Before I start-in on the answer to this question, please understand this article only pertains to individuals who use their personal vehicle for self-employed, freelance, or 1099 contract work. Any work you do for an employer from whom you receive a form w-2 does not apply; even if you are the owner. If you (as […]
Can I Claim My Spouse As a DEPENDENT? — NO
I keep hearing this crazy notion of one spouse claiming the other spouse as a dependent. What’s most disturbing is that I’m hearing tax preparers state this absurdity, sending their clients on wild goose chases to gather sufficient documentation as proof that their spouse has no gross income so they can claim the spouse as […]
Things Small Business Owners Do The IRS Calls “Negligence” and “Intentional Disregard”
Somewhere in the world of small business we’ve come up with clever ideas to keep the IRS from getting all of the tax dollars due to them. I’m not sure why, but we think we can outsmart the highly trained and educated IRS auditor who makes his living investigating financial rabbit trails. You should know […]
So, You Want to Claim a Certain Someone As Your Dependent?
Everyone is looking for a way to lower their tax bill and maybe even get a little refund back. I see lots of people attempting to be really… “creative” in coming up with a few dependents to help them achieve this goal. Before you get too carried away with how easy it can be to […]
Can You Claim The Big Earned Income Tax Credit?
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT-SCHMEDIT! In general, you most likely have received the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in the past if you: (1) Earn money from working (2) Have an income amount that is considered “low income”, and (3) Usually receive a tax refund that is more than $2000. Sometimes the refund can be as […]