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Can I Claim My Adult Child as a Dependent If He Lives with Me? And More Tax Q&A – Ask the Tax Pro 3/7/13

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Sheryl: My son is 20yrs old and earned 13,000.00. Can I claim him on my income tax? He lived at home for the whole year. I paid for more than half of all of his living expenses.

Corporate Tax Network: Hi Sheryl, Here are the rules for claiming dependents. Based on these rules, your son may qualify as a “child” if…

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March 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

I Haven’t Paid Taxes in Years. What Should I Do? And More Tax Q&A – Ask the Tax Pro 2/21/13

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Daniel: I haven’t paid and filed taxes for 3-4 years in a row now. How would I immediately find a solution for this?

Corporate Tax Network: Daniel, I would recommend that you file your tax returns as soon as possible. If you owe, you may be able to request an installment agreement, if you cannot pay the amount owed in full within 120 days.

Daniel: What happens if I fail to do this?

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February 25th, 2013 at 6:18 am

Are There Tax Advantages to Having an EIN? And More Tax Q&A – Ask the Tax Pro 1/31/13

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David: For Sole Proprietors, are there advantages to getting an EIN vs using your Social Security number when filing taxes? I know getting the EIN is easy, I was told by my banker to do this to keep things nice and separated.

Corporate Tax Network: Hi David, There is no tax advantage per se, however it would help…

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February 4th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Should I File My LLC Taxes as an S-Corp? Ask the Tax Pro 1/24/13

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Mark: I have just formed my first LLC; can you briefly tell me what the benefit of filing as an S-Corp is? Thanks!

Corporate Tax Network: Hi Mark, an S corporation is a pass through entity and an election must be filed with the Internal Revenue Service to be considered an S corporation. An S corporation provides asset protection…

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January 28th, 2013 at 5:33 am

Has the Child Tax Credit Been Cut for 2013? And More Free Tax Q&A – Ask the Tax Pro 1/17/13

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Brandon: Has the Child tax credit been cut ? If so how much ??

Corporate Tax Network: Hi Brandon,

The full $1,000 child tax credit has been extended through 2013 and beyond due to the fiscal cliff deal…

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January 21st, 2013 at 5:30 am

When Is the First Day I Can File My 2012 Taxes? And More Free Tax Q&A – Ask the Tax Pro 1/10/13

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Susan: When is the first day I can file my taxes? And how long will it take for my refund to be issued?

Corporate Tax Network: Susan, due to the last minute law that was passed to avoid the fiscal cliff, the opening of tax season will begin later than normal this year – Jan. 30 will be the first day that taxpayers can file. If you e-file…

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January 14th, 2013 at 6:07 am

Can I Change My Will to Avoid Estate Tax? And More Free Tax Q&A – Ask the Tax Pro 12/20/12

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Robb: My in-laws are thinking of changing their wills so that individual items are bequeathed directly to specific heirs as opposed to out of the estate, as such. Is there any tax benefit to this?

Corporate Tax Network: Hi Robb, The estate tax is based on the ‘taxable estate”. The taxable estate covers all of the items…

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December 24th, 2012 at 5:41 am

What Can I Write Off as Startup Expenses? And More Free Tax Q&A – Ask the Tax Pro 12/13/12

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Peter: After my first year of business I want to know what I can write off? How should I do my taxes(online or through a CPA)?

Corporate Tax Network: Hi Peter, in the first year of business, your expenses would generally fall under the following 2 categories: Start-Up Expenses and Operational Expenses. Start up expenses generally include…

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December 17th, 2012 at 6:13 am

Can I Write Off Damages Caused by Hurricane Sandy? And More Tax Q&A – Ask the Tax Pro 12/6/12

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Ellen: What can you use from Storm Sandy as a write off? My son’s home flooded and all furniture was lost and not covered by insurance.

Corporate Tax Network: Ellen,

I am sorry to hear that your son’s house was damaged due to the storm. But when this type of disaster happens, a casualty loss may provide tax relief and possible tax refunds to taxpayers. According with the IRS…

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December 10th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

If I Make No Money, Do I Still Have to File Taxes? and More Tax Q&A – Ask the Tax Pro 11/15/12

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Jerry: If I show no income for the entire year, do I still need to file taxes, and or should my wife include me as a dependant?

Corporate Tax Network: Hi Jerry, For 2012, a married couple under age 65 would not need to file a tax return if their gross income was $19,500 or less. When you file jointly, each of you will claim…

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November 19th, 2012 at 5:41 am