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Articles relating to "Taxes":

Chance of getting an IRS audit the lowest in years (4/14/2014)
The bad news: Tomorrow is the deadline for federal income taxes. The good news: The number of IRS staff auditors is at its lowest point since at least the 1980s.

Small businesses in limbo again on tax breaks (4/10/2014)
If a small biz buys a laptop this year, how much can it deduct from taxes? It’s unclear. Business real estate purchases also lack clarity as Congress deliberates.

Other states challenge Fla. residency tax claims (4/7/2014)
What makes Fla. residency official? It’s more than a home and driver’s license, say other states, as they take wealthier residents to court and demand tax money.

Judge: Military-owned housing can’t be taxed (4/3/2014)
If the Navy owns only 90% of a building so its military renters can still get a base housing allowance, does it then have to pay property taxes? Judge says no.

Property taxes hit 20-year high (4/3/2014)
Census Bureau: Property-tax collections – the largest source of revenue for local government – have risen every year since 1992, but for a slight drop in 2010.

The home office deduction: What you need to know (4/1/2014)
The deduction is a red flag for an IRS audit, but it’s still legit and can save some agents a lot of money – providing it adheres to all IRS home office rules.

The home office deduction: What you need to know (3/31/2014)
The deduction is a red flag for an IRS audit, but it’s still legit and can save some agents a lot of money – providing it adheres to all IRS home office rules.

Fla. TaxWatch: Put trust back in trust funds (3/20/2014)
A report says Fla. lawmakers shouldn’t be able to easily “sweep” money from a trust fund into general revenue, as they have done with workforce housing money.

Florida TaxWatch: State 47th in nation for taxation (3/18/2014)
Fla.’s state tax burden is one of nation’s lowest, but individuals actually pay more. When state and local taxes are combined, the per-capita Fla. rank is 37.

Do you live in fear of an IRS audit? (2/17/2014)
Tax deductions can make the IRS look closer at a tax return, but Realtors have a roster of legitimate deductions, such as a home office. Info must be documented.

Expired short sale tax relief may impact home sales (2/6/2014)
While Congress may yet extend IRS tax forgiveness for short sales retroactively, potential sellers could be holding off their home listing until it’s official.

Mortgage tax break expires despite lawmaker support (1/6/2014)
A tax break for money forgiven by banks expired Dec. 31. While Congress may resurrect it, current short sellers and others should seek advice from a tax expert.

Mortgage tax forgiveness expires on Jan. 1 (12/20/2013)
But Congress could retroactively extend the tax break – a move NAR calls “likely” – for ex-homeowners who had part of their principal forgiven by a lender.

Realtors and clients could lose tax breaks in 2014 (12/4/2013)
Last year, Congress eventually put back tax breaks lost Jan. 1, but that might not happen again. A big one: Principal forgiven in a short sale becomes taxable.

IRS delays start of tax-filing season (10/25/2013)
Americans won’t be able to file their taxes until Jan. 28 and perhaps later. However, the deadline to file taxes – April 15 – remains the same.