Taxes Articles

  1. Simplify Your Portfolio

    Faced with an overabundance of choices, many investors forget to stick to the basics.
  2. Rebalancing Your Portfolio For The Fiscal Cliff

    Here's a look into what you should focus on given that conditions are ripe for a possible "fiscal cliff."
  3. Pass On Wealth To Spread Holiday Cheer

    Find out why money can sometimes be the perfect gift.
  4. How The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect Your Net Worth

    With upcoming changes in tax rates, is your net worth going to be affected?
  5. The Link Between The Fed, Money, Debt And Taxes

    Assets on the Fed's balance sheet, money supply level, national debt level and economic production should be maintained in equilibrium.
  6. Tax Credit For Plan Expenses Incurred By Small Businesses

    Determine whether your business is eligible to claim a tax credit for establishing a retirement plan.
  7. Saver's Tax Credit: A Retirement Savings Incentive

    Here's another reason to put money toward your retirement nest egg.
  8. After-Tax Balance Rules For Retirement Accounts

    Accumulating post-tax assets can work to your advantage. Find out how.
  9. Who Does The Current Tax Code Benefit?

    Are the non-workers benefiting from the current tax code in any way or is it the wealthy who are still getting the big breaks?
  10. Why You Shouldn't Die In 2013

    Increases in estate tax rates and possible fiscal cliff implications will make things more difficult when it comes to arrangements for your death.
  11. Retirement Plan Tax Form 8606: When To File

    If you have a Roth IRA, you are responsible for keeping track of your pretax versus after-tax assets.
  12. Overlooked Tax Deductions For 2012

    From jury duty to student loan interest, here are some deductions for 2012 that people may overlook.
  13. Avoiding Too Much Tax On Your Distributions

    IRA assets can't be taxed twice - find out how to avoid paying the second time around.
  14. Clearing Up Tax Confusion For College Savings Accounts

    Put your kids through school without being hounded by the tax man.
  15. How IRA Contributions Affect Your Taxes

    Learn how to work with the tax man to avoid getting gouged when you convert your plans.
  16. Tax Treatment Of Ineligible IRA Rollovers

    Eager to save for retirement? Learn how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  17. Plain English: The Fiscal Cliff Explained

    The fiscal cliff is all over the news. Find out what it means and how it could affect you.
  18. Tax-Efficient Wealth Transfer

    Taxpayers with large taxable estates were required to take steps to reduce them before 2011.
  19. 6 Ways The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect You

    From taxes to unemployment rates, there are many ways the average American could be affected by the possible fiscal cliff.
  20. Reasons Renting Is Better Than Buying

    Owning a home is much more expensive than renting. Here are the places where the costs differ greatly.
  21. Tax Credits For Families

    Sometimes it actually pays to have kids if you are looking for significant tax breaks.
  22. How To Qualify For The Home-Office Tax Deduction

    Homebodies can save big on their tax bill. Learn how to get in on the action.
  23. 6 Small Business Tax Changes For 2012

    Read on to find out what deductions, incentives and other tax laws have changed this year.
  24. How Property Taxes Are Calculated

    Understanding how property taxes work will ensure that you won't be overcharged.
  25. Present Your Clients With A Year-End Review

    If you want to build a better rapport with your clients, this is a good place to start.
  26. Tax Advice For Victims Of Superstorm Sandy

    As the eastern part of the United States cleans and rebuilds, tax-related issues are sure to arise for the millions affected by the storm.
  27. IRA Contributions: Deductions and Tax Credits

    We outline the incentives and help you take full advantage of the benefits.
  28. Advantages And Disadvantages Of ETFs

    You've probably heard that ETFs are better than mutual funds, but you need to consider all aspects before investing.
  29. Will Your Home Sale Leave You With Tax Shock?

