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What Is The American Opportunity Tax Credit? How Would Qualify Me For This Tax Credit?
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Wizard

The new credit modifies the existing Hope credit for tax years 2009 and 2010, making it available to a broader range of taxpayers, including many with higher incomes and those who owe no tax. It also adds required...   Read More
What Do I Need To Do To Establish A Health Savings Account( HSA)? Is It Taxable?
User Photo William Keats
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Notify your employer you want to set up a HSA. For 2013, annual contribution for self, under 55 is $3250, over 55 is $4250. For Family coverage, the appropriate numbers are $6450 and $7450. Minimum annual...   Read More
As A Member Of The Clergy Are There Any Exemptions For Self-employment?
User Photo Chuck Heyde, CPA, CGMA
Tax Professional Level: Tax Wizard

Yes, look at Form 4361. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f4361--2011.pdf Remember, if you dont pay into SSA, you cant pull out. And also remember "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's."...   Read More
What Is The Maximum Wages And Self Employment Income Subject To Social Security Tax In 2012? Is It Any Different In 2013?
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

For 2012 the maximum earned income subject to social security tax is $110,100. The tax rate in 2012 was 4.2% for W-2 employees. This made the maximum social security tax $4,624.20. The maximum for the self-employed...   Read More
What Amount Of Investment Income Is Taxed On My Sons Investment? He Only Had Investment Income Of $200.00 In 2012.
User Photo Chuck Heyde, CPA, CGMA
Tax Professional Level: Tax Wizard

If you claim it on your return, the first $1,900 of your son's investment income is tax exempt. You should input his income this form - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8814.pdf Chuck Heyde www.GEMMS.us   Read More
If I Am Going Through The Appeals Process Is Interest Still Accruuing On The Taxes They Say I Owe?
User Photo Chuck Heyde, CPA, CGMA
Tax Professional Level: Tax Wizard

Of course - that is why they are in no hurry. They have all the time in the world....   Read More
I Inherited A Qualified Retirement Plan From My Deceased Spouse's 401K Plan. Do Minimum Distribution Rules Apply To The Inherited Account...
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Yes, minimum distribution rules apply if the deceased spouse had been required to take distributions had she lived.   Read More
The Wages That I Pay To My Family Members Are Taxed As Any Employee. However, I Understand There Are Some Exemptions And Would Like To Know...
User Photo William Keats
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Child under 18, employed by parent...Withhold Fed. Tax, FICA and FUTA are Exempt. Child under 21 (19-20) employed by parent...W/H Federal; W/H FICA, FUTA Exempt Child under 21, domestic work (parent) W/H...   Read More
Are There Any Accountants Looking For A Cost Segregation Provider?
User Photo John Dundon, II EA
Tax Professional Level: Tax Wizard

If you are interested in considering a cost segregation analysis of an ocean going cargo vessel I have a prospective client for you as I won't touch this project with a ten foot pole.   Read More
I Am A Freelance Writer Looking To Set Up An LLC. I Heard That Setting Up A Corp In A State Like Nevada Is More Economical And Less Redtape....
User Photo William Keats
Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

You can file for LLC in Nevada, Delaware, California. The filing fees would be less in one state over another. The paperwork might be less as well. The state filing fee for CA is $255., DE is $205. and NV is $...   Read More


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