Traveling to Taiwan – Planning Phase

(Transferred from TripsWithUs, our travel blog.)

Starting this blog with a brief introduction of our last big trip together to Taipei, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan. The trip was in May/June 2010.

When we decided to go to Taiwan, a lot of planning and research needed to be done. None of us were from, nor know much about the country besides what we learn from twdrama (Taiwanese drama).

Here are a few things that helped shaped our itinerary. Continue reading

Taxes: The W-2c Form

Before I start, a quick reminder, taxes are due Monday, April 15! I just filed mine and wanted to share something new that I learned in the 10+ years of tax filing.

While I was gathering the necessary documents for my tax preparer, my company sent out a notice that Congress increased the maximum commuter transportation tax deductible limit from $125 to $240 and this is retroactive for 2012. Because of this change, every employee that fits the category (I file my transit expenses with my employer) will have a lower taxable wage and will be reflected on the W-2c form that they will mail out.

Great! But what is a W-2c? Continue reading