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  • Cooling a tax bill with energy credits

    You can earn tax credits when replacing your air conditioning system as long as it meets the energy-efficient requirements, says CPA George Saenz.

    Dec 08, 2006
  • Sorting out nanny tax rules

    Principally the IRS is looking to collect Social Security and Medicare tax on wages paid to your household help, says CPA George Saenz.

    Nov 10, 2006
  • Deducting rental property losses

    Rental real estate losses are not allowed to married or single taxpayers whose AGI exceeds $150,000 a year, says CPA George Saenz.

    Nov 08, 2006
  • Converting to a Roth IRA

    The Roth conversion is an oddity, making people pay more tax now in exchange for a future promise that you will not have to pay tax, says CPA George Saenz.

    Oct 25, 2006
  • Capital gains on sale of home with farm

    If the avocados produce a profit, then the land is considered farmland and when sold would not qualify for capital gain exclusion from the sale of your home.

    Aug 01, 2006
  • Student wants tax exemption on condo

    Whether you can exclude capital gains on the sale of your jointly owned condo largely depends on if it served as your principal residence, says CPA George Saenz.

    Jun 13, 2006