Six Tips for Charitable Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – IRS SUMMERTIME TAX TIP 2012-20 – Contributing money and property are ways that you can support a charitable cause, but in order for your donation to be tax-deductible, certain conditions must be met.  Read on for six things the IRS wants taxpayers to know about deductibility of donations. Read more

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Organizing Tax Records This Summer Can Help You Keep Your Cool

WASHINGTON – IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2012-16  – If the sweltering dog days of summer aren’t incentive enough to get out of the sun for awhile, the IRS suggests another reason to head indoors: organizing your tax records. Devoting some time mid-year to putting your tax-related documents in order may not only keep you out of the sun, but it should also make it easier for you to prepare your tax return when the filing season arrives. Read more


Job Search Expenses Can be Tax Deductible

Washington – IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2012-06 – Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return. Read more

A Lesson from the IRS for Students Starting a Summer Job

WASHINGTON – IRS SUMMERTIME TAX TIP 2012-03 – School’s out, but the IRS has another lesson for students who will be starting summer jobs. Summer jobs represent an opportunity for students to learn about the tax system. Read more

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Keep the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit in Mind for Summer Planning

WASHINGTON – IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2012-01 – During the summer many parents may be planning the time between school years for their children while they work or look for work. The IRS wants to remind taxpayers that are considering their summer agenda to keep in mind a tax credit that can help them offset some day camp expenses.  Read more

Six Tips for People Who Pay Estimated Taxes

IRS Tax Tip 2012-65 – You may need to pay estimated taxes to the IRS during the year if you have income that is not subject to withholding. This depends on what you do for a living and the types of income you receive.

These six tips from the IRS explain estimated taxes and how to pay them. Read more


Four Tax Tips Regarding Tip Income

WASHINGTON – IRS TAX TIP 2012-14 – If your pay from work involves compensation through tips, then the IRS would like you to be aware of a few facts about tip income. Here are four key points to keep in mind: Read more

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Six Important Facts about Dependents and Exemptions

WASHINGTON – IRS TAX TIP 2012-07 – Even though each individual tax return is different, some tax rules affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return. These rules include dependents and exemptions. The IRS has six important facts about dependents and exemptions Read more

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Don’t be Scammed by Cyber Criminals

WASHINGTON – IRS TAX TIP 2012-08 – The Internal Revenue Service receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes or notices claiming to be from the IRS. Many of these scams Read more


IRS Announces Standards for Continuing Education Providers

WASHINGTON—The Internal Revenue Service today announced the standards to become an IRS-approved Continuing Read more