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Must Joint Activities be Treated as Partnerships?

Filing taxes is confusing; that’s simply a fact of life. Filing gets even more confusing when you have to account for your joint activity, and you aren’t sure if you have to file jointly with your partner or if you can both do separate returns. Filing...

Start Planning Now For 2015 Taxes

It is fall again, and that means the leaves are changing colors. It is time to bring on the apple picking and pumpkin pie, and while you may not be thinking about it now, this is also the perfect to start planning for your 2015 income tax filing. Get a head start by...

Personal Tax Breaks Often Overlooked

You are sitting at your home office or your kitchen table. You’re sweating bullets and you’re dreading the next several hours. That’s because you’re about to file your taxes. The process is daunting and can sometimes just be downright cruel and unusual punishment. Any...

3 Rules for Startup Deductions

While start-up mania has been in full swing for a while now, and new companies from Silicon Valley to Washington D.C. have been heralded as the saving grace of a growing U.S. economy, the American Tax Code has been sluggish in keeping up with start-up business...

Tax Implications Of Hiring A Nanny Or Babysiter

When parents start the interviewing process for hiring a nanny/babysitter there are so many items placed on the checklist to look out for. It is important to make sure to check references, ask about previous training and experience, and of course test the chemistry...