Taxes FAQs

  1. How are an employee's fringe benefits taxed?

  2. What is Value-Added Tax (VAT) and who pays it?

  3. What is the difference between gross income and earned income?

  4. What are the differences among gross income, adjusted gross income and modified adjusted ...

  5. What is the difference between gross income and taxable income?

  6. Can trust funds be activated before the grantor intended?

  7. If I reinvest my dividends, are they still taxable?

  8. What are the potential pitfalls of owning REITs?

  9. What types of revenue are taxable?

  10. Are dividends the best way to make money for retirement?

  11. How are trust fund earnings taxed?

  12. What is the difference between dividends and capital gains?

  13. What's the difference between cost of goods sold (COGS) and cost of sales?

  14. Why should I keep records on my tax-exempt bond transactions?

  15. What are examples of cost of goods sold (COGS) for businesses that sell through eBay ...

  16. How are savings bonds taxed?

  17. What are some examples of industries that cannot claim cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  18. What's the difference between a financial advisor and a financial planner?

  19. Are credit card rewards considered taxable income by the IRS?

  20. What are the Social Security tax caps?

  21. How much will it cost to hire an accountant to do my taxes?

  22. Is the interest on a home equity line of credit (HELOC) tax deductible?

  23. Are debt-consolidation loans tax deductible?

  24. How much of my income goes to Social Security taxes?

  25. Must I pay Social Security taxes on my earnings after full retirement age?

  26. What credit card fees are tax deductible?

  27. Is the interest on my student loan tax deductible on my federal income taxes?

  28. How are Pay As You Go pension plan benefits taxed?

  29. Are Social Security survivor benefits for children considered taxable income?

  30. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

  31. Are fringe benefits deductible for the employer?

  32. Are Roth IRAs tax deductible?

  33. How are preferred stock dividends taxed?

  34. How are Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRAs taxed?

  35. How are Social Security benefits affected by your income?

  36. How does taxation on life insurance for a qualified retirement plan work?

  37. What is the tax rate of a Roth IRA if I withdraw it for the purchase of a house?

  38. How is a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) taxed?

  39. How do I report Simple IRA contributions on a W2?

  40. How are effective tax rates calculated from income statements?

  41. Can I own Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) on my Roth IRA?

  42. Is a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA tax deductible?

  43. Are Social Security benefits taxable?

  44. How is a Roth 401(k) taxed?

  45. What are the main reasons not to get a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)?

  46. Can I withdraw money from my Roth IRA?

  47. Is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) taxable in the U.S.?

  48. What are the contribution limits of a 401(k) vs. a Roth 401(k)?

  49. How are real estate taxes calculated?

  50. When are businesses required to use accrual accounting?

  51. Are stock dividends and stock splits taxed?

  52. What economic indicators do oil and gas investors need to watch?

  53. What's the difference between a 401(k) and a Roth IRA?

  54. What is the penalty for taking money out of my 401(k) before I'm 59 years old?

  55. Will I have to pay taxes on my 401(k) plan if I quit my job?

  56. Can real estate be depreciated?

  57. How can I make sure I get all my eligible deductions?

  58. What aids will help me file my own tax return?

  59. Are there special benefits for U.S. armed forces personnel?

  60. Earnings within a Roth IRA are tax free, so are these earnings included in the modified ...

  61. Can I donate stock to charity?

  62. Can high-income earners deduct yearly defined-benefit plan contributions of over ...

  63. How do I find out what my tax bracket is?

  64. What's the difference between a tax rate and a tax bracket?

  65. What’s the difference between IRS Forms 1040 and 1040EZ?

  66. Can I use IRS Form 1040EZ to file my tax return?

  67. When do I need to fill out an IRS Schedule H form?

  68. When do I need to file an IRS Schedule F form?

  69. What is IRS Form W-2 used for?

  70. What are the advantages of paying your taxes with the Electronic Federal Tax Payment ...

  71. Why is there a cap on the Federal Insurance Contribution (FICA) tax?

  72. When would I have to fill out a Schedule D IRS form?

  73. What are the dangers of using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)?

  74. Who needs to fill out IRS Form Schedule B?

  75. When would I need to use IRS Form 1040X when filing my tax return?

  76. Will I pay taxes on my Social Security payouts?

  77. How do I determine what to pay in taxes if my employer doesn't withhold payroll taxes?

  78. Can filing taxes with Form 1040EZ cost me money?

  79. Can I deduct my Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contribution on my tax return?

  80. What unforeseen circumstances affect what I'll pay in capital gains taxes?

  81. Can I contribute to a Roth IRA and still participate in my employer-sponsored retirement ...

  82. Who's required to fill out a Schedule C IRS form?

  83. Can I take money out of my Individual Retirement Account (IRA) while working?

  84. What are the benefits of splitting my tax refund?

  85. How do I get a split tax refund?

  86. How do I know whether to itemize deductions or take the standard deduction?

  87. What's the difference between IRS Forms 1040EZ and 1040A?

  88. Can moving to a higher tax bracket cause me to have a lower net income?

  89. How Can I Fund A Roth IRA If My Income Is Too High To Make Direct Contributions?

  90. How Long Should I Keep My Tax Records?

  91. How do I list the beneficiaries of my life insurance policies if I have a trust?

  92. How are capital gains and dividends taxed differently?

  93. Are 401(k) loans taxed?

  94. If a LEAP option is purchased and held for more than 12 months, is the tax treatment ...

  95. How does the government spend my taxes?

  96. I recently got married and now we (together) have two houses (hers and mine). I have ...

  97. If you have a house that is under your company name and you want to sell it back ...

  98. What is the double taxation of dividends?

  99. How are life insurance proceeds taxed?

  100. Can I refuse a gift by providing a "Qualified Disclaimer," and what does this entail?

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