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Recent Tax Court decision could wreak ha

Glover v. Comm, a recent tax court decision, presents several issues to Merchant Mariners. Mr. Glover worked for Reinauer Transportation. His tugs pushed oil coastwise as far as Virginia. The tugs wou

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Recent Tax Court decision could wreak havoc on Mariners

State Taxes and Mariners

Suz asked this question So, what about if you live in one state (TN) and work as a merchant mariner in another state (HI), 45 days on/45 days off rotation? Do you pay HI state taxes, or does the payro

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State Taxes and Mariners

Mariner Tax Update January 2011

E-Filing alert! How many times have you read that mariners cannot E-File? How many websites have posted this. Year after year. And then all of a sudden preparers start proclaiming “mariners can

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Mariner Tax Update January 2011

Employee vs. Non-Employee LLC and S-Corp

I’ve been a client of yours for a few years now and I had a general tax question concerning my wife’s job status. She currently works full time for a marketing firm in “Deleted”

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Employee vs. Non-Employee LLC and S-Corp Planning for Mariners and their families

Maritime Tax Preparers and the Alternati

What they don’t want you to know… This video points out the tremendous effect of the AMT on merchant mariners. Seamen taking business deductions and offsets may very well be realizing litt

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Maritime Tax Preparers and the Alternative Minimum Tax

2011 Social Security Tax Cuts

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by on December 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm

What to expect -

There will be a 2% decrease in Social Security withholding in 2011. We are normally taxed at 6.2% up to the first $106,800 earned. The benefit comes out to about $20 per thousand. This could mean a maximum savings of $2,136 (per spouse).

Irony -

  • Since we’re losing the making work pay credit, low income households may very well see a decrease in tax benefits in comparison to last year.
  • Isn’t Social Security underfunded as it is? How will this help to catch up?
  • By lowering Social Security withholding instead of providing an untaxed credit, they are able to still tax all of your savings – aka – social security wages and non social security wages are subject to the Federal Income Tax. The making work pay credit is not…

Great job guys… Please don’t become air traffic controllers :)