Do You Need To File a 2022 Tax Return?

Most people file a tax return because they have to, but even if you don’t, you might be eligible for a tax refund and not know it. The tax tips below should help determine whether you must file a tax return this year. General Filing Rules Whether you need to...

Taxable vs. Nontaxable Income

Are you wondering if there’s a hard and fast rule about what income is taxable and what income is not? The quick answer is that all income is taxable unless the law specifically excludes it. But as you might have guessed, there’s more to it than that....

Tax Breaks for Older Adults and Retirees

Everyone wants to save money on their taxes, and retirees and older adults are no exception. If you’re 50 or older, here are six tax tips that could help you do just that. 1. Standard Deduction for Seniors If you and your spouse are 65 or older and do not...

What Is a Designated Roth Account?

Many 401(k) plans allow taxpayers to make Roth contributions as long as the plan has a designated Roth account. Your plan may also allow you to transfer amounts to the designated Roth account in the plan or borrow money. Check with your employer to find out if your...

Small Business: Deducting Startup Costs

If you’ve recently started a business – or are thinking about starting a business – you should know that as an owner, all eligible costs incurred before you began operating the business are treated as capital expenditures. As such, they are part of...

Getting Ready for the 2023 Tax Filing Season

Monday, January 23, 2023, marks the start of the 2023 tax season and the date the IRS begins accepting and processing 2022 tax year returns. More than 168 million individual tax returns are expected to be filed, with the vast majority coming before the April 18 tax...