Income Tax Lawyers in Searcy, Arkansas

Income Tax Attorneys in Searcy, AR

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In Searcy, 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.

The federal income tax must be paid by everybody in the U.S. However, you must only pay the state income tax of the state you live in. You should talk with a financial adviser or tax attorney in Searcy, Arkansas if you are not clear about what your state and federal tax liability.

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 Searcy, Arkansas, you will face criminal charges.

Income Tax Deductions in Searcy, Arkansas

A tax deduction is a reduction in the portion of a person's income that is taxable, resulting in a lower tax liability. For example, suppose your income tax rate is 10%, and you had $50,000 in income last year. If you got a $1,000 tax deduction, your taxable income would be $49,000, and you would have to pay 10% on that. So, it would reduce your tax liability from $5000 to $4900.

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 Searcy 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 Searcy, Arkansas Tax Attorney Help?

Income tax laws can get pretty complex. If you are in Searcy, 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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