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The IRS Publication 17 And You

IRS Publication 17

IRS publication 17 deals with general instructions and guidance for people using form 1040. Paying income tax can be daunting but reading this publication will aid you in this process. The materials contained in this publication are the interpretation of the Internal Revenue Service of court decisions, treasury regulations, tax laws, and additions to the tax code. It also deals with general rules and reminders to help you file your return.

Paying taxes is required for both citizens and...

Paying taxes is required for both citizens and non-citizens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

IRS publication 17 can be extremely helpful for filing your tax returns.  If … Read more at 2009 Tax.

Surviving An IRS Audit

Surviving An IRS Audit

An IRS tax audit is requested when the tax filer submits tax information that doesn’t match with that submitted by employers, brokerage firms, banks and other institutions. This document-matching is only one means of identifying tax returns to be audited. The Discriminant Function System (DIF) is a point system the IRS gives each return rating it on its possibility of containing fraudulent information. Informants are still a popular means to detecting who has filed a fraudulent tax return and finally, self-employed persons and persons earning $200,000-1 million are often pursued when their returns appear suspicious.

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How To Choose An Arizona Tax Attorney


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If you have a tax related dispute with the state tax bureau, you need an Arizona tax attorney to help you. They will advocate on your behalf and help you come up with a reasonable payment plan.

Get in touch with previous clients who have dealt with the advocate. Inquire from them if they were content with the legal service that they were rendered. A good advocate will have a great impact on your case in regard to the amount of money you are going to save or recover.

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Electronic Version Of Pub 17: Getting Cozy With The IRS

Electronic Version Of Pub 17

The electronic version of pub 17 is in PDF format. It contains valuable information about filing your federal tax return. The precise link from which to download the PDF is http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p17.pdf. The easiest way to work with it is to save the document on your computer hard drive. That way, you won’t need Internet access if you have to refer to the file again in the future.

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Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Service. The design is the same as the Treasury seal with an IRS inscription. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Tax Carnival Ecstasy – October 11, 2011

Welcome to the October 11, 2011 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. In this issue we have three top stories for this edition of the Tax Carnival. Gregory Stokes takes a look at the Child Tax Credit with a basic guide. Gemma Flannery has a nice post on Tax Codes and your Personal Allowance. Finally Jessica Bird writes about why the UK is the world’s third most expensive place to purchase petrol. Hope you enjoy the stories, bookmark, share, tweet, like on Facebook and come back soon.


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Little Deductions You May Miss

You need to know what deductions may be possible even when you hire someone else to do your taxes. A quick look over the tax codes on the IRS.gov website will help you determine all of the deductions you need to be considering.

Top Deductions that are Missed

1.     Expenses that are NOT reimbursable by the company. Any expenses that are incurred during the tax year and that are considered ordinary and necessary for your industry can be used as a deduction on your taxes (at least a portion).

a.     Depreciation on work computers

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