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  1. Should You Be Worried About a Tax Audit This Year?

    Tax audits have decreased in recent years and are targeted toward high earners and business owners.
  2. An Overview of Itemized Deductions

    President Trump may get rid itemized deductions.
  3. Can Trump Kill the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?

    Getting rid of the AMT would be great for upper-middle class taxpayers.
  4. Tax Planning Strategies for Changes Under Trump

    Trump's proposed tax plan says taxpayers will save $6.2 trillion in income tax over the first decade.
  5. How to File a Tax Extension

    Learn the process you need to follow to get an extra six months to file your tax return.
  6. Simple Last-Minute Tax Tips

    A little preparation and organization can take the stress out of last-minute tax filing.
  7. Top 10 Mistakes on Tax Returns

    These common mistakes on tax returns are easily avoided. Here's what to double-check before you file your return this year.
  8. What Will Get You Audited by the IRS on 2016 Taxes

    These items on your 2016 taxes could make the IRS decide to audit you.
  9. Countries with the Highest Income Taxes

    Before you move to one of these countries with the highest income taxes, think through the overall tax situation - and what ...
  10. Why You Don’t Want a Big Tax Refund

    While a tax refund may seem like a nice spring bonus, it is actually a free loan to the government.
  11. How Tax Cuts Stimulate the Economy

    Learn the logic behind the belief that reducing government income benefits everyone.
  12. Declaring Bankruptcy is no Easy Out

    Going bankrupt can help pull you out of debt, but it's rarely the best option.
  13. Trump-Branded Taxes - Another Luxury Product (Opinion)

    Trump's tax plan offers less and less to most taxpayers – and more and more to the top tier.
  14. Bankruptcy Consequences

    You've done the deed and are out from under your debts – or embarked on a repayment plan. What consequences can you expect ...
  15. Why You Can't Send the IRS Prefilled Tax Returns

    Lobbying by Intuit, H&R Block and others keeps the IRS from sending out prefilled tax returns that taxpayers can review, ...
  16. Why You Need to Know Your Cost Basis

    Morgan Stanley's error is a reminder to track the cost basis of your investments.
  17. Savings and Tax Strategies Missed by Physicians

    Doctors and others often don't take complete advantage of health savings accounts and 401(k)s.
  18. Seven Deadly Sins to Avoid During Tax Season

    Make sure your tax return is error-free before filing with these seven tips.
  19. How Tax Refunds Can Hurt Your Retirement

    A refund can represent a lost opportunity cost for things you could have done in the past.
  20. What Is a DISC Tax Break and Can It Make You Rich?

    How two brothers used a Domestic International Sales Corporation to get $3 million personal tax breaks. So far, it's legal.
  21. 4 Things to Know Before Filing Taxes This Year

    Keeping these four things in mind will help this tax season go more smoothly for you.
  22. Know the Latest IRS Scams

    How do IRS scammers go about stealing your personal information? Their methods include hacking, malicious software and psychological ...
  23. Tax Issues If You Relocate

    What are the tax implications of moving during retirement? They could likely affect your cost of living.
  24. Which Countries Have the Highest Taxes on High Incomes?

    These countries charge the highest taxes on high incomes.
  25. Taking Advantage of Property Tax Abatement Programs

    Increase your home's value without increasing your property taxes.
  26. Partnership Tax Filing Deadline is Now March 15th

    The deadline is now a month earlier than last year, but you can still file for an extension.
  27. There Is Still Time to Save on Your 2016 Taxes

    You still have time to defer some income and save money on your 2016 taxes.
  28. Don't Stress This Tax Season, Prepare Instead

    Follow these strategies to help reduce tax-deadline stress for you and your CPA.
  29. How Trump’s Proposals Can Impact Your Taxes

    How Trump's proposed tax changes could affect your taxes depends on your current tax bracket.
  30. Investing in Property Tax Liens

    Investing in property tax liens can be a viable alternative for experienced investors who are familiar with the real estate ...
  31. Cut Taxes By Reporting Property Damage

    Know the options you have for your insured property if and when a disaster strikes.
  32. Sell Your Rental Property For a Profit

    Being a landlord can be taxing, especially when you want to sell. Find out how to reduce your burden.
  33. What Will I Pay for Tax Preparation Fees?

    Tax preparation fees aren't one size fits all. What you pay will vary – depending on the complexity of your return, who does ...
  34. Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Home Sales?

    Taxes are only paid on home sales if your proceeds exceed a certain amount.
  35. Should You Let Turbo Tax Share Your Data?

