Income Tax Lawyers in Rainbow City, Alabama

Income Tax Attorneys in Rainbow City, AL

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In Rainbow City, Alabama, an income tax is imposed on a certain percentage of the income of all individuals and businesses. Usually, income from all sources can be taxed. The federal government has the power to impose an income tax thanks to the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, enacted in 1916 after the Supreme Court had, on more than one occasion, found a federal income tax to be unconstitutional. Of course, before and after the creation of the federal income tax, states, including Alabama were free to impose income taxes of their own.

Everybody in the United States must pay the federal income tax. However, you only have to pay the state income tax of the state in which you reside. You should speak with an accountant or tax lawyer in Rainbow City, Alabama if you aren't clear about what system your state has.

You may have heard rumors that the income tax is unconstitutional, and one's obligation to pay the federal income tax can be fought in court. However, this position relies on fringe constitutional arguments which have never been adopted by any U.S. court. If you refuse to pay your federal income tax in Rainbow City, Alabama, you will face criminal charges.

Income Tax Deductions in Rainbow City, Alabama

A tax deduction is a reduction in one's taxable income. It results in less of your income being taxable, which causes a lower tax liability.

Don't confuse a tax deduction with a tax credit. A tax credit simply reduces your tax bill by the amount of the credit. A tax credit typically reduces your tax bill more than a deduction of the same amount.

Under federal law, many expenses in Rainbow City are tax-deductible, including interest paid on a mortgage, charitable contributions, the cost of tax advice, and union or professional dues, among many others.

If your state has an income tax, some of these expenses might be deductible from your state taxes, as well, but that depends on the law of Alabama.

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How Can A Rainbow City, Alabama Tax Attorney Help?

Income tax laws in Rainbow City, Alabama can get fairly complex. You should speak with an accountant or tax lawyer if you have any questions about your income tax liability.

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