Category: Tax Tips

The tax deadline is almost here: File for an extension if you’re not ready

Published on: April 10, 2024 By: Oozle Media

The April 15 tax filing deadline is right around the corner. However, you might not be ready to file. Sometimes, it’s not possible to gather your tax information by the due date. If you need more time, you should file for an extension on Form 4868. An extension will give you until October 15 to…

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Beware of a stealth tax on Social Security benefits

Published on: April 1, 2024 By: Oozle Media

Some people mistakenly believe that Social Security benefits are always free from federal income tax. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case. In fact, depending on how much overall income you have, up to 85% of your benefits could be hit with federal income tax.

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Taking your spouse on a business trip? Can you write off the costs?

Published on: March 21, 2024 By: Oozle Media

A recent report shows that post-pandemic global business travel is going strong. The market reached $665.3 billion in 2022 and is estimated to hit $928.4 billion by 2030, according to a report from Research and Markets. If you own your own company and travel for business, you may wonder whether you can deduct the costs of having…

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Filing Jointly or Separately as a Married Couple: What’s the Difference?

Published on: February 15, 2024 By: Oozle Media

When you file your tax return, a tax filing status must be chosen. This status is used to determine your standard deduction, tax rates, eligibility for certain tax breaks and your correct tax. The five filing statuses are: Single Married filing jointly, Married filing separately, Head of household, and Qualifying surviving spouse. If you’re married,…

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Answers to your tax season questions

Published on: January 22, 2024 By: Oozle Media

Answers to your tax season questions The IRS announced it will open the 2024 income tax return filing season on January 29. That’s when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2023 tax year returns. Here are answers to seven tax season questions we receive at this time of year. 1.What are this year’s…

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It’s possible (but not easy) to claim a medical expense tax deduction

Published on: December 22, 2023 By: Oozle Media

It’s possible (but not easy) to claim a medical expense tax deduction One of your New Year’s resolutions may be to pay more attention to your health. Of course, that may cost you. Can you deduct your out-of-pocket medical costs on your tax return? It depends. Many expenses are tax deductible, but there are several…

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Business automobiles: How the tax depreciation rules work

Published on: November 15, 2023 By: Oozle Media

Do you use an automobile in your trade or business? If so, you may question how depreciation tax deductions are determined. The rules are complicated, and special limitations that apply to vehicles classified as passenger autos (which include many pickups and SUVs) can result in it taking longer than expected to fully depreciate a vehicle.

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What types of expenses can’t be written off by your business?

Published on: October 11, 2023 By: Oozle Media

In the world of tax deductions, it’s crucial to know what you can’t claim. Explore this blog to unveil the expenses your business can’t write off and safeguard your financial compliance.

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Moving Mom or Dad Into a Nursing Home? 5 Potential Tax Implications

Published on: August 16, 2023 By: Oozle Media

More than a million Americans live in nursing homes, according to various reports. If you have a parent entering one, you’re probably not thinking about taxes. But there may be tax consequences. Let’s take a look at five possible tax breaks.

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Traveling for business this summer? Here’s what you can deduct

Published on: July 20, 2023 By: Oozle Media

If you and your employees are traveling for business this summer, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. Read our blog to learn what you can deduct!

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4 Tax Challenges You May Encounter If You’re Retiring Soon

Published on: June 5, 2023 By: Oozle Media

Are you getting ready to retire? If so, you’ll soon experience changes in your lifestyle and income sources that may have numerous tax implications. Read our blog for a brief rundown of four tax and financial issues you may contend with when you retire!

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Paperwork You Can Toss After Filing Your Tax Return

Published on: May 10, 2023 By: Oozle Media

Once you file your 2022 tax return, you may wonder what personal tax papers you can throw away and how long you should retain certain records. Read our blog to learn about what paperwork you can toss after filing your tax return!

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