    Should you let TurboTax share your data? Possible reward: great deals on student loan refinancing. But there are issues.
  36. Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Your Home Sale

    If you have property to sell and want to avoid capital gains tax, a Section 1031 exchange may be the answer.
  37. 3 Ways to Start Lowering Next Year's Tax Bill Now

    Here are three ways you can start to lower next year's tax bill.
  38. It's Tax Season, Are You Prepared?

    It's tax season again. Use these tips to be prepared to file and protect yourself from cybercrime.
  39. Property Taxes: How They Are Calculated

    Understanding how property taxes work will ensure that you won't be overcharged.
  40. 8 Ways You Can Minimize Taxes

    Here are eight ways to cut back your personal taxes.
  41. Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    Understanding your property taxes can protect you from financial shocks.
  42. H&R Block Gets IBM's Watson for Your Taxes (HRB, IBM)

    Can IBM’s Watson help with your taxes? H&R Block is betting that the famed artificial intelligence solution will increase ...
  43. Tax Breaks for Second-Home Owners

    Owning a second home is a great investment for a variety of reasons, but you need to know the tax implications of multi-home ...
  44. A Tax Primer for Homeowners

    Go beyond interest and find out how mortgage points affect your taxable income.
  45. H&R Block vs. TurboTax vs. Jackson Hewitt

    There are more and more tax services to help ease the pain of filing income taxes. Here's our take on three of the biggest.
  46. Top Software to Prepare Taxes Free by April 2017

    A place that fills out and files your taxes free of charge? It's no myth, as long as you have a simple return. Read on to ...
  47. 5 Easy Tax Tips for New Families

    New and young families may find they have special tax planning concerns.
  48. 7 Tips to Prepare for Tax Season

    These tips can help ease the pain of tax season.
  49. Should You Represent Yourself vs. the IRS?

    If you face a personal or business tax audit, should you represent yourself vs. the IRS? In most cases, no. Here's why.
  50. Property Taxes: 4 Little-Known Ways to Reduce Them

    Here are little-known ways you can reduce your property tax liability.
  51. Avoid an Audit: 6 "Red Flags" You Should Know

    Don't make yourself a target - steer clear of these attention-grabbing tax-filing practices.
  52. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  53. Your Tax Preparer Screwed Up – Now What?

    Even professional tax preparers can make mistakes. What to do if it happens on your tax return.
  54. Tax Planning Strategies for Individuals in 2017

    The uncertainty surrounding President-Elect Trump may have a significant impact on tax planning.
  55. 5 Ways You Can Start Preparing For Tax Season

    Being prepared and using the right tax professional can make your tax season go smoothly.
  56. State Tax Issues to Know When You Leave the Military

    When you're budgeting for post-military life, certain state tax issues need to be considered.
  57. 5 Tax Moves To Make Before Year End

    Taxes aren't avoidable, but you shouldn't pay more than your fair share. Here are five moves you can make at year's end to ...
  58. 5 Year-End Tax Strategies to Prepare for 2017

    Here are five strategies to implement before the end of the year that could help lower your tax bill.
  59. Where Can You Buy Tax Free on Amazon? (AMZN)

    Time was, you could shop online without paying sales tax. That's less and less the case.
  60. Create a Tax-Efficiency Team With Tax Professionals

    When financial advisors collaborate with tax advisors, the end result is efficient tax mitigation.
  61. Have You Started Year-End Tax Planning?

    Here’s a look at some considerations for year-end planning for taxable (non-retirement) accounts.
  62. Tax-Efficient Portfolio Tips for High Income Earners

    High income earners can use these tips to make their portfolio more tax-efficient.
  63. Smart Year-End Tax Moves for 2016 (Part Two)

    Here's are some crucial tax planning strategies for investments, Social Security and Medicare.
  64. Important Year-End Tax Moves for 2016 (Part 1)

    Here's part of a year-end tax strategy for 2016, to make the most of your retirement savings plans.
  65. The Purpose of IRS Form 1065

    Business partners need the information on this form to complete their own tax returns. Here are the details.
  66. 12 Tax Planning Tips for Potential Changes Ahead

    Here is a comprehensive guide to tax planning in an environment where policies could dramatically change under new leadership ...
  67. Trump's Tax Plan Would Hit Single Parents the Hardest

    Single parents can expect a tax increase under Trump's proposed tax plan.
  68. Ryan vs. Trump: How Their Tax Plans Differ

    Changes to the tax code are likely, but President-elect Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (D-Wis.) have yet to agree on which ...
  69. Trump's Tax Cuts Not Just for Wealthy: Mnuchin

    Trump’s new Treasury secretary says tax cuts will benefit the middle class more than the wealthy.
  70. 10 Sources of Nontaxable Income

