Jospeh Smith, Travel Tax
Joseph Smith, Travel Tax grew up in Greenville, SC, but after graduating college and marrying Daina, he hit the road as a traveling respiratory therapist. Those years were fun with assignments in MN, OH, LA, CT, PA, and MD, but in the process, he began to gather tax clients, eventually using his accounting degree more than his RT. Daina made him hang up the stethoscope because she could see what was coming next. Joe is driven. His Myers-Briggs personality profile is INTJ, aka "the mastermind," and fits him. Knowledge is to be constantly gained, categorized and utilized. That benefits you, our client, in that you know that he has his finger constantly on the pulse of the latest tax issues. When others read articles about the latest important tax court case, Joe has read the actual case itself. For that matter, he may have been the one that wrote the article that everyone else reads. He writes for magazines and blogs, posts on numerous tax forums, and answers dozens of emails every day. Travel is still a big part of his life, but now it is for seminars and consulting contracts with healthcare staffing firms, reviewing their reimbursement policies and giving recruiters inservices so they understand the tax issues better. He and Daina have almost completed their goal of having been to all 50 states (missing 4).
Travel Nursing: What is a Tax Home?
After a day of managing potent medications on a critical patient, one would think that unraveling the concept of tax home would be an easy task. Unfortunately, the concept of ...
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I Use an RV or 5th Wheel for Travel – Can I Deduct The RV Expenses?
Using an RV or 5th Wheel as your assignment lodging is a great way to work as a traveler. It removes the dreaded task of loading / unloading your vehicle ...
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The MultiState Tax Dilemma for Travelers
There have been a lot of discussions lately on our Network regarding the Home State Tax vs the Work State Tax. Joseph Smith from TravelTax.com helps explain the Multi-state Tax. ...
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What are per diems?
A lot of confusion surrounds the “per diem” payments that many travelers receive that covers lodging and meals. These payments are usually paid on a tax free basis assuming that ...
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Talking Taxes: ACA Tax Credits
In the last article we looked at the Health Insurance mandates and how the penalties apply when there are gaps in coverage which is a common problem for healthcare Travelers. ...
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ACA Tax Implications for Travelers
Guest Article provided by: Joseph Smith @ Traveltax.com ACA (aka “Obamacare”) requires all individuals carry health insurance starting with the 2014 tax year. Here is some information on ACA tax ...
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Talking Travel Nurse Taxes- The State Tax Return
But I Didn’t Work There!! …and similar comments about travel nurse taxes and state tax returns…. In previous articles, I have pointed out the difference between a permanent residence and ...
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Talking Taxes: The “Abandonment” Issue Regarding Tax Homes, Part 2
The Traveler Tax Home “Abandonment” Issue Written prior to tax reform 2017. Watch for future articles. In last month’s installment, we explored a relatively new rule some agencies impose after ...
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Talking Taxes: The Tax Home “Abandonment” Issue
Guest Article via Joseph Smith @ TravelTax.com Written prior to tax reform 2017. Watch for future articles. What is Tax Home “Abandonment”? How does tax home abandonment affect the Travel ...
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