A History of Taxes

Of the two sure things in life, death and taxes, you might be surprised to know taxes have nearly an equally lengthy history. The United States was founded in large part to avoid taxes; however, once the Constitution gave Congress the authority to tax in 1789, citizens have weathered scores of changes. For more on the history of U.S. taxation, read this C.P.A.Insight.

“We Have Moved”—Did You Tell the IRS?

In the event that you move, you are required to inform the IRS of your new address and contact information so that they can update it in their files. If you fail to do so, any vital information regarding your taxes that is sent to your "last known address" is legally effective, even if you never received it. For more information about the steps to take to keep your information up-to-date with the IRS, read this C.P.A Insight.

"We Have Moved"—Did You Tell the IRS?

In the event that you move, you are required to inform the IRS of your new address and contact information so that they can update it in their files. If you fail to do so, any vital information regarding your taxes that is sent to your "last known address" is legally effective, even if you never received it. For more information about the steps to take to keep your information up-to-date with the IRS, read this C.P.A Insight.

New Year’s Resolutions that Save You Money

New Year’s Resolutions not only give you goals to aim for throughout the year, but they can also save you money in the process. By spending more time with family and friends, living a healthier life and helping others, your chances of living a more enjoyable life are increased. For more information about some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions and a little financial insight regarding them, read this C.P.A Insight.

Income and Stock Options

Stock options have become a very popular way of compensating or providing added benefits to employees. Two types of stock options are Nonqualified Stock Options and Incentive Stock Options. Both options require proper planning and timing to minimize the tax consequences. For more information about income and stock options and to learn more about what each one entails, read this C.P.A. Insight.

Child Care Tax Breaks

If you pay for child-care expenses so that you may work, you may be eligible for the Child and Dependent Care Credit on your federal income tax return. The credit can be up to 35 percent of your qualifying expenses, depending upon your income. For more information on this tax credit and the limitations on the credit, read this C.P.A. Insight