Monthly Archives: March 2012

Should You Take Care of Your Own Taxes?

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One of the major downsides of being self-employed is the dreaded tax return and the question of whether you should do it yourself or pay an accountant to do them for you.

Your initial thoughts may be to file your own taxes to save paying someone to do them for you, but you should never underestimate the time and effort it takes to complete your tax returns and the consequences if you get it wrong.

To make matters worse the goalposts sometimes move and the rules can change depending on new tax laws or even if there is a change … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

New Jersey Residents Look For Lower Tax Assessments

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The Sfarras in Teaneck disputed the tax assessment on their home last year, which helped the value fall by almost 12%. This let them save almost a grand a year in property taxes. Dorthy Monooopli also did something similar, reducing the value on her home by 30k.

These are only a few of the people who are trying to get lower tax assessments due to the falling prices of real estate over the last few years. As the filing date for tax appeals gets closer, many people are trying to file the proper documents.

William Dressel, in charge of … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Money Saving Tips For Taxes

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If you want money saving, one area you might be considering saving in is taxes. There are many potential reasons you could get a tax break. Therefore, before filing, make sure you look into them. Here are 4 categories that might qualify:

Job search

First of all, if you switched jobs, started a business, or conducted a job search, you could qualify. You can claim the job search expenses, such as making resume copies, placement agency costs and attending seminars for careers. If you had moving costs related to your new job, this could be tax deductible. The tax moves … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Essential Facts On Cash Overseas

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It is estimated that Apple is going to spend about $45 billion of the company’s cash overseas reserves in coming three years. This is the part of the program which the company announced on Monday and it includes first dividend for company’s shareholder since 1995.

Not a single penny is intended to come from about $64 billion of the company which has been stashed overseas.
This is like other companies; Apple is loath for paying heavy tax hit for the repatriation of that money.
Along with the tech giants like Microsoft and Google, apple is pushing for the tax holiday … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Unusual Tax Deductions Can Be Risky

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Should you take a risk on tax deductions? My answer would be no. The turbo tax software site says the same thing. I am not one to take such risks. However, others have dared to boldly go where no tax payer has gone before.

One group of accountants in Minnesota decided to take a survey to compile a list of unique and strange tax deductions. It is a good thing their accountant talked them out of claiming such things or else they would get an angry letter from the IRS.

It is amazing what some people try to list … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

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