Every U.S. person who has a financial interest in or signature or other authority over any foreign financial accounts (including bank, securities and other types of financial accounts in a foreign country), if the aggregate value of these financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the calendar year, must report those relationships to the U.S. government each calendar … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Financial Interest in or Signature Authority over a Foreign Financial Account? Better Read This! June 30 Is a Critical Date
The distinction has significant implications for both the employer and the employee. Employers like to treat individuals as independent contractors because they avoid having to match the employees’ payroll tax, pay benefits, pay unemployment insurance, etc. This results in a significant savings for employers. When you are an employee, the employer pays you a net amount after … [Read more...] about Are You an Employee or an Independent Contractor?
If you discover that you forgot something on your tax return, you can amend that return after it has been filed. The need to amend can include a number of issues: Receiving an unexpected or amended K-1 from a trust, estate, partnership, or S-corporation. Overlooking an item of income or receiving a corrected 1099. Forgetting about a deducible expense. Forgetting about an … [Read more...] about Forgot Something on Your Tax Return? It’s Not Too Late to Amend the Return
May 10 - Report Tips to Employer If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during April, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than May 10. Your employer is required to withhold FICA taxes and income tax withholding for these tips from your regular wages. If your regular wages are insufficient to cover the … [Read more...] about May 2012 Individual Due Date Reminders
The tax treatment for a hobby is substantially different than it is for a business, which sometimes makes it difficult to distinguish one from the other. The IRS provides appropriate guidelines when determining whether an activity is engaged in for profit, such as a business or investment activity, or is engaged in as a hobby. Internal Revenue Code Section 183 (Activities Not … [Read more...] about Is Your Hobby a For-Profit Endeavor?