Tax Deduction Checklist for Teachers

Tax Deduction Checklist for Teachers

It’s understandable that the last thing a Teacher or any other Educator wants to worry about are tax deductions. This daunting thought can also be the reason so many workers in the education field file too quickly in an effort to complete this task.

The job of a schoolteacher can be a grueling, with lots of stress, deadlines, and long hours. Plus, you’re probably using your own money for some work-related expenses.

To add to your already long list, you will want to make sure all your documents are in line for taxes in order to stay ahead of the game. In this article I will show you how to get the most deductions and lower your tax bill.

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Commonly Missed Tax Deductions for Stylists, Barbers and Beauty Professionals

You’re in the world of perfecting your client’s physical appearance whether it is through hair, fashion, or makeup. The last thing you want to worry about is making sure your taxes are prepared correctly and with optimal care. I am definitely aware of this and I always want to make your life easier when it comes to helping you prepare your taxes.

The first thing you will want to do, is to make sure all your documents are in line. On this article I will show you how to get the most business deductions and lower your tax bill.

When preparing for the tax season, please keep in mind that you can write-off expenses that are common for your profession and ones that are necessary to help you run a business.

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Christmas Budget

How to Budget for the Holidays

Tis the season to be budget friendly! Don’t worry I’m not here to take away the holiday spirit, all I want to do is to help you enjoy this year’s season without paying for it later.

Many people today have the pressure of picking out the perfect gift for each close family member and friend. The built up anxiety of making everyone you gift feel special, can lead to overspending for the month of December.

This does not have to be your story. You can actually enjoy the festivities and have perfect peace by following the few tips and tricks I have when budgeting for the holiday season.

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Affordable Care Act Complete Guide

Affordable Care Act Explained

What is the Affordable Care Act?

There has been a lot of confusing when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care. I’m going to provide you with some essential information about the program and how it works.

ATTENTION: RECENT CHANGES TO TAX LAW HAS AFFECTED THE ACA!

Beginning in 2014, if you were a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien then you and your dependents were required to have Minimum Essential Health Care Coverage, have a health coverage exemption, or make a Shared Responsibility Payment (penalty or ISRP) with your tax return under the Affordable Care Act.

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Guide to Social Security Benefits

Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Social Security Benefits?

Question of the Week: Should I file a Tax Return If I Receive Social Security Benefits?

Many people who receive Social Security benefits always wonder if their benefit is taxable and if they should file a tax return. To help answer this question, let’s first determine what Social Security benefits are.

Social Security benefits including the following below and may be taxable:

  • survivor
  • monthly retirement
  • disability benefits

Around tax season, you will receive Form SSA-1099, which will report the total benefits.

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