Tax Warrior Chronicles

Tax Talk Glossary – Types of Income

Posted on Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Our blogs are written to help make tax compliance and planning processes easier to understand for non-tax professionals. Though many of our articles provide keen insight in easy-to-understand language, we are sometimes guilty of inadvertently peppering our articles with industry jargon, “tax talk,” or abbreviations that you many not easily recognize.  So, we thought it would be helpful to our readers to provide a brief explanation of frequently used tax talk words in a monthly “Tax Talk Glossary.”  Read on for our first installment where we discuss types of income.

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Millennial Series: Part III Buying a House – What Every Millennial Should Know

Posted on Thu, Aug 10, 2017

By: Melissa Banion, CPA, MT

 

Buying a house will likely be the largest purchase you make in your lifetime.  It is a significant investment and much consideration should go into your decision-making process before executing the transaction.  Yes, it is scary and can be overwhelming if you are not prepared and do not do your homework before jumping in.  Luckily, the Tax Warriors® are here to give you guidance before you contact a real estate agent.

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Here We Go Again…Will Congress Deal with Expired “Extender” Provisions?

Posted on Mon, Aug 03, 2015

The "Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014" (TIPA), passed late last year, extended through the end of 2014, a host of then-expired "extender" provisions. But, as things currently stand, these provisions have again expired. Once again taxpayers are waiting before year end to see how Congress will address them (if at all). The Senate Finance Committee has passed a bill, now it's up to the full Senate and House to move the bill before the end of the year. This blog post provides a list of the individual and business extender provisions that are under consideration.

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A Father’s Day Tax Guide – Just What He Always Wanted (Well, Maybe)!

Posted on Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Paisley ties, power tools, grilling equipment, and hand-made greeting cards.  When you see these items in the house, it can mean only one thing…Father’s Day is near!  And, though these gifts may not be the most coveted, they are all given with love.  The Tax Warriors® at Drucker & Scaccetti recently published a Mother’s Day blog with tips and tax savings for mom.  It’s only fitting that we skip the Mickey Mouse tie and give dads their own blog summarizing a few life situations with tax consequences they may encounter. We haven’t met a dad yet that does not like saving cash, and these tips are aimed at helping you do just that.   

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10 Tax Benefits for Members of the U.S. Armed Services

Posted on Tue, Nov 11, 2014

The liberty to write this blog and disseminate its information freely for the masses to read without the fear or threat of incarceration (or worse), is an incredible right afforded us in the U.S. Constitution. For more than 225 years, thousands of men and women have fought for our ability to continue to take advantage of these sometimes taken-for-granted rights. And, some have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

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We’re Happy Again! 2013 Tax Filing Season is Over! What's Next?

Posted on Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Today, October 15, 2014, marks the last day of the 2013 tax filing season.  Now, The Tax Warriors® can give our undivided attention to year-end planning for 2014 (though tax planning really is a year-round endeavor) and start to considering what we have to look forward to in 2015.

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Employee Business Expenses: What is Deductible?

Posted on Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Miller, TC Summary Opinion 2014-74

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President’s Budget and Conservative Congressman’s Tax Reform Proposals Are Unusually Similar

Posted on Mon, Mar 17, 2014

Many Washington watchers would agree that the partisanship in the capital is as divided as it has ever been.  However, amongst even the most liberal and conservative lawmakers, there are agreements on tax reforms that come from completely opposite ends of the political spectrum.  And since it is St. Patrick’s Day, we are all hoping for a pot of gold (in the form of tax relief) at the end of our rainbow, if the two sides can turn these policy agreements into actual legislation.

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ACT FAST! Truly "Last-minute" Year-end, Tax-Saving Moves for You

Posted on Thu, Dec 19, 2013

Investing a few moments with your tax and/or financial advisor can pay off greatly on your 2013 tax bill.  Even though there are only days left before the year ends, it's not too late to make some planning moves that can improve your tax situation for 2013 and beyond. The following are some last-minute (and this time we really mean LAST MINUTE) actions that you can take before December 31, 2013, to improve your overall tax bill in April.

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Tax Breaks for U.S. Veterans and Their Employers - Updated

Posted on Mon, Nov 11, 2013

The Tax Warriors® at Drucker & Scaccetti are known for relentlessly defending your wealth.  But, even we recognize that there are warriors whose mission is far greater than ours—the men and women who’s every waking moments are spent defending our great nation. Our veterans deserve special recognition amongst those in our society, and the tax code is but one section of the law that gives them varying degrees of breaks in recognition of their selfless service.

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