Author: Alan Olsen

Make Sure You Report All of Your 1099 Income

With the job market continually fluctuating, it seems that more and more people are creating their own jobs. Whether it’s starting your own company, doing some extra business on the side, or working as a freelance private contractor, a growing

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Another Senator Says It’s Time to Go After the Wealthy

We all know that death and taxes are two certainties in life. However it seems that we should probably add the argument that the wealthy should pay more taxes to that list of certainties. According to reports, Senator Bernie Sanders

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Ask Yourself These Key Questions When Planning Your Estate

Almost no one can choose when he or she will die, but everyone can choose how his or her assets will be handled when that time comes. It’s really just a matter of having a current and effective estate plan

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Five Tips to help You Save On Your 2014 Income Tax Bill

Although there are still more than two months to go before we turn the page on the year 2014, the end of the tax year is still fast approaching. While it’s true that April 15 may seem like a long

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IRS’s Direct Pay Service Is Gaining Popularity

Everyone seems to love things that are automatic. In fact, when it comes to financial transactions, cash is hardly ever involved anymore, these days, as everything happens with either swipes or pushing buttons. The same is true with taxes, including

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Need Tax Help for Your Multinational Business?

If you run an international or multinational business, whether it’s based in the United States or abroad, then you know the different intricacies that this situation can involve. Not only do you have to consider all the business and tax

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Federal Government Looking for Ways to Get to Retirement Funds

Just when you thought your retirement account was safe from the federal government, think again. That’s’ because according to the Government Accountability Office, there are around 9,000 U.S. taxpayers who have a minimum of $5 million in an individual retirement

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An Artistic Way to Pay Your Taxes

Many wealthy individuals enjoy collecting things, including artwork. While artwork can be a source of income for some, as well as solely a collectible for others, it can’t be used it to pay your taxes. Well, at least not in

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When Is the Best Time to Exercise Those Stock Options?

We hear about stock options all the time in the news. It seems like anytime a big company is involved in some sort of financial transaction the term “stock options” is thrown around at some point. First off, stock options

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Life Is Not Fair – Neither Is Every State Tax System

We all know that life isn’t fair, and that means that many specific aspects of life aren’t fair either. Of course, according to most people taxes always fall into the unfair category as well. So just how fair or unfair

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