Roni Deutch's Articles en-us Tax Lady Roni Deutch Suggests 10 Free Mobile Apps All Taxpayers Should Download This Tax Season Last week the IRS announced they had launched a mobile application, which got me thinking about all the free tax apps available for smart phones these days. 1. The IRS's App Last week the IRS unveiled their new IRS2Go mobile app for iPhones and Andr... 08th March 2011 Preventing Tax Related Identity Theft The United States Federal Trade Commission estimates as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Identity theft is a crime in which an impostor obtains key pieces of someone else’s personal identifying information - such as Soci... 09th February 2011 Prepare Early for the Tax Filing Deadline The IRS officially began accepting returns for most taxpayers, and will allow all returns to be filed in just a few weeks. Although tax filing season has not officially began yet everyone, there are plenty of actions you can take now to help make preparin... 09th February 2011 Roni Deutch Answers Common Questions About Bankruptcy and Tax Debts It is not uncommon for those calling my law firm about their IRS tax debt to ask about Bankruptcy. Will my tax debts be resolved by filing for bankruptcy? Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to this first question, as it will depend on... 12th January 2011 Common Questions About End of the Year Tax Planning I know, the holidays are upon us, and the last thing anyone is thinking about is tax season. But as New Year’s creeps into view, this is your last chance to make money-saving moves for your taxes. 1. Why should I start planning now? Most taxpayers d... 06th December 2010 How the Republican Majority in the House will Impact US Tax Law Leading up to the election last week, Republican candidates promised serious tax law changes in the next two years. However, since Democrats retained control of the Senate, many are wondering which, if any, of these promises will actually come to fruition... 03rd December 2010 Tax Advice for American Farmers The farming industry has been a major part of America since our country began, and continues to thrive today. Fortunately, the government provides special tax incentives for farmers, but navigating the complicated IRS tax code can be difficult even for st... 10th November 2010 Looming Tax Increases in 2011 As we wait for Congress to take up a handful of tax and financial issues, taxpayers across the country are wondering what tax laws will change in 2011. A handful of tax cuts and incentives are scheduled to expire at the end of the year, and unless Congres... 20th October 2010 The Tax Benefits of Donating a Vehicle Donating a car is a great way to help out a charity of your choice while, at the same time, lowering your tax liability. However, over the past few years the IRS has cracked down on vehicle donations, after decades of abuse. This article explains how to c... 23rd September 2010 The United States Tax Court The United States Tax Court was created by Congress as an independent judicial authority for taxpayers disputing certain Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determinations. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has the power to determine tax deficiencies for ta... 16th September 2010 What All Taxpayers Should Know About Early IRA Withdrawals Although the purpose of an IRA is to save for the future, it is not uncommon for taxpayers to ‘borrow' money from their account. Unfortunately, there are severe tax penalties that are assessed when you make an early withdrawal. Here are some tax implica... 09th September 2010 6 Popular Business Tax Myths Debunked Working for yourself, while incredibly rewarding, can be very stressful. Between estimated tax payments, accountants, and tax preparers, it is hard to keep a clear head. To make matters worse, there are dozens of business tax myths, which make tax plannin... 01st September 2010 Roni Deutch Explains the Tanning Tax When President Obama signed the health care reform bill, it signaled the beginning of dozens of tax law changes. Some gradual tax increases are scheduled over the next few years, while others took affect immediately. To help those looking for more informa... 04th August 2010 Vehicles that Still Qualify for an IRS Tax Credit Unfortunately, many of the federal tax credits for popular hybrids - such as the Toyota Prius - expired quite a while ago. However, although a handful of vehicles no longer qualify for the tax incentives, there are plenty of energy efficient automobiles t... 19th July 2010 6 Pros and Cons of Value Added Taxes Since we have been hearing so much about a Federal VAT over the past few years, I wanted to take a minute to review some of the largest pros and cons of such a tax with all of my blog readers. PRO: Increased Revenue Obviously, the largest benefit of... 31st May 2010 What is IRS Injured Spouse Relief Dealing with a back tax debt of your own can be stressful enough, but being held responsible for the back tax liability of a spouse - or former spouse - can be even more trying. Fortunately, there may be relief from being held responsible for your spouse'... 24th May 2010 Make Taxes Less Stressful by Preparing Throughout the Year Now that tax season has passed you can finally relax. However, by preparing throughout the year you can help make next tax season less stressful. Collect and Store 2009 Tax Documents Now that tax season is officially over it is time to store your fi... 19th May 2010 The Pros and Cons of Taxes on Carbonated Beverages With the recent passage of Obama's health care reform bill, two topics have been in the news frequently: tax increases and the health of American citizens. One such tax increase is the so called "soda tax" which have been mentioned in Congress multiple ti... 30th April 2010 The Tax Incentives to Go Green in 2010 Although the bad economy and unemployment problems have most Americans watching their budgets closely, you may be surprised to find out how many tax incentives there are for going green in 2010. As you can see, there are plenty of credits and tax breaks f... 15th April 2010 Reasons to File your Tax Return Sooner Than Later It is February already, and tax season began weeks ago. If you have already prepared your tax return, pat yourself on the back. However, if you are like most Americans and have not even started, then you will want to get your return filed as soon as possi... 