Income Tax Lawyers in Mena, Arkansas

Income Tax Attorneys in Mena, AR

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In Mena, Arkansas, an income tax is imposed on a certain percentage of the income of all individuals and businesses. Generally, 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 Mena, 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 Mena, Arkansas, failing to pay your income tax can, and likely will, result in criminal prosecution.

Income Tax Deductions in Mena, 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.

This should not be confused with a tax credit, which is simply a reduction in somebody's tax bill. A tax credit will usually reduce your tax liability far more than a tax deduction of the same amount.

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

If your state has an income tax, it likely has many of the same deductions, though they could vary widely. This will depend on the particular laws of Arkansas.

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How Can A Mena, Arkansas Tax Attorney Help?

Income tax laws are notoriously complex. If you live in Mena, Arkansas and run into any type of tax problems, including an audit or wage garnishment, a local tax attorney would almost certainly be able to help.

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