Taxation

Educator Expenses Deduction Made Permanent

Educator Expenses Deduction Made Permanent

In 2002, an above-the-line deduction for certain classroom expenses of kindergarten through 12th-grade educators was added to the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”). Under this temporary provision of the Code K-12 teachers, instructors, counselors, principals, or aides could deduct up to $250 directly from income when reporting adjusted gross income. This temporary provision was extended six times before, as part of the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 finally made this benefit to our nation’s teachers permanent.

Homeowner Tax Deductions

Homeowner Tax Deductions

Home ownership can feel like a giant milestone in becoming a “grown up”. You finally have that place to call your very own. You get to decorate it exactly the way you want. You can paint the walls white, or green, or black, or pink. You can turn a bedroom into an office or a dining room into a personal spa. It is finally your own personal space.

Tax Tips for Actors and Artists

Tax Tips for Actors and Artists

Actors, artist, and musicians hold a special place in all of our hearts. At some point in our lives we have all been touched by the performance of an actor in a movie, TV show, or on stage. All of us have felt the thrill and excitement of hearing the latest song from our favorite band or singer. Most of us have had some piece of art hanging on our walls, even if it was simply a movie poster hanging on the wall of our dorm room. The point is that we all know and love artists.