Since leaving the U.S. Department of Treasury (IRS) in 1995, Scott has made tax education his primary focus. This has included authoring several books, speaking at numerous conventions, seminars and other group events, hosting webinars and appearing on live TV on many occasions to encourage people to consider tax planning as a vital component of their overall financial well-being. As a continuation of this goal to help average Americans understand the tax system, the IRS and ways to beat the system and lower their overall tax bills, Scott will be adding forms, checklists and other helpful tax information to this page on a frequent basis. Please check back regularly to see how you can lower your tax bill via some new tax strategies/tax solutions!
The following Small Business Start-Up Checklist is provided as a guide for those considering a new business venture. Prior to beginning any business venture, it is important to understand the challenges that lie ahead. http://scottestill.com/bsiness-start-4/ [...]
December 2017: A few Tax Tips to Reduce Your Taxes! NOTE: Not all tax tips are applicable to all taxpayers. Please consult with your tax adviser/professional to see if these tips may work for you. [...]
Many of my clients have invested in and continue to invest in real estate, along with the stock market/options and many other investment vehicles. I am speaking on a 5 day high yield investors cruise [...]
There are many tax benefits to home ownership (owning your personal residence). These include tax deductions that you can claim in the year that you purchase the home, along with tax deductions for the years [...]
Qualifying as a Real Estate Professional has many tax benefits which help to reduce current income taxes. Like most other tax planning strategies, the rules are complex and often very confusing. This short article on real estate [...]
Many rental property owners fail to account for all of their "ordinary and necessary" rental property tax deductions, causing them to overpay their taxes every year. These include any actual out-of-pocket expenses (such as repairs, [...]