Made in America: The Pursuit of Life, Liberty & Global Opportunities

This election season, Republicans and Democrats don’t seem to agree on much. But 95% of voters — regardless of which U.S. presidential candidate they favor — support American-made products. The vast majority of Americans also favor training programs, trade enforcement, tax incentives and a national strategy to support U.S. manufacturing, according to the Alliance for […]

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Worker Misclassification

Finally the IRS addresses a problem experienced by some employers and not-for-profit organizations: the misclassification of workers in “sheltered workshops” as independent contractors rather than employees. IRS Revenue Ruling 65-165 clarifies the treatment of disabled workers in the following situations: Individuals in training in a rehabilitation program designed to prepare them for placement in private […]

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Tax Advice for Military Families and Veterans

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans are required to pay taxes on their income like everyone else. But special rules sometimes apply. Here’s an overview of key tax benefits that the IRS provides to military personnel to thank them for risking their lives for our country. Combat Zone Exemption One of the most […]

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Student Loan Relief: Taxable or Not?

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we’d like to talk about one of the biggest issues facing many Americans today. It’s no secret that today’s college students often leave school with mountains of student loan debt. There are multiple ways to be relieved of student loan debt, including the debt being paid off as a […]

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10 Elections That Can Save Money on Your 2015 Federal Taxes

1. Joint vs. Separate Returns One of the first decisions for a married couple to make is whether to file jointly or separately. Most couples will fare better with a joint return, but that’s not always the case. For example, one spouse might have a disproportionately high amount of casualty losses or deductible medical or […]

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