Income Tax Lawyers in Lowell, Arkansas

Income Tax Attorneys in Lowell, AR

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In Lowell, Arkansas, 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 Arkansas 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 Lowell, Arkansas if you aren't clear about what system your state has.

For years, rumors have circulated that the federal income tax is illegal or unconstitutional. These rumors are false: the federal government has explicit constitutional authority to tax income under the 16th Amendment. Still, "tax protesters" employ some fringe constitutional arguments, none of which have been successful. In Lowell, Arkansas, failing to pay your income tax can, and likely will, result in criminal prosecution.

Income Tax Deductions in Lowell, Arkansas

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.

There is also something called a tax credit, which is treated as a partial payment of the income tax. A tax credit almost always results in a lower tax bill than a deduction of the same amount.

Lots of expenses that are common in Lowell are tax deductible. Federal tax deductions include mortgage interest, union dues, interest paid on mortgages, and others.

If you live in a state that has an income tax, some of these expenses might also be deductible, though that depends on the specific tax laws of Arkansas.

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How Can A Lowell, Arkansas Tax Attorney Help?

Income tax laws can get pretty complex. If you are in Lowell, Arkansas and have any questions about your taxes, you should consult with an accountant or local tax attorney to avoid tax problems, such as audit or wage garnishment.

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