    Learn how the newest tax laws apply to the proceeds you earn.
  30. Why Monopoly Is A Terrible Finance Teacher

    With its plethora of inaccuracies, Monopoly doesn't offer the best lessons in real-world finance.
  31. Tax-Saving Advice For IRA Holders

    Be informed about benefits and deductions that may apply to you and avoid costly mistakes on your return.
  32. Obama And Romney's Education Policies Compared

    As the presidential election draws near, the candidates have further defined their positions on many issues, including education.
  33. How To Avoid Going Broke After Retirement

    There are many things to consider when planning your retirement, including budgets, taxes and long-term care.
  34. Canadian Grants And Tax Credits Fund Education

    RESPs and other grants help parents save for post-secondary education for their children.
  35. How Taxpayers Can Do A Legal Wash Sale

    The wash sale rule can result in the disallowance of a much-needed deduction. Here you can learn what constitutes a wash sale and how to avoid it.
  36. Relationships And Retirement Planning

    Older couples have many things to consider when it comes to financial planning, including wills and estate planning.
  37. Budgeting As A Single Parent

    Here are some tips to help single parents raise their kids on a more comfortable budget.
  38. Do Personal Income Tax Cuts Foster Economic Growth?

    Studies show that cuts to personal income tax rates will improve tax revenues, but not lead to economic growth.
  39. Benefits Of A Dependent Care FSA

    Here's how your Dependent Care FSA works and how you can use it to your advantage as a parent with dependents.
  40. The True Cost Of Poverty

    Nearly 47% of Americans live at or below the poverty line. Despite safety nets, lower-income people still face challenges.
  41. Retirement Living: Renting Vs. Home Ownership

    Here are three simple questions you should consider when weighing this decision.
  42. Can You Handle A Home-Based Business?

    Find out if you have the traits to be a top entrepreneur.
  43. How To File A Canadian Tax Return

    The process for filing a Canadian tax return is easy and streamlined. Here is the information you need to know before filing.
  44. 5 Of The Biggest Celebrity Tax Evaders

    Here are five celebrities who found themselves on the wrong end of a tax audit. Some of these celebrities faced fines, while others did jail time.
  45. Why The Same Goods Have Different Prices Around The World

    Some items like electronics and automobiles have vastly different prices in different countries. Here's a look at why.
  46. How Entrepreneurs Can Save On Taxes

    These commonly overlooked tax breaks and deductions can add up to big savings for entrepreneurs.
  47. Tips For Transferring A House Title

    Transferring a house title can be complicated at times. Here are some guidelines to help you get through the process.
  48. Best States For Company Headquarters

    Texas, Florida, Virginia and Utah are considered to be some of the best states to do business in. Find out why.
  49. A Tax Primer For Homeowners

    Go beyond interest and find out how mortgage points affect your taxable income.
  50. How Paul Ryan's Proposed Plans Will Affect Americans

    Romney's running mate wants to reduce government spending and entitlement programs. What does this mean for the average American?
  51. Top 10 Life Insurance Myths

    The most difficult aspect of this complex product is determining how much coverage you need and why.
  52. 7 Misconceptions About Sales Tax Holidays

    Sales tax holidays can offer consumers a lot of savings. Here's what consumers need to know about saving money on sales taxes.
  53. Forex Taxation Basics

    Trading forex can make for a confusing time organizing your taxes. These simple steps will keep everything straight.
  54. Countries With The Highest Tax Rates

    Find out how America compares to other nations when it comes to factors such as overall tax burden and total number of hours spent on taxes.
  55. How To Reduce Taxes On ETF Gains

    Boost your returns by learning the tax tricks and loopholes for your exchange-traded funds.
  56. Deducting Your Donations

    Generosity may be its own reward, but some charitable giving also provides personal tax benefits.
  57. 5 Ways You're Paying Too Much To Invest

    You can't control what the markets will do in the future, but you do have some control over how much you pay to invest.
  58. Baffling Ways The Government Spends Tax Dollars

    You won't believe how the federal government spends your hard-earned money.
  59. Gifting Your Retirement Assets To Charity

    There are several things to consider when it comes to this type of charitable giving. Make sure you're well informed.
  60. How Healthcare Reform Will Affect Taxes

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect many American taxpayers and have other financial impacts. Here are some things you will need to know.
  61. 10 Estate Planning Tips For Women

    Estate planning is important for women because they often live longer than men and tend to make less money on average.
  62. Income Relating: A New Concept In Medicare

    You can retire, but you can never retire from income tax planning.
  63. Top 7 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Many people try to avoid this process altogether, making things difficult for heirs.
  64. Ways To Save Money On Childcare

    Here's how to get the most out of your money when it comes to taking care of your child.
  65. 5 Retirement-Wrecking Moves

    These common mistakes can sabotage your nest egg and your plans for retiring.
  66. 6 Ways To Lose Your Estate

