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Glossary: Fiscal Year

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: Glossary|Tags: |

A "fiscal year" refers to the 12-month period on which an organization keeps its books.

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Glossary: Itemized Deductions

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , , |

Itemized deductions are an optional deduction taxpayers can take on tax returns for things such as medical expenses, property taxes, mortgage interest, and charitable contributions.

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Why Does Iowa Make You Add Federal Self-Employment Tax to Income?

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

On the Iowa 1040, taxpayers are required to add federal self-employment tax for the current year into income for Iowa purposes. Why does Iowa require this?

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Glossary: Sole Proprietorship

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Glossary|Tags: , , |

In simple terms, a sole proprietorship refers to a business which is not incorporated and which has only one owner.

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Glossary: Qualifying Widow(er)

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

The "qualifying widow(er)" filing status is for a person whose spouse has died and the surviving spouse is still raising kids.

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