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Tax Tips for Newlyweds

Tax Tips for Newlyweds Late spring and early summer are popular times for weddings. Whatever the season, a change in your marital status can affect your taxes. Here are several tips from the IRS for newlyweds. [Read More...]

TaxSlayer.com Dale Jr. Ride Along Sweepstakes Winner

TaxSlayer.com Dale Jr. Ride Along Sweepstakes WinnerCongratulations to the TaxSlayer.com Dale Jr. Ride Along Sweepstakes Winner, Samantha Kirby! The Dale Jr Ride Along Prize Package Includes: A three lap Ride Along with Dale Jr. at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 14, 2013; Tickets for One Winner and a guest to the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Races in Charlotte on October 11-12, 2013; and A Track Tour of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and a meet and greet/question &answer session with Dale Jr.
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Home Office Tax Deduction Has A New Simplified Option

Home Office Tax Deduction Has A New Simplified OptionWhether you are self-employed or an employee, if you use a portion of your home for business, claiming the home office deduction is now easier. Beginning in tax year 2013, taxpayers may use a simplified option when determining the deduction for business use of their home. It is important to note that this simplified option does not change the criteria for who may claim a home office deduction. It merely simplifies the calculation and recordkeeping requirements of the allowable deduction. [Read More...]

Summer Tax Tips for Students

Summer Tax Tips for Students Summer is here and that means sun, fun and work. That’s right, work. Last summer nearly 20 million students 16-24 held jobs during the summer months. Summer jobs are a great way to learn responsibility and get an introduction to valuable life lessons like filing taxes. Generally students must file taxes on their income earned during the summer and here are some tips to keep in mind. [Read More...]

Will your child be attending day camp this summer? Learn what tax credit can help offset your cost.

Will your child be attending day camp this summer? Learn what tax credit can help offset your cost.Did you know that the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit can help to offset the cost of your child’s day camp this summer? Along with the lazy, hazy days of summer come some extra expenses, including summer day camp. But, the IRS has some good news for parents: those added expenses may help you qualify for a tax credit.



Summer day camp is considered a childcare expense; however, overnight camps, summer school and tutoring do not qualify. Here is what you need to know about the tax credit available for child care expenses. The Child and Dependent Care Credit is available for expenses incurred during the summer and throughout the rest of the year.
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