Frequently Asked Questions

I can't afford to pay my taxes right now. What should I do?

I am self-employed. What should I do about my health insurance premiums?

I was issued a 1099. What's my best course of action?

I took some courses this year to improve my work skills. Can the cost of those be deducted?

When should I deduct a credit card charge?

What should I do about charitable contributions?

What do I need to claim an exemption for a child?

If I were to make a gift of money to a friend or family member in financial difficulties, would I be able to declare it as a charitable gift on my tax return?

What is the earned income tax credit, and how do I know if I qualify?

I am retired and collecting Social Security benefits. I have other income and it is possible that some of my benefits will be taxed. Which form do I need to use?

I am a full-time college student. My parents claim me as an exemption. I work part time for the college. Do I have to file a tax return?

My house was foreclosed. How does this impact my taxes?