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Clint Bentz Speaks to Oregon Small Woodlands

In partnership with the Oregon Small Woodlands Association and support from OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Tree Farm System, the Committee for Family Forestlands sponsored a symposium in January 2015 on these tax issues to describe the breadth of this subject and to…

Claiming Charitable Contribution Deductions

For many individual taxpayers, a charitable contribution is a significant deduction on Schedule A, Itemized Deductions. These gifts may be made in the form of money (cash, check, credit card, or payroll deduction) or property (non-cash items). The form of donation and the amount of the donation will generally dictate the required documentation or substantiation that…

What is NII and Will it Cause NIIT?

For tax years after December 31, 2012, individuals, trusts, and estates are subject to a 3.8 percent Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), if their modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) exceeds a threshold amount determined by their filing status: married filing joint, married filing separately, or single.  Some of you may have experienced this new tax…

WHAT DOES YOUR W-2 SAY ABOUT YOU?

The Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, is a form millions of Americans receive annually.  The form is required to be prepared by every employer engaged in a trade or business who pays remuneration for services performed by an employee. The form is prepared with five copies to be distributed as follows: Social Security Administration…

The End of 2013 is Just Round the Corner

Hopefully there will not be a repeat of the 16-day government shutdown following the 12 days of Christmas.  The IRS has already announced to tax preparers that they likely will not be accepting tax returns prior to January 28, but maybe not until February 4 – more specific dates will be announced in December. Each…