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My Home Was Damaged By Hurricane Sandy. Can I Deduct The Total Cost Of Damages As My Insurance Company Will Not Cover A Natural Disaster?
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You can take a deduction for casualty loss on the home. You may want to read IRS Publication 547 for more information on casualty losses in disaster areas.   Read More
Can I Deduct The Cost Of All Repairs To My Rental Properties?
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

If they are indeed repairs, you should be able to deduct them. Distinguish first if they will add value to your property and will last more than one year; then they are capital expenses which are added to your...   Read More
What Is The Limit I Can Deduct For Property Contributions?
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

There are several limits or additional disclosures to consider when deducting property contributions. If your contribution exceeds $500 you must complete form 8283 in addition to claiming the contribution...   Read More
Is There A Limit On How Much I Can Deduct For Charitable Contributions?
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

The deduction for contributions to public charities is limited to 50% of your adjusted gross income before any adjustment for net operating loss deductions.   Read More
Is There A Limit On How Much I Can Deduct For Charitable Contributions?
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

Individuals may generally deduct up to 50% of AGI, but 20% and 30% apply in some cases. (See IRS publication 526 for more detail).   Read More
Are The Political Contributions I Gave To Candidates Campaigns In 2012 Tax Deductible?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

Political contributions to political parties for candidates or PACs are not deductible.   Read More
What Do I Need To Do To Qualify For The Earned Income Tax Credit?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

The EIC is basically a refundable tax credit for low-income earners. It is based on earned income: wages, self-employment income, combat pay, disability pay, . Taxpayers with investment income of more than $3200....   Read More
My Husband And I Want To Live In The UK Half Of The Year And Spain The Other Half Of The Year. What Tax Considerations Will Be Involved...
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

if you spend six months of the year in the UK you are likely to be UK resident under UK tax laws. however i suspect that spending six months in Spain will make you resident there as well under Spanish law. You will...   Read More
What Countries Have The Best Tax Treaties With The United States?
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Tax Professional Level: Master Tax Advisor

The U.S. has tax treaties in effect with 46 countries. Most of these countries have a provision that provides an exemption from U.S. tax on certain types of income received by students and scholars. Treaties are...   Read More
If I Leave The UK To Work Abroad Under A Contract Of Employment For More Than A Year, Am I Treated As A Non-resident? What Are My Reporting...
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Tax Professional Level: Tax Enthusiast

If you leave the UK for the purposes of full time employment abroad and do not visit to carry out any duties in the UK other than "merely incidental" duties then you will be regarded as non resident from the date...   Read More

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