With the tax deadline coming up, many people have already finished their taxes or are just about to do so. A person can feel an awful lot of relief after finishing filing their taxes; it can feel good to be done with the process for yet another year. In the midst of such relief though, it can be important to remember that getting one’s taxes done doesn’t necessarily mean one is free from thinking of tax-related matters for awhile. Important tax-connected decisions can come up for a person after filing.
Divorces can impact all manner of areas of a person’s life. This includes an individual’s tax situation. For one, a divorce impacts a person’s tax filing status. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of the tax implications of divorces. Examples of things a divorce and what happened in the divorce can affect for a person tax-wise include:
In addition to their federal tax liability, another thing that can have major financial implications for a person is what kind of state and local tax liability they have. States vary considerably in what level of taxes they place on their residents.
Among the things an unpaid tax debt can expose a person to are tax liens. A tax lien can have many impacts on a taxpayer, including credit ramifications. Tax liens can show up on a person’s credit report, potentially significantly harming their credit score.
Here in Missouri, among the big tax issues that are present for businesses are sales tax issues. Sometimes, disputes can arise between a business and the state over such taxes. Such disputes can come up for all different sorts of businesses. As a case that is currently before the Missouri Supreme Court illustrates, this includes professional sports teams.
People in different stages of life can vary quite a bit in what tax issues are present for them. So, each age group can have its own set of tax mistakes it is particularly important to watch out for. Today’s post will be focused on tax mistakes for one particular group: people of retirement age.