Tax Season is Here: Are You Ready?

Tax season - are you ready?

With a new year underway, tax season has arrived. If you don’t want to be subject to the last-minute rush, you need to start preparing now for April. Here are a few things to take care of now: Update Your Personal Information Double-check the personal information you provide to others. If you are a freelancer, […]

What To Do If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

what to do if you can't pay your taxes

“but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  Benjamin Franklin had it right. If there is anything just as inevitable as death in this world, it is that the government will want to tax you. Whether or not you agree with the taxes you pay or what the […]

2013 Tax Changes – New Laws and Tax Brackets

2013 tax changes

Congress was able to come up with a fiscal cliff deal at the last possible moment, but the deal will result in some significant tax changes for some Americans in 2013. If you want to know how your personal income taxes will change this year, read on. Income Tax Changes in 2013 The tax changes […]

New Year, Smaller Paycheck: Payroll Tax Cut Expires

payroll tax cut expires

The recent “fiscal cliff” deal addresses only the tax portion of the issue, putting off the spending portion for a couple of months — at which time the debate will pick up again, with the added “fun” of a debt ceiling debate. For the most part, the Bush era tax cut expiration for those making […]

Fun and Terrifying Facts About the National Debt

National Debt Clock - Facts and Figures

The United States Federal Government National Debt sits just over $16 trillion. That’s $16,000,000,000,000. At current rates and assuming no changes, the debt will grow to $22.5 trillion by 2016. We thought it would be interesting to find some “fun” and truly terrifying facts about the national debt. A lot of numbers get thrown out […]

Amazon, Internet Shopping, and Sales Tax

Amazon internet sales tax

One of the few bipartisan efforts going through Congress right now is a bill called the Marketplace Fairness Act. This proposal would require online retailers to collect state sales tax for purchases—taxes that would then go into the state coffers. Even though the bill has bipartisan support, it is still controversial and by no means […]