How disability income benefits are taxed

How disability income benefits are taxed

If you’ve recently begun receiving disability income, you may wonder how it’s taxed. The answer is: It depends. The key issue is: Who paid for the benefit? If the income is paid directly to you by your employer, it’s taxable to you just as your ordinary salary would...
Vehicle expenses: Can individual taxpayers deduct them?

Vehicle expenses: Can individual taxpayers deduct them?

It’s not just businesses that can deduct vehicle-related expenses on their tax returns. Individuals also can deduct them in certain circumstances. Unfortunately, under current law, you may not be able to deduct as much as you could years ago. For years prior to 2018,...
Social Security benefits: Do you have to pay tax on them?

Social Security benefits: Do you have to pay tax on them?

Some people who begin claiming Social Security benefits are surprised to find out they’re taxed by the federal government on the amounts they receive. If you’re wondering whether you’ll be taxed on your Social Security benefits, the answer is: It depends. The taxation...
IRS Tax Tip: The Where’s My Refund tool is now better than ever

IRS Tax Tip: The Where’s My Refund tool is now better than ever

The IRS recently rolled out a new and improved Where’s My Refund tool. This updated tool allows taxpayers to check the status of their refunds for the 2021, 2020, and 2019 tax years. To use the tool, taxpayers will need their Social Security number or ITIN,...
Inflation enhances the 2023 amounts for Health Savings Accounts

Inflation enhances the 2023 amounts for Health Savings Accounts

The IRS recently released guidance providing the 2023 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). High inflation rates will result in next year’s amounts being increased more than they have been in recent years. HSA basics An HSA is a trust created...