This summer the city council in Philadelphia passed a measure approving a 1.5 cent per ounce tax increase on beverages with added sweeteners. Last week, voters passed ballot measures in three California communities adding a penny per ounce by overwhelming majorities. Boulder had the closest contest, but instead will raise the levy by two cents per ounce.
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue works closely with the IRS. The information sharing between federal and state or within state agencies is frequently a trigger. This means what seemed like a problem related to the classification of workers could be something much larger when the state and federal tax implications are layered on.
Almost all higher-income taxpayers itemize deductions on their tax returns. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue reports each year on the number of million-dollar earners in the state.
The Bruins are off to a 4-4 start this season. This puts them in the middle of the pack in the standings in a tough Atlantic Division led by the undefeated Montreal Canadiens.
Of all the debts that can be discharged in bankruptcy, past due federal taxes might be subject to the most complicated timing rules. There are generally no exceptions, so get a date wrong and you might not receive a discharge.
A federal law enacted almost a year ago authorized the IRS to start working with private contractors to collect overdue federal tax debts. Next spring, four contractors will begin taking over older, overdue accounts that the Service is no longer actively working.
An estate tax return must be filed after the loss of a loved one. The federal Estate and Gift Tax exemption has increased over the last few years to its current $5,450,000. A couple can combine the exclusion to pass up to $10.9 million dollars without federal tax consequences.
Make a mistake in the filing process or offer an amount that is too low and you could have to start from scratch again. In our last post, we explained how it is necessary to be up-to-date in filing your tax returns.
The amount of the time that the IRS has to collect back taxes is generally 10 years. Certain actions can stop the clock. An offer in compromise is one of them.
The IRS recently proposed a new fee schedule that would take effect at the beginning of 2017 for taxpayers who enter installment agreements. While the overall fee increases, direct debit and online options will reduce the total you pay.