Tax Tips

Blog posts from CPA Nerds pertaining to the topic of tax tips.

Things to Consider Before Filing for Social Security Early

When do you plan on retiring? Are you thinking about filing for social security early? You’re not alone. The Social Security Administration estimated that 3.9 million people will turn age 62 in 2015 and another 4 million will turn 62 …

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7 Tips CPA’s Wish You Knew in 2015

It may be hard to believe, but it’s tax time again! We’re all rushed, we’re all busy… but this year, let’s take a little time to help our tax preparers out. They are, after all, human too! Nix the Shoebox …

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What Is a 1099-C and What If I Receive One?

Since life isn’t always simple, it follows that tax forms aren’t either. A complicated one to look at is the 1099-C, but that’s exactly what we’re doing in our current blog. What is it? What if I receive one? Let’s have a look, shall we?

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The Basics of Roth IRA Distributions

Learn about Roth IRA distributions and how your contributions to a Roth IRA can be tax free. Generally, Roth IRA distributions of earnings are not taxable if made no sooner than five years from the first day of the first tax year for which a regular contribution was made and such distributions qualify within one of four different conditions.

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Property Sales Taxes and the Installment Method

Defer a portion of the income tax due on a gain from the sale of property with the installment method. Under the installment method, a portion of each payment is recognized as gain to the seller when received. Significant tax deferral can be achieved using this method, but there are several restrictions and limitations.

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