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Poukisa Pwopriyete Kay nan Amerik konsidere kom yon Klas Siperye?

Kòm sezon taks la rive, anpil pwopriyetè kay ap prepare pou reklame tout kalite dediksyon taks sou pwopriyete yo. Gen anpil fason ou kapab evite peye taks kòm yon mèt kay nan Etazini. Nou gin pou ba ou yon lis nan atik ki ape vin apre.

Konbyen fwa moun yo ap eseye konvenk m 'ke pafwa lwe pi bon pase achte; sepandan, prèv yo pa konvenk mwen ase. Apa bagay tankou libète pou soti de nan yon zòn a yon lòt ak antretyen yon kay, met Kay gen anpil avantaj taks ke lokasyon pa ofri.

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Eske ou konnen wol Dediksyon, Ekzanpsyon ak Kredi jwe nan taks Ameriken?

Gen twa gwo faktè ki detèmine konbyen lajan ou pral peye Tonton Sam nan taks oswa kenbe pou tèt ou ane sa a Yo se Ekzanpsyon, Dediksyon ak Kredi. Lè ou konnen fonksyon yo, sa ap ede ou pran anpil avantaj de yo, tankou pifò moun ki fè siksè nan Amerik la.

Diferans ki genyen ant dediksyon, egzanpsyon, ak kredi kapab rezime jan sa yo: dediksyon ak egzanpsyon tou de diminye revni taksab ou, pandan ke kredi diminye taks ou.

Ekzanpsyon: Pou ane fiskal 2015, kantite lajan pou egzanpsyon pèsonèl se $ 4,000 pou ou ak pou chak depandan reklame nan taks ou.

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2015 Tax Year, our answers for some of the most asked questions

Top Tax Questions & Answers

Some of the basics of Income Tax facts, if known, can help you to take a confident first step and make your financial lives easier. Understanding state tax laws is important when preparing your tax returns. Some questions which are frequently asked by the filers are discussed here to ease your responsibility.

Maybe you often wonder about the issue that whether cancellation of a debt would be considered as an income during the year when it happened. A waiver of certain debt may be allowed by your credit card issuer or in case of a student loan or when your house is foreclosed, or there could be many other numerous situations to name. Since you were supposed to pay that debt out of your income or have already set that debt amount and paid from some previous year's income, when such debt is waived by your creditor, that saving of expenses would be again construed as an income for that year and you will have the liability to pay tax on that amount forgone. One exception to this principle is relief under Mortgage Debt Relief Act.

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Government delays Tax implementation plan under protest threat

The Government of Martelly-Paul is not ready to deal with a protest over new taxes they want to introduce at this time, at least not this month which can come with it own set of problem with the election results just around the corner. Communication Minister Mario Dupuy just announced that the decision of the government to increase fees such as passport, licenses, etc..will be delayed until December, 2015.

The government has decided to back off for and delay the implementation of these unpopular taxes as the Employee Union in the country is preparing for a two day protest starting November 9. We are not sure whether or not the decision by the government to delay the implementation of taxes will have an effect on the scheduled protest.

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DGI collected 68 percent of expected by mid fiscal year 2014-2015

On Monday, June 8, 2015, Mr. Miradin Morlan, the holder of the General Tax Directorate (DGI) has announced that DGI had collected more than 17 billion gourdes, 68% of the total expected revenue of 25 billion gourdes, in the middle of the 2014-15 fiscal year, excluding the taxes collected by different directorates and tax centers in provincial towns whose collections are expected to be reported shortly. New software will be operational soon which will ensure a better and rational management of tax records and maintenance of the security level of the revenue collected. The tax payers can avail online tax payment and declaration facilities in a simplified way like the cities of Hinche and Cap Haitien which have already been computerized. At the end of the current month, the DGI will inaugurate a new building towards its effort on decentralization with connectivity. DGI was created by a notification in "Le Moniteur" on Thursday, June 12, 1924, through an enactment dated June 6th, 1924 under the presidency of Louis Borno, and the department has celebrated its 91st birthday on last Saturday, June 6th.

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The Directorate General of Taxation (DGI) Vs Andre Apaid

Commissioner Joseph Montinor of the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) has some explaining to do as to why his office seized industrialist Michel Apaid's passport at the Toussaint Louverture Airport before he boarded a flight for travel abroad. The reason given was Apaid had not paid taxes on his privately-held company after his deductible period expired in 2005.

Apaid's attorney has come to his defense to clear his name in the public domain. Gervais Charles points out Apaid's franchise was extended another ten years, and he never owed taxes to the state as ex-Senator Joseph Lambert had claimed Apaid did.

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Wyclef Jean unable to pay debt, there ain't no money

According to Wyclef Jean's accountant in an email to his creditors: "there ain't no money". His business manager declared that the singer was broke.

Wyclef Jean agreed in 2013 to pay the law firm Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman $100,000 to settle an outstanding bill that had reached $133,000. The disbursement were to be as follows Wyclef Jean was to pay the firm $10,000 by August 1, 2013, and $50,000 by year's end. However, record showed that he did not make any payment.

In addition, The Haitian Rap Singer is still dealing with a tax lien of around $2.9 million that he has not paid

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Moise Jean-Charles urges Civil disobedience and Not to pay Tax

How many people are going to follow this order from Moise Jean Charles?

Moise Jean Charles wants the population to move to the next stage of the protest. According to the Senator of North, people should stop paying taxes to the government and he wants everyone to engage in public Civil disobedience.

The opposition wants to schedule the next major protest in front of the U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince. According to Moise Jean-Charles, the American government is responsible for Michel Martelly

I guess he assumes that Michel Martelly no longer has any power in Haiti.

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Increase in Border Patrols to Reduce Smuggling, Collect Revenues

The government of Haiti (GOH) has allocated funding to General Administration of Customs (AGD) for recruitment of patrol agents. The first class of 125 graduated in June 2013. The graduation ceremony was held at Royal Oasis Hotel with Prime Minister Lamothe; Economy and Finance Minister Laleau, and AGD Director Jean-Baptiste present. Lamothe encouraged the graduates to represent GOH with ". . . patriotism and professionalism" as they carry out their duties.

GOH recognizes they must provide support to the AGD to defeat smuggling and bring in more customs revenue. Lamothe said the patrol agents are to serve two purposes: one, protect the borders from smuggling activities, and, two, reassert the sovereignty of GOH.

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National Education Fund (FNE)

Upon his election in April 2011, Martelly vowed to provide free education to Haitians. He went on with this plan by launching the National Education Fund (FNE), which was supposed to be funded by taxes collected from international calls and money transfers. Even though the constitution denies the president the power to levy taxes, the government pushed through with Martelly's plan.

The program sounded promising but six months after its implementation, concerns started to arise, with people asking where the fund is being used. Martelly himself said he didn't know the exact amount the plan has collected so far and pointed journalists to CONATEL, which is the one managing the fund. CONATEL then revealed that only Digicel and COMCEL were included in their accounts. No one can say how much the fund is. Some said it's $28 million, while others insisted that it's only $2 million.

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