    Find out why you shouldn't put off putting your affairs in order.
  67. Tax Rules For Renting Out Your Vacation Home

    Here's a rundown of the specific tax rules that apply to homeowners renting out a vacation property.
  68. Taking Advantage Of Property Tax Abatement Programs

    Increase your home's value without increasing your property taxes.
  69. 10 States With High Sales Taxes

    Most states have sales taxes of some kind for goods and services. Here's a rundown of the states that have the highest sales taxes.
  70. Not All Retirement Accounts Should Be Tax-Deferred

    It may be better to leave your assets exposed to the tax man when you're saving to retire.
  71. Should You Convert Your IRA?

    Discover the factors you must weigh to make this decision.
  72. What The New Gift Tax Rules Will Mean

    The lifetime maximum for gift taxes is $5.12 million. However, it could drop to $1 million. Here's what that will mean.
  73. How The Ex-Patriot Act May Affect You

    This new legislation targets high-net-worth U.S. citizens who want to renounce their citizenship to avoid paying certain taxes.
  74. Mutual Funds That Reduce Your Taxes

    It may be best to opt for ETFs over mutual funds, which allow wiser investors to reduce their tax obligations.
  75. Everything You Should Know About Corporate-Owned Life Insurance

    This type of insurance is a policy taken out on you by your company. Read on to find what it's all about.
  76. Renouncing Your Citizenship: Madness Or Sanity?

    Here's a breakdown of when it might be a good idea to give up your citizenship.
  77. Avoiding A Big Tax Bill On Real Estate Gains

    Installment sales allow sellers to defer taxes on real estate profits.
  78. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  79. Best States To Start Your Business In

    The best state for your business may not be as obvious as you think.
  80. Start Over With The IRS

    If you're struggling to pay back taxes, try a fresh start with the IRS. They really can help.
  81. Can The IRS Restrict Your Travels?

    The U.S. Senate recently allowed a measure for the IRS to revoke your passport. Here's what you need to know.
  82. 5 Services To Usher In New Clients

    Discover ways in which advisors are increasingly choosing to promote their businesses.
  83. America's Most Outrageous Tax Loopholes

    From rent-a-cow tax breaks to NASCAR write-offs, check out some of America's silliest tax loopholes.
  84. How Large Corporations Get Around Paying Taxes

    With the high tax rate of 35% imposed on large corporations in America, these companies still end up paying way below this rate.
  85. Why The Complex U.S. Tax Code Won't Be Simplified

    The tax code is 5296 pages long, and it still hasn't been abridged by Congress. Find out why.
  86. Are Hybrid Vehicles Worth The Extra Cost?

    Hybrids will save you money on gas, but with their list prices being much higher than non-hybrids, you may want to do the math before signing.
  87. Sprint's Tax Problems And Investment Risk

    Sprint's recent tax issues are a reminder for investors to consider corporate taxes as a risk factor in their stock.
  88. Reporting Your Interest Income

    Find out how your accounts are taxed and which forms you need.
  89. What To Do If You Filed Your Taxes Late

    What happens if you missed this year's April 17 deadline?
  90. 11 Hidden Costs Of Owning A Home

    The cost of buying a home extends beyond the down payment, closing costs and your mortgage. Watch out for these costs.
  91. Tips To Help You Avoid Being Audited

    Since 2009, the number of annual audits has increased by 12%. Find out how to decrease your chances of being audited.
  92. 3 Ways To Avoid The Dividend Tax Hike

    Find out how you can offset the potential tax hikes.
  93. Do The Rich Work Less As Taxes Rise?

    We look at how high taxes might provide incentive for people to work less.
  94. Save On College Budget Busters

    Post-secondary education is expensive, but these tips can help reduce your costs - and the amount of money you have to borrow.
  95. Tax Terms You Should Know

    If you don't understand tax terms like bracket, marginal and capital gains, then read on and find out what they mean.
  96. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  97. How To Pay Taxes If You're Overseas

    Here is a step by step guide to paying taxes if you are a U.S. citizen living overseas.
  98. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection.
  99. 2 Important Lessons For Small Business Owners

    With small businesses key to economic growth in the U.S., this article addresses the core differences between profit and turnover.
  100. Why Marriage Makes Financial Sense

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
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