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Income Tax Archives

Changes to taxpayer rights

On July 1, 2019, a bill was signed by the president that is intended to protect taxpayers. Taxpayer rights are not new, but many felt that changes to these rights were long overdue. How will the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 benefit Connecticut residents?

Having a good tax preparer matters

While there are a good number of people in the United States who complete and file their taxes on their own every year, there are many more who trust so-called professionals to help them. Having a good tax preparer matters if one chooses to go this route. Here are few tips that may help Connecticut residents determine if their tax preparers or potential tax preparers are right for the job.

Will Connecticut's wealthiest residents soon see tax increases?

Connecticut is in the midst of a financial crisis. Some believe that raising taxes on the wealthiest residents would solve this problem. However, some worry that doing so will only cause these residents to pack up and move elsewhere. A plan to increase the tax rates of wealthy residents has been proposed. Only time will tell if it will be put into effect.

How do nonprofits become exempt from federal income tax?

There are a lot of businesses in the state of Connecticut that claim to be non-profit. Non-profit can mean a number of things, but here it will be used to specifically discuss the income tax benefits offered to charitable organizations. What types of charitable organization can qualify for tax exemptions, and how can they obtain that benefit?

Gig workers, beware these potential income tax problems

Now more than ever before, more Connecticut residents are gig workers. Gig workers are considered small business owners. They work for themselves by taking on business opportunities offered through larger companies -- such as Uber and Airbnb, among a number of others. Being a gig worker can be a good deal and offer good money, but it can also cause some income tax problems.

When a tax situation requires an attorney

When tax season rolls around, most people in Connecticut and elsewhere try to file their taxes themselves or turn to accountants for assistance. There are some tax situations, though, that may require one to seek out a tax attorney for help. What situations would be best handled by an attorney rather than an accountant?

Still time to minimize your income tax obligation

With the year quickly coming to a close, most Connecticut residents probably feel it is too late to adjust things that will minimize their tax liability. The simple truth is, that is not true. There is still time to take action and make a few changes that will help one's income tax situation.

Have a tax concern? A tax attorney may be able to help

When you think about your taxes, you probably think a tax preparer or an accountant is the person you need to talk to about any concerns you may have. While these individuals can offer some great guidance to Connecticut residents, they may not be able to address all of your concerns. A tax attorney, however, may be able to.

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