused about how to file their tax return. Although many splits are sadly not amicable, this is an important time to put aside your differences, sit down with your current or former spouse and cooperate…Just as with every divorce, all tax returns are unique… Continue reading

FREELANCERS MORE LIKELY TO BE AUDITED

By Lou Carlozo This past New Year’s Eve, any impulse I had to ring in 2012 on a high note was drowned out by alarm bells from Uncle Sam. On that day, my wife and I received separate eight-page letters from the Internal Revenue Service informing us that we were being audited for the 2009… Continue reading

 


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