Last December, Congress extended a number of the Bush-era tax breaks, but only for a limited length of time. It is probably a safe bet that most won’t get extended further, considering the size of the national debt. Although numerous tax breaks were extended, only a few provide you with an opportunity to take actions that can reduce your tax bite. But if you want to take advantage of those tax breaks, you need to act this year or next. Here is a list of those extended tax breaks and what will happen when they expire.
The Internal Revenue Code rewards businesses for pursuing innovation by continually increasing investment. Learn how in this Tax Tip.
Are you missing out on tax perks related to your business travel? Food and lodging expenses may be deducted when you are away from home for business purposes. Like everything in the tax law, to be tax deductible, certain rules must be followed. Individuals who know the rules and keep good records derive the most from these deductions.
With summer in full swing, there is a tax break that working parents should know about. Many working parents must arrange for care of their children under 13 years of age during the school vacation period. A popular solution — with a tax benefit — is a day camp program.
Think you’re safe from an audit because you have received your refund check? Think again! Read this for startling information on audits.
Now that your taxes have been completed for 2010, you are probably wondering what old records can be discarded. You may have records from years ago that you are apprehensive about destroying. Before starting a toss pile, understand why the records should be kept.