state income tax

State Income Taxes & NBA Free Agency

After the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA championship back in June, interest in the NBA hardly waned. Soon after the LeBron James and company hoisted the championship trophy in Oakland, the NBA free agency began and a multitude of players changed teams including Kevin Durant, Dwayne Wade, Joakim Noah and Brandon Jennings (the latter two to our hometown Knicks). For NBA players it seemingly is just another contract and another (out-of-this-world) payday. Well, it is of course but there’s more to it than this.

The Most Overlooked Tax Deductions, Part 8

This is the eighth part of our series of blogs on the most overlooked tax deductions. In this blog, we will attempt to summarize the first half or group of prior articles in the series. For a more a detailed overview, see the blogs themselves!


Job Search Expenses

As long as the position of employment sought is in the same line of work as a current or most recent job, job search expenses may be deducted as miscellaneous expenses if itemized.

Moving Expenses for a First Job

Taxes And Winning The Lottery

Hopefully, if one of us is ever lucky enough to win a big lottery jackpot, we won’t care about how much of it we have to “share” with Uncle Sam as taxes. But winning any immense lottery jackpot, especially some of the recent Powerball or Mega-Million grand prizes, is likely to result in a considerable share for the Department of the Treasury. How much in tax would the IRS receive from a $500 million lotto winner?