    Taxes are often a deterrent from investing and saving. These financial practices will bring you no tax grief.
  71. 10 Steps to Tax Preparation

    The earlier you start preparing your tax records and documents, the more likely you are to have a smooth tax return experience ...
  72. What You Need To Know About Capital Gains And Taxes

    Find out how your profits are taxed and what to consider when making investment decisions.
  73. Six Ways Your Tax Preparer Knows You're Lying

    An experienced tax preparer can sense when a client is lying. Find out what sets off their lie detectors.
  74. Form 9465: Don't Pay Your Back Taxes Without It

    This form can lighten your tax load if you owe Uncle Sam.
  75. Filling Out 1099 Forms

    There are many different 1099 forms for different types of non-employee compensation. We explain the differences among them, ...
  76. 6 Tax Planning Steps to Take Before the Year Ends

    By now, your accountant should be able to estimate your tax bill. If there are some surprises, you still have time to plan ...
  77. Filling Out The W-9 Form

    Freelancers and independent contractors have to fill out a W-9 for their employers and clients. Here's what to do.
  78. Things to Do Now to Plan for a Trump Tax Cut

    Here are four year-end strategies to make the most of Donald Trump's plans to lower taxes.
  79. Year-End Tax Planning for Your Investments

    Year-end tax planning is crucial to take advantage of strategies to maximize after-tax returns on your investments.
  80. What to Do This Year with Tax Cuts Coming in 2017?

    Here are several strategies that taxpayers can use to make the most of the likely coming tax cuts following Donald Trump's ...
  81. Now is the Time to Donate Your Way to Lower Taxes

    Holiday season is the traditional time to donate to charity. Here are some ways to help maximize tax relief from charitable ...
  82. If You Win $1 Million, Can You Minimize the Taxes?

    If you won $1 million, would it make sense tax-wise to take a lump sum or a 20-year pay out?
  83. 4 Year-End Tax Strategies You Should Consider Now

    Here are four tax strategies to implement before the end of the year to reduce your chance of having a negative surprise ...
  84. 5 Tax Tasks to Complete by the End of This Year

    Here are five things you need to do before December 31 to gain certain tax benefits or avoid penalties.
  85. Tax Scams: The IRS Doesn’t Make Phone Calls

    There's been an increase in fraudulent phone calls and emails from people pretending to be the IRS. Here's how to know if ...
  86. How to Reduce Your High Property Taxes

    Think your property taxes are too high? Here's some advice on how to get your home reassessed, using New Jersey property ...
  87. How to Log Mileage for Taxes in 8 Easy Steps

    Using these eight steps, a taxpayer can learn how to log miles for taxes and maintain the minimum requirements outlined by ...
  88. How are Qualified and Nonqualified Dividends Taxed?

    Dividends are taxed differently based on if they are qualified or nonqualified.
  89. Recoverable Depreciation: How it Works

    Recoverable depreciation is a concept used in many insurance policies and claims.
  90. A Fake Tax That Doubles Oil Pipeline Profits

    The cosy regulatory relationship that keeps Americans paying taxes for the oil pipeline industry.
  91. Are More Companies Cash Hoarding? (AAPL, ORCL)

    Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and other U.S. companies are hoarding billions of dollars in cash. Here's a look at what they do ...
  92. When is Dual Citizenship Not a Good Idea?

    It may sound useful, but there are a number of reasons that make dual citizenship a questionable choice.
  93. A Beginner's Guide to Tax-Efficient Investing

    Find out how to manage your portfolio to minimize your tax burden.
  94. Tax Tips For the Individual Investor

    Keep more of your money in your pocket with these seven guidelines.
  95. How Your Tax Rate Is Determined

    Feel like the government always has its hand in your pocket? Learn the theory behind how it decides how much to take.
  96. 9 States With the Highest Tax Burdens

    Which state you live in can mean thousands of dollars saved or lost in taxes each year. Here's a list of states to avoid ...
  97. Top Reasons to File Separately When Married

    Usually couples file their taxes jointly, not separately. Except for these possible exceptions...
  98. 4 Reasons Why Delaware Is Considered a Tax Shelter

    Understand what a tax shelter is and how one is created. Learn why Delaware is considered a tax shelter.
  99. Will Vanguard Get Away With Not Paying State Tax?

    Learn about the Vanguard whistleblowing case, why California Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to absolve Vanguard from tax and ...
  100. How the Underground Economy Affects GDP

    Find out how the underground, or shadow, economy affects the accuracy of the calculation of a country's gross domestic product ...
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