Did you know that being a member of the military can involve a slew of tax breaks?
If you are currently serving in the US Armed Forces – the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and any active reserve unit – you are allowed special tax considerations for certain items and situations.
How does unemployment affect my taxes in 2018? If you’ve received unemployment benefits, they are generally taxable. Most states do not withhold taxes from unemployment benefits voluntarily, but you can request they withhold taxes at your request.
How does tax reform affect unreimbursed Employee Business Expense deductions? Work-related expenses might not be totally tax-deductible anymore, meaning workers who spend money for their jobs might not get as much of that money back in the form of a tax refund.
Your profession affects the credits and deductions you're entitled to claim on your taxes. Find out how tax reform changed the most popular credits and deductions by profession, and find out which ones still apply to you and your job.
Did you do additional work as a freelancer or independent contractor? If you work as a freelancer, independent contractor, for cash, or in a side gig you are considered self-employed and include a Schedule C, Sole Proprietor, on your tax return.
Tax reform has suspended the deduction for job hunting, moving to a new location for a job, and all job related expenses on your federal return. However, many states are not complying with all the federal changes and still allow some, or all, of your job-related expenses.