17th February 2010 2009 Green Tax Credits Many taxpayers are asking Roni Deutch Tax Centers across the country about the available "green" tax credits for individuals and their requirements for the 2009 tax season. Two available credits striking a lot of interest are an electric motor-vehicle and... 12th February 2010 How to Make Tax Deductible Donations to Haiti There are dozens of organizations working to provide assistance to the people of Haiti, and to help encourage Americans to make a donation please enjoy the following list of ways to contribute as well as a brief explanation of how you can deduct the contr... 08th February 2010 5 Popular Tactics Used by Dishonest Tax Resolution Companies To help consumers avoid being taken advantage of by these companies, the attorneys of Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation have put together a list of five alarming tactics employed by some of these companies that you should be wary of before you r... 08th February 2010 7 Tax Tips for Musicians For many musicians, the idea of making a decent living doing what they love is practically a dream come true. However, making a profit in the music industry can be difficult enough without having to worry about the tax laws and restrictions that can make ... 01st February 2010 2010 - The Year With No Estate Tax At the end of 2009, the U.S. Senate attempted to decide the fate of the estate tax. Unfortunately, members of Congress failed to pass any type of change to the laws surrounding this tax, which will likely create a mess over the next few years for anyone i... 08th January 2010 Everything you Need to Know About Innocent Spouse Relief When you are married, you can either file a joint tax return with your spouse, or you can file separate returns. If you and your spouse file a return together, then you are both equally liable for all taxes during the years you are married, as well as any... 23rd December 2009 Holiday Season Tax Tips From Roni Deutch The holiday season is in full swing, and while your children's heads may be filled with visions of sugarplums, yours is probably full of nightmares about the upcoming tax season. The holidays are expensive, and while hitting up the sales rack may save you... 23rd December 2009 8 Tips for American Taxpayer Living Abroad If you thought filing a tax return every year as an American citizen was overwhelming, then you may be astounded to learn how difficult paying taxes are for a U.S. citizen living abroad. All American citizens are required to pay their taxes, regardless of... 16th December 2009 7 Common Questions About IRS Offers in Compromise One of the IRS settlement programs that confuses taxpayers the most is the IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC). To help anyone looking for a better understanding about the IRS OIC program, please enjoy the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Of... 10th December 2009 Tax Debts and the Taxpayer Advocate Service Have you ever dealt with an IRS representative who is less than helpful? This is a frustrating predicament for taxpayers that just want to put their IRS tax debt behind them so they can move on with their lives. However, it is easy to forget that the IRS ... 03rd December 2009 Tax Implications of the Affordable Health Care for America Act The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR3962: the Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009. The legislation is thousands of pages long, making it difficult for regular taxpayers to understand how the bill will affect them. Tax Penalt... 02nd December 2009 Foreign Income Tax Breaks The tax breaks available to foreign income earners are: the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, the Foreign Housing Exclusion, and the Foreign Housing Deduction. In order to claim any of these deductions, your tax home must be in a foreign country, you must ... 02nd December 2009 The Benefits of Retaining a Tax Lawyer vs Negotiating your own Settlement Although taxpayers have the right to negotiate directly with the IRS, it is often a good idea to hire a professional, such as an attorney, to represent you in the negotiations. However, there are some instances where a taxpayer may be better off working d... 24th November 2009 7 Most Commonly Overlooked Sources of Taxable Income Sometimes a person gets in debt to the IRS because they just do not understand the complex US Tax Code. And who can blame them? Taxes are complicated and trying to read through convoluted IRS explanations of the rules is daunting. Many taxpayers are not a... 28th April 2009 What is the 2008 Standard Deduction The standard deduction may seem confusing at first glance, but when broken down, it really is quite simple. Many taxpayers spend a lot of time every tax season trying to figure out if the standard deduction or itemizing is right for them. To help clear th... 27th March 2009 7 Tax Tips for Married Couples Between the ever-evolving tax code, dozens of new credits and deduction, it can hard for married couples to know where they stand. If you and your spouse are having troubles with your taxes then please consider the following 7 tax tips for married couples... 19th March 2009