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Ask An Accountant-Can Spouses File Separate Returns?

Ask An Accountant-Can Spouses File Separate Returns?

It’s tax time! My “Ask An Accountant” series should help with many questions that may arise. Remember, if you have a tax question, email my husband who is an experienced accountant at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com. Question: Can my spouse & I file our tax returns separately? Answer: … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant: Deducting Travel Mileage

Ask An Accountant:  Deducting Travel Mileage

It’s tax time!  My “Ask An Accountant” series should help with many questions that may arise. Remember, if you have a tax question, email my husband who is an experienced accountant at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com Question: When can I deduct travel mileage for my blog/website? Answer: … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Deducting Business Mileage

Ask An Accountant-Deducting Business Mileage

It’s that time of the year to get your year end tax information organized. My “Ask An Accountant” series should help with many questions that may arise. Remember, if you have a tax question, email my husband who is an experienced accountant at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com Question: I travel quite a bit to teach coupon classes.  Can I deduct the mileage?  If so, what are the rates? Answer: … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Claiming Yard Sale Cash

Ask An Accountant-Claiming Yard Sale Cash

It’s that time of the year to get your year end tax information organized. My “Ask An Accountant” series should help with many questions that may arise. Remember, if you have a tax question, email my husband who is an experienced accountant at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com Question: Do I have to claim money I make in a yard sale? Answer: … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Claiming Pay Pal Fees

Ask An Accountant-Claiming Pay Pal Fees

It’s that time of the year to get your year end tax information organized.  My “Ask An Accountant” series should help with many questions that may arise. Remember, if you have a tax question, email my husband who is an experienced accountant at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com Question: Can I claim pay pal fees as a business expense? Answer: … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant: Paying Your Taxes On Profit

Ask An Accountant: Paying Your Taxes On Profit

It’s almost December so I know many of you may be scrambling to get your year end tax information organized.  My Ask An Accountant series should help with many questions that may arise.  Remember, if you have a tax question, email my husband who is an experienced accountant at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com Question: I have a small business and I was wondering if I pay my taxes based on the income I earn or the income left after I have paid expenses? Answer: … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant: Organizing Year End Data

Ask An Accountant: Organizing Year End Data

It’s November and we have gotten a lot of questions concerning what information you need to be prepared for tax season.  Below is a 10 point checklist for information to gather & organize for your accountant.  My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering question sent to him at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask An Accountant”. You can see previous questions/answers by clicking on “Ask An Accountant“. … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Do I Claim Swag Bucks or Daily Deal Sites Credits?

Ask An Accountant-Do I Claim Swag Bucks or Daily Deal Sites Credits?

As year end is quickly approaching, many people have tax questions and are looking for deductions to help with their taxes. My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering question sent to him at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask An Accountant”. You can see previous questions/answers by clicking on “Ask An Accountant“. Question: Do I have to claim Swag bucks credits or referral credits awarded to me from daily deal sites? … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Deducting Meal Costs For A Cooking Blog

Ask An Accountant-Deducting Meal Costs For A Cooking Blog

As year end is quickly approaching, many people have tax questions and are looking for deductions to help with their taxes.  My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering question sent to him at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask An Accountant”.  You can see previous questions/answers by clicking on “Ask An Accountant“. Question: I own a cooking blog and blog about recipes and my family meals.  Can I deduct the cost of the ingredients … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant: Blogger Question-Can I Deduct Professional Advice?

Ask An Accountant:  Blogger Question-Can I Deduct Professional Advice?

Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.  My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to me at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”.  See previous questions and answers HERE Question: I am a blogger who has recently set my site up to be a “business”. This required seeking advice from lawyers and an accountant.  Can I deduct the fees I was charged for this advice? Answer: … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-How Does IRS Determine Who To Audit?

Ask An Accountant-How Does IRS Determine Who To Audit?

  Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.  My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to me at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”.  See previous questions and answers HERE Question: My sister and law, brother in law and my husband all recently got letters from the IRS asking for all of this documentation from previous tax years. For my sister in law they are requesting information for … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Is My Blog A Business Or Hobby?

Ask An Accountant-Is My Blog A Business Or Hobby?

  Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.  My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to me at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”.  See previous questions and answers HERE Question: When should a blogger start considering themselves a business for tax  purposes? Is there certain criteria that, once hit, a blogger must start  to consider their blog a business instead of a hobby? Answer: The blog is considered a … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-IRA Early Withdrawal Penalties

Ask An Accountant-IRA Early Withdrawal Penalties

Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.  My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to me at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”.  See previous questions and answers HERE Question: I am considering taking an early withdrawal from the Rollover IRA account ($13k out).  I recently had surgery and this is needed to clear bills, debt and get the budget back.  I know I am looking at … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-How Should I Claim Day Care?

Ask An Accountant-How Should I Claim Day Care?

Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.  My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to me at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”.  See previous questions and answers HERE Question:  I have two questions:   1. Can I claim the after school program my son is in? He is in Kindergarten and instead of paying for an after school sitter we are paying for an after school program at … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Claiming Income Under $600

Ask An Accountant-Claiming Income Under $600

Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.  My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to me at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”.  See previous questions and answers HERE Question: I am a blogger who works with various affilate companies and vendors.  Is it true that if one of them pays me less than $600 a year then I don’t have to claim that income? Answer: No, that is … Read entire article »

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