Here’s What People Should Know about Reporting Cash Payments

Federal law requires a person to report cash transactions of more than $10,000 to the IRS. Here are some facts about reporting these payments. Who’s covered For purposes of cash payments, a “person” is defined as an individual, company, corporation, partnership, association, trust or estate. For example: Dealers of jewelry, furniture, boats, aircraft, automobiles, art, rugs [...]

Six Things Taxpayers should Know about the Sharing Economy and their Taxes

The following article was published by the IRS. From renting spare rooms and vacation homes to car rides or using a bike…name a service and it’s probably available through the sharing economy. Taxpayers who participate in the sharing economy can find helpful resources in the IRS Sharing Economy Tax Center on IRS.gov. It helps taxpayers understand [...]

Some Taxpayers May Need to Amend Their Tax Return

Taxpayers who discover an error after filing may need to amend their tax return. Taxpayers should file an amended return if there's a change in filing status, income, deductions or credits. The IRS may correct mathematical or clerical errors on a return. They also may accept returns without certain required forms or schedules. In these instances, [...]

Here’s the 411 on Who Can Deduct Car Expenses on Their Tax Returns

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who have deducted the business use of their car on past tax returns should review whether or not they can still claim this deduction. Some taxpayers can. Some cannot. Here’s a breakdown of which taxpayers can claim this deduction when they file their tax returns. Business owners and self-employed [...]

New Tax Withholding Estimator Makes It Easier to Do a Paycheck Checkup

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier for everyone to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year. The Tax Withholding Estimator replaces the Withholding Calculator, which offered workers a convenient online method for [...]