“Gold! Gold! In the Klondike!” On this day in 1896, a group of prospectors discovered gold nuggets in the Klondike River, kicking off a search for riches.
I have been married to my second wife for 1 year and I am in the process of finishing up my 2016 tax returns.
I have lived in Guatemala for 8 years and have only been in the USA two weeks the last 8 years. I will never spend more than a couple of weeks a year in the USA in future.… Read more
If I’m paid in cash can they make me fill out a w-9?
Yes. How you’re paid – in cash, by check, in Bitcoin or barter – doesn’t matter when it comes to filling out a form W-9.
A form W-9 is used to provide your taxpayer identification number (such as your Social Security Number (SSN) or your Employer Identification Number (EIN)) to certain payers.… Read more
When my daughter needed to see a specialist, I did what any parent would do: I did some research and asked for referrals before making an appointment.
I never met the doctor. The wheels fell off at the front desk. You see, prior to the visit, I received an info packet which included a lengthy form that I was to complete in advance.… Read more
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies, and the tax industry, as part of the Security Summit, are warning tax professionals about a new scam making the rounds. The new scam involves a phishing email scam impersonating tax software providers and attempting to steal usernames and passwords.… Read more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has officially introduced the new Chief of the Criminal Investigation division. John D. (Don) Fort was appointed in June 2017 after former Chief Richard Weber announced his departure. This week, however, marked Fort’s first formal introduction to the media.… Read more
Thinking about retiring early? To ensure that you’ll have enough money to live off of in future years, sock away money now. Since income tax rates are typically higher than returns on investment, be sure to include tax planning when looking at the big picture.… Read more
Resolving your tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just got a little bit easier – assuming you have an internet connection. The IRS has announced that the Office of Appeals will pilot a new “web-based virtual conference option” for taxpayers and their representatives.… Read more
Technology has changed the way that we think about money. On August 1, the way we think about money may change again following a potential shift in the blockchain world when a so-called “fork” takes place.… Read more
After failing to repeal, repeal and replace, or even “skinny repeal” Obamacare, Congress is now taking on tax reform – a job many have declared will be even more difficult than health care reform.… Read more