Archive for February, 2009

$8,000 Tax Bonus for First-time Homeowners

Obama stimulus plan includes up to $8,000 of tax credit for those who purchase home first time. At times when real estate business has stalled, this dangling a carrot in front of would-be buyers is aimed at bringing housing industry back to life. The tax...

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US Expat Tax Filing

People who live and work outside of their home country have unique and sometimes complex tax filing obligations. US expats – that’s citizens, residents and green card holders who are working overseas – are always required to file a US tax return and declare their...

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IRS to Crack UBS Vault Open

You better come in now before your name comes out.   The message of the IRS is clear.  While Swiss banks are renown for their privacy, they have become the resort of tax evaders ot large proportions. With recession hammering harder, IRS sems determined to...

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Bushfire Tax Relief

In an effort to help those who suffered most from the bushfires, the government of Victoria announced an extensive stamp duty relief. Businesses that were incapacitated as a result of the fires will also be relieved of land tax. This tax relief also extends to...

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Don’t leave your tax in the US!

It’s not too late to get a tax refund from the US if you worked there in 2005. The deadline for 2005 tax refunds closes on April 15th so apply now to make sure your US tax cash isn’t left there forever. US tax law...

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2005 US Tax Refunds Closing Soon

US tax law gives people who have worked in the states up to three years to claim back a tax refund of any overpaid tax. For 2005 US tax refunds the three years is now up and the deadline for claiming a refund is approaching fast - applications close...

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Canadian Tax Season Kicks Off

The ski season in Canada may be drawing to a close but the tax season is just beginning! In two weeks time the Canadian tax office will begin accepting applications for Canada tax refunds from the 2008 tax year – which ended on December 31st....

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