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July 2015 Archives

Should you be able to use the Child Tax Credit?

If you are in the midst of a divorce where children are involved, or you are unmarried and facing a child custody action, the tax implications of support and custody may not be forthright in your mind; but they should be. The costs of caring and raising a child are substantial. It is estimated that parents may spend more than $300,000 raising a child from birth to age 18. Because of this, the law requires biological parents to support their children financially.

The very basics in preparing for an audit

The IRS is known to have legendary powers to collect taxes from U.S. citizens. But how did it receive such a reputation? Is it because tax evasion charges was the very thing that brought down organized crime in the 1940's? Is it because tax problems have plagued countless famous recording artists?

Is Bobby Bonilla's deferred compensation deal tax smart?

If you think baseball contracts are outrageous, like Monopoly money being thrown at players, you wouldn’t find many people who disagree with you. With Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $300 million contract with the Florida Marlins inked last winter, it is a wonder how high salaries may go; especially when Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hit the free agent market.

Can pro athletes be subject to taxes in different states?

For an NBA fan, the fun of hope and intrigue does not end with the June draft. This week begins the free agency signing period, where star players and role players alike can take their services to different teams. While this will be the last free agency period before the salary cap changes after next season, there are still a number of story lines to be fulfilled as stars such as Dwyane Wade, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and LeBron James test the market.

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