Understanding Your Rights as a Taxpayer

By law, all taxpayers have fundamental rights when interacting with the IRS, and all taxpayers should know and understand their rights. Ten categories of rights are presented in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Here’s an overview: 1. The right to be informed. Taxpayers have the right to know what they need to do to comply with…

Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2022

Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2022 The “Dirty Dozen” is a list of common tax scams that target taxpayers. Compiled and issued annually by the IRS, it includes a number of aggressive and evolving schemes that taxpayers should avoid. Let’s take a look at this year’s “Dirty Dozen” tax scams: 1. Use of Charitable Remainder…

Estimated Tax Payments: The Facts

Estimated Tax Payments: The Facts Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding, including income from self-employment, interest, dividends, alimony, rent, and gains from the sale of assets, prizes, and awards. You also may have to pay an estimated tax if the amount of income tax…

Is Your College Student’s Scholarship Taxable?

Is Your College Student’s Scholarship Taxable? May 1st is the traditional deadline for undergraduate students to commit to their college of choice, which means tuition payments are not far behind. If you’re wondering if your child’s scholarships are taxable, here’s what you should know. First, it’s important to understand how a scholarship is defined. Generally,…