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  1. The Purpose of IRS Form 941

    August 17, 2015
    Your obligations as an employer include various employment taxes. Use this form to report them.
  2. Gay Marriage and Taxes: Everything You Should Know

    August 4, 2015
    Same-sex couples now have a variety of tax strategies to consider.
  3. Auditor

    July 24, 2015
    An auditor ensures that organizations maintain accurate and honest financial records.
  4. Indirect Tax

    July 24, 2015
    An indirect tax is levied on goods or services rather than on an individual or a company.
  5. What is the difference between comprehensive income and gross income?

    July 17, 2015
    Learn the specifics of both comprehensive income and gross income, how they are legally defined, and the primary difference ...
  6. How does comprehensive income get reported on my 1040?

    July 16, 2015
    Find out how comprehensive, or total, income is reported on IRS Form 1040, including some examples of the many types of income ...
  7. What is the difference between AGI (adjusted gross income) and gross income?

    July 14, 2015
    Find out the differences between your annual gross income and your adjusted gross income, or AGI, both of which are calculated ...
  8. What tax breaks are afforded to a qualifying widow?

    July 14, 2015
    Understand the special qualifying widow/widower status, the requirements for this filing status and the special tax benefits ...
  9. Excise Tax

    July 13, 2015
    An excise tax is an indirect levy charged for the sale or use of a particular item.
  10. What are the benefits of prorating expenses?

    July 13, 2015
    Understand what prorating expenses means for sole proprietors and entrepreneurs. Learn about the benefits of prorating expenses ...
  11. What is the difference between a write-off and a deduction?

    July 10, 2015
    Understand the differences between a tax write-off and a tax deduction. Learn how each one works to reduce income taxes and ...
  12. How can I tell which of my business expenses count as write-offs?

    July 10, 2015
    Learn the basic concept behind what business expenses can be written off, along with specific examples of some basic and ...
  13. Net Operating Loss (NOL)

    July 9, 2015
    Net operating loss is a term from the Internal Revenue Code that refers to a tax situation where tax deductions exceed income.
  14. Where on my 1040 form do I report AGI (adjusted gross income)?

    July 7, 2015
    Learn more about IRS Form 1040 and your adjusted gross income, or AGI, which is the figure the IRS uses to figure your total ...
  15. What is the difference between AGI (adjusted gross income) and net income?

    July 7, 2015
    Learn about the differences between adjusted gross income, or AGI, and net income, two terms that are sometimes synonymous ...
  16. What are the deductions taken to determine AGI (adjusted gross income)?

    July 7, 2015
    Read more about the deductions taken to arrive at adjusted gross income, or AGI, including the differences between above ...
  17. What is the difference between disposable and discretionary income?

    July 6, 2015
    See how disposable income and discretionary income are different, with an example to demonstrate why discretionary income ...
  18. Resident Alien

    July 3, 2015
    A resident alien is a foreigner who is a permanent resident of the country in which he or she resides but does not have citizenship. ...
  19. Ad Valorem Tax

    June 26, 2015
    An ad valorem tax is a levy placed on real or personal property based on the assessed value of that property.
  20. How does a qualifying widow obtain widow's allowance?

    June 25, 2015
    Discover how a widow becomes eligible to claim a qualifying widow federal tax filing status and how she can obtain a widow's ...
  21. What is an IRS letter audit / audit by correspondence?

    June 25, 2015
    Learn about IRS letter audits, how tax returns are selected for audits and the common outcomes in the letter audits conducted ...
  22. When might an abatement be granted by the IRS?

    June 25, 2015
    Learn how the IRS may grant an abatement request when a reasonable cause is present or undue hardship is imposed on a taxpayer ...
  23. What should I do to prepare for an IRS audit?

    June 22, 2015
    Find out how to prepare for an IRS audit, what kinds of audits you might face and what kinds of habits you should develop ...
  24. What are the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

    June 22, 2015
    Read about some of the primary differences between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, including who may be ineligible ...
  25. What key requirements must be met for the IRS to classify changes or alterations to a property as qualified leasehold improvements?

