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What is IRS Form 8606: Nondeductible IRAs
Taxpayers use Form 8606 to report a number of transactions relating to what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calls "Individual Retirement Arrangements" and what most people just call IRAs. These are accounts that provide tax incentives to save and invest money for retirement. Read more…

What is Form 4952: Investment Interest Expense Deduction
If you borrow money to purchase an investment, you may qualify for a tax break. The IRS allows certain taxpayers to take a tax deduction for the interest expense on some loans using Form 4952. However, the tax ramifications of investment interest can be complicated, as the IRS only allows a deduction for certain types of investment interest. Additionally, the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) could completely disallow the use of your investment interest deduction. Read more…

What is Form 4255: Recapture of Investment Credit?
When is a tax credit not a tax credit? When the IRS takes it back. If you're in the situation where you have to file IRS Form 4255, you might have to pay back a tax credit you've earned in prior years. This process, known as recapture, occurs if you claim a credit—in this case, a credit for a specific type of business investment—and then no longer qualify for that credit. Read more…

What is a Schedule Q Form?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has two very different forms that go by the name Schedule Q. One of them is for people who participate in certain real estate investments; this is known as a Form 1066 Schedule Q. The other Schedule Q deals with employer benefit plans. It's not something an individual taxpayer would normally have to deal with, though a small business owner might need it. Read more…

Understanding Tax Liability for Investments
Whether you’re investing for short term profit or long-term goals, understanding your tax liability from gains and losses can help you make better investment decisions. Read more…


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