If you hire a nanny to care for your children while you are at work, you will also need to take care of your tax responsibilities as an employer. For more information on what you must withhold, how to report it to the IRS, and how the rules differ for teen-age babysitters, read this C.P.A. Insight.
C.P.A. Kathy Moore-Nietrzeba joins “Money Talks” to answer a listener’s question about establishing an IRA for his child.
For 2010, the AGI restriction on converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA will be lifted. This will allow your wealth to grow tax-free, with no required distributions. For more information on converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA and one important caveat to take into consideration when doing so, read this C.P.A. insight
If you work abroad, and your income is taxed in the foreign country in which you work, you must still report that income on your U.S. income tax return. However, there are treaties in place to help mitigate double taxation. For more information on reporting foreign-earned income, read this C.P.A. Insight.
Ben Crowe, C.P.A., CFP®, CFA discusses the Global High Wealth Industry Group and what it means for high income individuals.
Unreimbursed medical expenses that exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income are tax deductible. Sounds like a lofty number, but it is possible with some strategy.
Health Savings Accounts allow you to save pre-tax dollars for health care expenses, but it has similar savings features like an IRA.
Did you get a 1099: OID in the mail? Did you know they’re for reporting “phantom income?” Odd indeed!
Although employers are required to furnish your Form W-2 by January 31, 2009, sometimes circumstances prevent this from happening. Nonetheless, you still must file your tax return on time, even if you do not receive your W-2. There are ways in which you can substitute the W-2 form in order to meet the tax filing deadline. For more information about what to do if you haven’t received your Form W-2, read this C.P.A. Insight.
In a sneaky attempt to avoid FICA, Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, some S corporation owners and officers pay themselves artificially low salaries. The IRS is catching on and is paying very close attention to the salaries and corporate distributions S corporations pay out. For more information on how the IRS categorizes officers of S corps, read this C.P.A. Insight.