Category Archives: Stimulus Bill

What are Our Income Taxes Used For?

Tax Act

No one likes to pay taxes. In fact, you may even wonder where your hard earned money goes. It’s especially upsetting to hear that government money was used to fund some insane research, like whether or not mice like cheese. Regardless, you have to pay them. Still, it helps to know where that money goes. This April, maybe you’ll be a bit more at ease knowing that your tax dollars are actually be used for some pretty amazing things.

How Are Federal Income Taxes Used?

It may surprise you, because our military gets paid so little, but over 50% of … Read more at 2008 Taxes.

Income that is Not Taxable

Income that is Not Taxable

Almost all income earned by American citizens is taxable but there are some exceptions that the IRS makes based on taw law. Some forms of income that the IRS deems not to be nontaxable include adoption expense reimbursements, child support, gifts, worker’s compensation benefits, welfare benefits, and economic stimulus payments received during the last tax year.

Sometimes Taxable

Then there are a couple forms of income that are at times taxable and at other times nontaxable. When you are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, those proceeds are not taxed. But if an insured … Read more at 2008 Taxes.

Federal Stimulus Bill Provides Tax Benefits

Federal Stimulus Bill Provides Tax Benefits

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act also known as the Federal Stimulus Bill provides a number of new benefits for tax payers and the unemployed. Included in the new federal law is an AMT patch, First Time Home Buyer Credit, and a Car Buyer Tax Deduction.

AMT Patch

The Alternative Minimum Tax continues to affect more and more Americans as salaries gradually increase over time and the tax law does not adjust or index to inflation. In the recently enacted  stimulus bill, the federal government has patched the AMT law to keep levels similar … Read more at 2008 Taxes.