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Tax Credits for Saving Energy
by kmhagen

You may be able to claim a tax credit for 10% of the cost of energy-saving home improvements, up to a lifetime maximum of $500.  There are lower limits on certain types of improvements, but by combining them, you could save up to $500.  A credit is a direct reduction of your taxes, as opposed to a deduction on your income It is a dollar-for-dollar savings.

Energy Efficiency Tax Benefits for Home and Business

The tax benefits available for making energy-saving improvements in your home or your business include the following:

  • Tax credits for solar energy systems in residences,
  • Tax deductions for ...
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Buy Office Supplies Online and Save On Gas
by Robbi Erickson

Top online office supply companies are Quill, Viking, Office Max, and Staples. Read about their ...
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Choosing The Right Long-Term Care Facility: How To Make The Best Choice
by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Entering a long-term care facility is a serious decision and one that must be made with as much ...
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Living Online for Dummies: Time Saving Benefits of the “E” Age
by Jami Cameron

It seems as if everyone has a computer nowadays, but some are intimidated by going online. There is ...
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Would Accounts Receivable Factoring Be Good for My Business?
by kmhagen

Factoring is an alternative source of financing that involves selling your outstanding accounts ...
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The Notes to the Financial Statements May Be Worth Noting by kmhagen
July 11, 2005   82291 Hits
“The accompanying notes are an integral part of these statements” is a phrase you will see at the bottom of the financial statements. This means that reading the notes in conjunction with the fin ...
Income Taxes on Retirement Plans, Pensions and Annuities by kmhagen
August 01, 2005   74824 Hits
Pensions, annuities, qualified plans, unqualified plans, periodic payments, lump sum distributions, rollovers – all have their own special treatment for tax purposes. Find out which rules apply in  ...
How Residential Rental Income is Taxed by kmhagen
July 11, 2005   162933 Hits
How your residential rental income is taxed depends on the type of property you rent out, your personal use of the property, whether the property is considered a dwelling unit used as a home, and your ...
When Exchanges of Property Are Not Taxable by kmhagen
August 25, 2005   10896 Hits
For U.S. federal income tax purposes, there are exchanges of property that are not taxable, and the gain or loss on the exchange does not have to be recognized. The tax effect is postponed until the  ...
Excluding Income Earned Abroad for U.S. Tax Purposes by kmhagen
July 27, 2005   28917 Hits
As a U.S. citizen or resident, you are subject to U.S. federal income tax on your worldwide income. But if you had earned income in a foreign country, you may be able to exclude that income for U.S.  ...
Accommodating a Chart of Accounts for Your Business by kmhagen
July 05, 2005   90372 Hits
Using a pre-defined chart of accounts that you find in a bookkeeping or accounting software package may work fine for your business. Or you may find that you need to adapt or accommodate the chart of ...
How to Legally Terminate an Employee by Robbi Erickson
August 23, 2005   164978 Hits
This article goes through the proper way to terminate an employee. It provides the three legal reasons to terminate an employee and it provides the reader with the steps that they need to take to be  ...
Tax Benefits of Health Savings Accounts by kmhagen
August 15, 2005   12538 Hits
If you have a high deductible health coverage plan and are not on Medicare, a Health Savings Account (HSA) may be an option to help you pay medical expenses. You can claim a tax deduction for contrib ...
Tax Deduction for Employee Travel and Entertainment Expenses by kmhagen
July 15, 2005   23423 Hits
If you are an employee and you have travel and entertainment expenses associated with your job, you may be able to take a tax deduction. You will need to separate out any personal portion of your tra ...
How To Take the Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses by kmhagen
July 11, 2005   15290 Hits
If you paid someone to come to your home to care for your child or other dependent, or you took them to a daycare facility so you could work or look for work, you may be able to take the credit for ch ...
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