Month: December 2013

Nanny Tax Compliance

Now that you’ve invested so much to find just the right nanny to care for your children, the last thing you want to worry about is payroll taxes! [...]

Killing Golden Goose, California Taxes Capital Gains As Ordinary Income

Living in California has many perks, but tax rates are not among them. As the Phil Mickelson brouhaha underscored, poor economics and rising tax rates can [...]

Average Income Tax Preparation Fees for TY 2013

Both tax professionals and taxpayers should be interested in the most recent survey data from the National Society of Accountants, which offers insight into [...]

6 End-Of-Year Questions To Ask Your Tax Advisor

Your end-of-year to-do list may seem full already. But it’s not complete unless it includes a conversation with your accountant. Now that you can see how [...]

The Marcum Advisor – March 2011

Taxpayers buying and selling securities for their own account generally will qualify as either an investor or trader for tax purposes. The distinction [...]

Push for FATCA Agreements Continues With 12 Pacts Signed, More Under Way

By Alison Bennett Dec. 10 – The push for agreements to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act continues as the U.S. government works with dozens [...]

4 Steps To Maximize Your Charitable Giving Tax Break

For the 26% of taxpayers who itemize charitable deductions on their tax returns, keeping good records is a must, and Intuit’s TurboTax has a handy free [...]

IRS not fully ready for law against offshore tax evasion: watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service has spent 19 months and more than $8.6 million getting ready to enforce a new law against offshore tax [...]

No fear of the unknown this year: What’s in store for year-end tax planning

Finally. For once in recent history we can talk about tax certainty as we head into year-end tax planning. The American Taxpayer Relief Act, passed in January, [...]

Final Net Investment Income Regulations: Losses From The Sale Of Property Become Much More Valuable

Let’s continue along our multiple-part journey through the newly-released FINAL net investment income tax regulations, which by the time it’s all said and [...]