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The federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. Taxpayers pay the tax as they earn or receive income during the year. Taxpayers can avoid a surprise at tax time by periodically checking their withholding amount. The IRS urges employees and those who receive a pension...

The Internal Revenue Service reminds low- and moderate-income workers that they can save for retirement now and possibly earn a special tax credit in 2022 and years ahead. The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, also known as the Saver’s Credit, helps offset part of the first $2,000...

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2023 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2023, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups...

Tax law is never simple. But you can prepare for your April 15 reckoning by reviewing the past year and seeing what's coming. And the first thing to know is that April 15 is actually not April 15 in 2023. Because of the weekend and...

You need time and energy to run and grow your business, so you've outsourced your payroll process. You decided to go with a third-party payroll provider to handle some or all of your employment tax obligations. This move lightens your workload, assuming that your payroll provider...

You can generally deduct the amount you pay your employees for the services they perform. The pay may be in cash, property or services. It may include wages, salaries, bonuses, commissions or other noncash compensation such as vacation allowances and fringe benefits. A fringe benefit is...

As explained on the official government health care site, the Affordable Care Act has three goals: Make affordable health insurance available to more people. The law provides consumers with subsidies ("premium tax credits") that lower costs for households with incomes between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty...

The Internal Revenue Service has released the tax year 2023 annual inflation adjustments for dozens of tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Here are some of the key changes. Standard deduction The standard deduction for married couples filing jointly for tax...

Bonuses, frequently given at the end of the year, are a popular "thank you" for a job well done, and smart business owners know they can build loyalty, helping retain the most productive employees. However, both owners and employees often misunderstand how taxes work with...