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Does an S Corporation’s Credit Card Debt Increase Shareholders’ Basis?

Basis is an important concept for determining how a shareholder calculates the tax implications of many different situations and events related to their ownership in an S Corporation. There are two kinds of basis that a shareholder can have in an S Corporation: stock basis and debt basis. A common question related to shareholder basis is this: does a shareholder...

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How Often Can I Exclude Gains on Selling a Home from Income Tax?

Many taxpayers are aware that it is possible to exclude gains earned on selling a home from their income tax return. However, a common question is how often and how many times a taxpayer can exclude such gains from their taxes? This article addresses these questions. The tax law that grants taxpayers the right to exclude gains on selling their...

Form 944 vs. 941: Which Form Should I Use?

Both of IRS Forms 944 and 941 are used by employers to report employment taxes to the IRS. These taxes include social security tax, medicare tax, additional medicare tax and federal income tax withheld from employee paychecks when payroll is run. Form 944 is an annual report of employment taxes, while the Form 941 is a quarterly report of payroll...

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Form 1040, Line 10: When are Tax Refunds Taxable?

When completing a Form 1040, there is often confusion related to Form 1040, Line 10. When are state and local income tax refunds taxable? When are they not taxable? Prior-Year State and Local Taxes Deduction and Taxable Income Whether or not refunds of state or local taxes are taxable depends on the answers to the following questions: Whether or not...

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Partnerships: Aggregate vs. Entity Approach

Under U.S. tax law, taxation of partnerships is governed by Subchapter K of the Internal Revenue Code, and this particular field of tax is widely understood as the most sophisticated area of taxation regimes in the United States. Much of the sophisticated (and potentially counter-intuitive) methods found in Subchapter K stem from two competing approaches to how we view the...