    June 15, 2015
    Learn the requirements needed to qualify for Internal Revenue Service tax breaks under the qualified lease improvement on ...
  26. Wash Sale Rule

    June 12, 2015
    The wash sale rule is a provision that prohibits taxpayers from creating artificial losses by selling stocks and bonds at ...
  27. Rules for Dependent Care Accounts

    June 11, 2015
    If your company offers it – and you meet the criteria – a dependent care account can help you save on childcare and care ...
  28. Flexible Spending Account Eligible Expenses

    June 4, 2015
    A healthcare FSA will help you pay your medical expense with pre-tax dollars – just not all of them. Here's how to tell which ...
  29. How Taxes For Retirement Accounts Abroad Work

    June 1, 2015
    If you're a U.S. retiree, but previously worked abroad, here's what you need to know about taxes on foreign pensions and ...
  30. What are some common examples of demand shock?

    June 1, 2015
    Discover some common examples of demand shock. Demand shocks lead to rapid increases or decreases in demand that catch everyone ...
  31. What are the IRS regulations regarding a share premium account?

    June 1, 2015
    Read about the tax treatment, or lack thereof, for a corporation's share premium account, also known as the additional paid-in ...
  32. What are some of the key reasons a large corporation might prefer to remain a private company?

    June 1, 2015
    Understand the reasons why a large corporation would want to remain as private instead of going public through an initial ...
  33. Audit

    May 29, 2015
    An audit is an objective examination of accounting records that makes sure the records are a fair and accurate representation ...
  34. What are some examples of a deferred tax liability?

    May 29, 2015
    Learn why deferred tax liability exists, with specific examples that illustrate how it arises as a result of temporary differences.
  35. Adjusted Gross Income

    May 28, 2015
    Adjusted gross income (AGI) is a term from the Internal Revenue Code. AGI is used to determine a person’s income taxes due. ...
  36. Progressive Tax

    May 22, 2015
    A progressive tax is a levy in a tax system where the tax rate increases as the taxable base increases.
  37. Does the tradeoff model or the pecking order play a greater role in capital budgeting?

    May 22, 2015
    Understand the difference between the trade-off theory and the pecking order theory, and learn what these theories tell companies ...
  38. How important are contingent liabilities in an audit?

    May 22, 2015
    Read about the importance of contingent liabilities during an audit, why audits are necessary and how contingent liabilities ...
  39. A Tax Barrier for Working Women in Japan

    May 21, 2015
    A type of tax deduction for Japanese stay-at-home wives puts a barrier on women working full time in the country.
  40. How are impaired assets treated under U.S. accounting rules?

    May 18, 2015
    Learn how to identify, test and measure impaired assets under the generally accepted accounting principles, Statement 144 ...
  41. Regressive Tax

    May 15, 2015
    A regressive tax is a levy in a tax system where the tax rate does not change based on the level of income.
  42. How do externalities affect equilibrium and create market failure?

    May 15, 2015
    Discover the ways that externalities lead to market failure. Externalities are costs or benefits that go to a third party, ...
  43. What are examples of products and companies that rely on protective tariffs to survive?

    May 13, 2015
    Understand specific examples of domestic products that rely on protective tariffs to survive. Learn about the varying tariff ...
  44. What is the difference between MAGI (modified adjusted gross income) and adjusted gross income?

    May 11, 2015
    Understand the difference between adjusted gross income and modified adjusted gross income and the effect each has on personal ...
  45. How does revenue recognition differ between profit and non-profit companies?

    May 8, 2015
    Read about some of the differences between for-profit and nonprofit, or not-for-profit, revenue recognition rules according ...
  46. What is the formula for calculating deadweight loss in Excel?

    May 6, 2015
    Explore the concept of deadweight loss, and learn two formulas used to illustrate deadweight loss using Excel or another ...
  47. What are the benefits of research and development for a company?

    April 30, 2015
    Learn about the many benefits of research and development (R&D) efforts for companies in competitive markets, including ...
  48. Who can attend the meeting of creditors (341 hearing)?

    April 28, 2015
    Learn about who may attend and what typically takes place at a 341 creditors hearing. Find out about the role of the trustee ...
  49. What do creditors have to report to credit bureaus?

    April 27, 2015
    Protect your credit score by understanding how creditors report information about your debts and payments, which can affect ...
  50. Are there any regulations on transfer pricing?

    April 22, 2015
    Learn about transfer pricing, its role in intra-business calculations, and how the U.S. government regulates transfer pricing ...
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