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From the Archives: Why are Enrolled Agents So Crabby?

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

It's a holiday week, so I'm re-posting popular blog posts from the past. This is one of my favorites. It was among my first forays into editorial commentary and defending the EA designation.

From the Archives: How to Allocate the Deduction for Federal Estimated Tax Payments on Your Iowa Tax Return

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , , , |

Iowa allows a deduction for federal income taxes paid, including estimated tax payments. The deduction for estimated payments is not straightforward if you're filing your tax return as married filing separately.

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

By | December 31st, 2015|Categories: From the Archives|

Image courtesy of user gr8effect on Pixabay.com Here's a look back at the top-5 blog posts, based on page views, on my blog in 2015. This year's most-popular posts were mostly the same as last year: #5: Having a Side Business in Multi-Level Marketing Doesn't Make Personal Expenses Deductible This post came it at [...]

From the Archives: Taxation of Emotional Distress Payments

By | December 29th, 2015|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

Taxation of emotional distress payments can be tricky. In general, the settlement money is taxable ... but not always.

From the Archives: Does the 5th Amendment Protect You During an Audit?

By | December 25th, 2015|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

Does the 5th Amendment Protect You During an Audit? In one word: NO.

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