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Can a Non-Resident of Iowa Take the Deduction for Health Insurance Premiums?

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

Can a non-resident take the deduction for health insurance premiums on their non-resident Iowa tax return? Yes.

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Reminder: There’s No Such Thing as a $500 Non-Cash Charitable Contribution “Standard Deduction”

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

This comes up every tax season and seems to be something people don't understand. On Schedule A, for itemized deductions, there's no such thing as a "$500 standard deduction for non-cash charitable contributions."

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Glossary: Form W-2

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Glossary|Tags: , |

Form W-2 is a reporting for issued by employers to employees. The W-2 shows the amount of wages paid to the employee during the year, as well as the amount of taxes withheld.

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Getting Your Business Off to a Good Start, Part 9: Wrapup Post

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

For nearly 4 months I've been posting excerpts from a presentation I give to entrepreneurs trying to get businesses off the ground. Because the posts are scattered across many weeks, this post serves as a reference point to pull them all together. Part 1: Proper Recordkeeping Part 2: Scanned Copies of Receipts Part 3: Bookkeeping Systems [...]

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Getting Your Business of to a Good Start, Part 8: Estimated Tax Payments

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: , |

To understand estimated tax payments and why you might need to make them, one needs to understand how taxes work.

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