Tag Archives: Income

Wealthy California Residents Upset About Higher Tax Rates

Residents Upset About Higher Tax Rates

Many business owners are seriously considering leaving “The Golden State” for good due to excessively high taxes.

From small business owners in the bustling town of San Diego to the top vintners in the beautiful Napa Valley, many high-income Californians are preparing to pack their bags for good.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and Phil Mic...

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and Phil Mickelson at the awards ceremony for The Players Championship in 2007, which Mickelson had just won. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

High-ranking golfer Phil Mickelson is speaking out about his feelings on this issue. He feels that he is being forced … Read the rest

Planning For 2012 Tax Changes

Potential changes in the tax laws proposed by President Obama mean that right now is a great time to start budgeting for your 2012 taxes.  One major change will be a change for those in the highest tax bracket from fifteen to nearly forty percent as part of sweeping increases in taxes collected from high-income individuals in the next ten years.

The plan calls for high taxes on earnings from dividends, a departure from earlier policies that protected earnings on this type of income.  The White House feels that the system for taxing investment earnings is one of the most … Read the rest

How Does The IRS Choose Who To Audit?

Quick Facts About the IRS Audit

Getting a letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating you’ve been selected for audit is a taxpayer’s worst nightmare and can create a lot of anxiety.

Sometimes these notices are simple, such as you forgot to sign a document or you made a math error. The more ominous possibilities, however, will question your income, deduction claims, and more.

The IRS definition of an audit states that is simple a review of a taxpayer’s return used to verify the tax amount paid and reported is correct. If you happen to be selected for an audit, … Read the rest