Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Facts: Medical & Dental Expenses and Your Taxes

If you, your spouse or dependents had significant medical or dental costs in 2013, you may be able to deduct those expenses when you file your tax return. Here are eight things you should know about medical and dental expenses and other benefits. 1. You must itemize. You deduct qualifying medical and dental expenses if you…
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Who Should File a 2013 Tax Return?

The amount of your income, filing status, age and other factors determine whether you must file a federal tax return. Even if you don't have to file a tax return, there are times when you should. Here are five good reasons why you should file a return, even if you're not required to do so:…
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Using a Car for Business? Grab These Deductions

Whether you're self-employed or an employee, if you use a car for business, you get the benefit of tax deductions. There are two choices for claiming deductions: Deduct the actual business-related costs of gas, oil, lubrication, repairs, tires, supplies, parking, tolls, drivers' salaries, and depreciation. Use the standard mileage deduction in 2014 and simply multiply…
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7 Common Small Business Tax Misperceptions

One of the biggest hurdles you'll face in running your own business is staying on top of your numerous obligations to federal, state, and local tax agencies. Tax codes seem to be in a constant state of flux making the Internal Revenue Code barely understandable to most people. The old legal saying that "ignorance of…
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