Taxes are complex. There is rarely a simple answer to a tax matter. However, one question often does have a simple answer: do I need to file taxes? Millennials are often struggle with this question. The wrong answer to this, and two other common errors, can cause serious problems.
Frugality is often beneficial, but there are certain situations when a good deal ends up costing a lot more than expected in the long run. This can be the case when using a low cost, do-it-yourself tax software program. These programs are not always bad, some tax filers find these systems helpful and may benefit. However, others could set themselves up for additional problems in the future.
Tax filers beware: scammers are working hard this tax season. Their attempts generally increase this time of year, as tax payers are putting together their filings. However, it is likely that fraudsters will find even more success this year as confusion over the new tax law abounds throughout the country.
You may have heard the terms "payroll tax" and "employment tax" used interchangeably. Many people--even some tax professionals!--think that these terms are synonyms. Granted, the terms do have their similarities. After all, they both refer to the taxes owed by an employer.
While the 2017 election season pales in comparison to last year’s cycle, it is no less important for those who are in office on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures around the country. Senate Republicans may be feeling the pressure of producing at least one major piece of legislation before the year is out, and after the failure of health care reform, tax reform is a worthy goal.
Life in the military is not the same as the life of a civilian. Those in the military are often required to move for training and other obligations. The basics of their compensation can be different than those who work within the private sector. Due to these and other considerations, the tax filings of a military serviceman are often more complex than their civilian peers.