Individual Estimated Tax Payments for 2012 Start Soon

April 24th, 2012

Our tax system is a “pay-as-you-go” system, and if your pre-paid amount is not enough, you become liable for non-deductible interest penalties. To facilitate that concept, the government has provided several means of assisting taxpayers in meeting the “pay-as-you-go” requirement. The primary among these include: Payroll withholding for employees; Pension withholding for retirees; and Estimated […]

Can’t Pay Your Taxes by the April Due Date?

April 17th, 2012

The vast majority of Americans get a tax refund from the IRS each spring, but what if you are one of those who end up owing? The IRS encourages you to pay the full amount of your tax liability on time by imposing significant penalties and interest on late payments if you don’t. So if […]

Tax Filing Deadline Rapidly Approaching

April 10th, 2012

Just a reminder to those who have not yet filed their 2011 tax return that April 17, 2012 is the due date to either file your return and pay any taxes owed, or file for the automatic six-month extension and pay the tax you estimate to be due. Normally the deadline is April 15, but […]

QuickBooks Income Tax Reports And Filtering Options: Target The Right Output

February 28th, 2012

April 15 is getting uncomfortably close. QuickBooks, of course, can’t do your taxes for you. But it helps you lay some of the groundwork. Following up on last month’s column on customizing reports, we’ll look at the program’s tax-related reports and its powerful report-filtering options. But first, you’ll need to make sure that this output […]

It’s Tax Time! Are You Ready?

January 17th, 2012

If you’re like most taxpayers, you find yourself with an ominous stack of “homework” around TAX TIME! Unfortunately, the job of pulling together the records for your tax appointment is never easy, but the effort usually pays off when it comes to the extra tax money you save! When you arrive at your appointment fully […]

Do You Owe the IRS Money?

September 21st, 2011

While the majority of Americans get a tax refund each year, there are many who owe tax and some who can’t pay what they owe all at once. If you find yourself in the position of owing taxes, there are a number of ways to deal with the issue: Get a Loan to Pay the […]

Haven’t Filed an Income Tax Return? Watch Out!

June 3rd, 2010

If you have been procrastinating about filing your 2009 tax return or have other prior year returns that have not been filed, you should consider the consequences. Taxpayers should file all tax returns that are due, regardless of whether or not full payment can be made with the return.  Depending on an individual’s circumstances, a […]

Some Extension Due Dates Earlier for 2009

February 9th, 2009

The extended due dates for returns of calendar year trusts and estates (1041), partnerships (1065), and certain other returns that generate form K-1s have historically been the same as for individual returns (1040).   Since these returns generally include information that is required to complete the individual returns of beneficiaries or partners, having the same extended […]

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