Our staff at Free 1040 have found more tax updates from the IRS to help you in the upcoming tax season. These updates are about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) we hope these are helpful to you. The EITC is a tax credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes. The EITC is a valuable tool helping eligible taxpayers to lower their taxes or to claim a refund. The IRS wants all eligible taxpayers to claim this credit.
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Entertainment Expenses. Generally, you may be able to deduct 50% of the cost of business-related entertainment expenses for entertaining a client, customer, or employee. Examples of entertainment expenses are entertaining guests at nightclubs, athletic clubs, sporting events, or theaters and providing meals, a hotel room, or a car to business customers or their families.
Separation of Liability Relief.Separation of Liability Relief results from a spouse or former spouse erroneously reporting an item on a joint income tax return. This relief allocates the additional tax you owe and are responsible for between you and your spouse or former spouse. To qualify for the Separation of Liability Relief, you must meet one of the following requirements at the time you request the relief:
Having tax returned professionally prepared minimizes the chances of errors being noted on the tax return; nevertheless, skilled tax planning is frequently expensive. That is why there are a significant number of an individual who are making the decision to document their own federal and state taxation statements. While it is possible to file tax returns the original approach with paper tax kinds there are now many individuals who are counting on tax preparation computer software to rapidly and precisely prepare and file their taxes.
The Foreign Tax Credit (or Form 1116) is different than Form 2555 but they work together to help you save money on your expat tax return. It is important to note that many people take a wrong turn when using these two forms by assuming their taxes will be offset by the numbers they have worked out, and they decide not to bother filing their expat taxes at all. Clearly this isn’t going to do you any good! If you earn money abroad you will need to file in order to receive these tax breaks and avoid being hit with penalties.