Taxes

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How Unmarried Homeowners Do Taxes

The only thing you must do is file together, so you can figure out what makes sense for you both individually and as a team. This is where having an accountant really proves its worth.

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Adjusting My 2015 Budget To Accomodate Freelancer Estimated Taxes

Every month, I need to put 20 percent of my income towards taxes, 20 percent towards debt, and 10 percent towards savings.

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In Which I Learn How Much I Will Be Paying in 2014 Taxes

Now, just to be clear, I think taxes are great. I’m happy to pay my share. But sometimes you can get a number like that and think “wow, that means I’m going to have to spend the entire year staying in the same place.”

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An Interview With a Wealthy Retiree About His Taxes

“Having a high tax bill is always good news for me, because it means I had high income.”

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Ask a CPA: Earning Money Abroad; Owing the IRS

Dear CPA…

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Talking to a Millennial Taxpayer

“So I ended up paying $38,800 in taxes for 2014. That breaks down to $23,878 for federal income taxes, $5,955 for state income taxes, $7,254 for Social Security, and $1,713 for Medicare.”

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Talking to Your CPA About Estimated Income

I’m curious to know how other freelancers, small business owners, and variable income earners handle the “estimated income” discussion. Do you provide extrapolated income data based on the first quarter of the current tax year? Do you consider how your income rose and fell in previous years and estimate accordingly?

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Ask a CPA: My Client is Dodging Questions About Taxes, Help!

I am a freelance writer and one of my regular clients will not answer my questions about taxes. He pays me in checks, and while it seems on the up-and-up, I know I’m making enough from his company to report it (I made around $2,000 from him in 2014 and expect to make around $7,000 this year). With someone else, I might simply stop working for them, but we’ve known each other for years. I like him as a person, and respect him in many ways. I don’t want to offend him and I also don’t want to lose him as a client.

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