Taxes Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Reporting Your Interest Income

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

    What happens if you missed this year's April 17 deadline?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Do The Rich Work Less As Taxes Rise?

    We look at how high taxes might provide incentive for people to work less.
  8. 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.
  9. 3 Ways To Avoid The Dividend Tax Hike

    Find out how you can offset the potential tax hikes.
  10. 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.
  11. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  12. 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.
  13. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection.
  14. Why Marriage Makes Financial Sense

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
  15. Tax Benefits For Taking Care Of Adults

    Here are some tax benefits you can get if you are taking care of an adult.
  16. 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.
  17. Filing Taxes As A Freelancer

    This is different than filing as a regular employee. Find out what you have to do and how much you have to pay.
  18. 5 Excuses Not To File Taxes That The IRS Won't Buy

    When it comes to avoiding taxes, just know that the IRS doesn't accept reasons like not being a U.S. citizen and having a no-income return.
  19. When Owning Your Home Doesn't Pay

    You may think it's better to own than rent, but there are many overlooked costs that could change your mind.
  20. Do Your Research Before Claiming These Deductions

    Be sure to read the fine print about any deduction or credit that you’re planning to claim.
  21. Tax Software Comparison

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  22. Why Same Sex Couples Pay More Taxes

    Without the option to have a legally recognized marriage, gay and lesbian couples face higher taxes.
  23. How To Calculate AGI For Tax Purposes

    Determining your adjustable gross income is essential in the tax filing process. Here are some tips for doing so.
  24. Avoid The Prepaid Tax Refund Debit Cards

    Here are reasons why you shouldn't get a prepaid card from TurboTax, Jackson Hewitt, TaxAct or H&R Block.
  25. How To Challenge A Low Home Appraisal

    If you're unhappy with your home appraisal, here are some steps you can take.
  26. The Tax Implications Of Bartering

    Here are some tax consequences for bartering that you need to know, as well as how to report them.
  27. Breaking Down Taxes For Different Income Brackets

    Here is a useful rundown of how much you will pay in taxes based on your income.
  28. Tax Credits That Can Get You A Refund

    Here are a few of the credits that may result in a refund check, even if you owe no taxes this year.
  29. The Best Part About Owning A Home: Tax Deductions

    There are many home ownership tax deductions you can take advantage of. Here are some of the ones you need to know about.
  30. 5 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    Declaring noncash donations and volunteer work expenditures are just some of the lesser-known ways to reduce your taxes.
  31. 5 Popular Tax Scams For 2012

    The IRS already knows about these scams, so if you think you can use them to save on taxes, think again.
  32. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  33. What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Taxes?

    Don't try to run from the tax man. Here are some tips that can help you out.
  34. Income Funds 101

    Income funds don't have to be bonds, there are plenty to choose from. Read up on the types of income funds and whether they fit your investment needs.
  35. Happily Married? File Taxes Separately!

    Just because you are in love doesn't mean that a joint return is best for both of you.
  36. Newlyweds? Tips For Filing Your Tax Return

    For many couples, it pays to file for taxes together. But what are some of the obstacles you should watch out for?
  37. 20 Tax Changes You Need To Know About

    Don't miss out on the tax changes. Here's a list that you need to know about.
  38. Taxing Times For Divorced Parents

    Find out how to deal with the tax issues that arise for divorced parents with dependent children.
  39. Tax Breaks For Canadian Families

    Canadians have a lot of advantages when it comes to family tax perks.
  40. The Tax Benefits Of Having A Spouse

    Check out the perks designed to promote and preserve your post-work savings - if you're married, that is.
  41. Estimated Taxes: Back To Basics

    Will you owe estimated taxes for the year? Here are some rules that apply and tips on avoiding any associated penalties.
  42. Why America's Taxes Are Too Low

    The solution to America's economic woes may not be in lowering taxes further, but may, in fact, lie in increasing them.
  43. Overlooked Tax Deductions

    Here are four deductions that you might not know about. Read on to save a bit of money.
  44. 7 Tax Terms Explained

    As the tax season begins, there are certain words you need to know. Read on to see what they are.
  45. Taxable Events You Didn't Know You Were Creating

    Understanding the implications of these events can help you plan your finances and, in some cases, save you from paying taxes altogether.
  46. Will You Pay Taxes During Retirement?

    Income taxes are one of the things that's certain in life. We'll explain the different tax situations when you retire.
  47. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
  48. Biggest Expenses For Retirees

    Discover some of the costs that can eat away at your retirement savings and why you should get a comprehensive assessment of your plan.
  49. Places To Find Free Help For Taxes

    Are you in need of free tax help? If so, here are some of the best places to look
  50. Surviving The IRS Audit

    Keeping thorough records and knowing the penalties make this experience easier than you'd expect.
  51. Safe Tax Planning For High-Net-Worth Filers

    Planning is essential for the affluent seeking tax breaks. Get to know the legal strategies for saving more.
  52. The Most Outrageous Taxes

    Some very strange things have been taxed over the years. Here are some of the strangest.
  53. Should You File An Early Tax Return?

    When it comes to filing your taxes, it can often pay to wait until the deadline.
  54. Tax Tips For First-Time Filers

    Here is a quick rundown on what you need to know if you're filing your taxes for the first time.
  55. How Getting A Raise Affects Your Taxes

    Many people think they may actually make less overall because they are paying more taxes.
  56. 5 Estate Planning Tips

    These tips can help you reduce taxes on your estate and ensure that your last wishes are closely met.
  57. Get A 6-Month Tax Extension

    Discover how to get some extra time from the IRS, without paying for the privilege.
  58. When You Should Plan For A Tax Refund

    Getting a tax refund seems like a once-a-year bonus, but it might be better to track your taxes so you don't pay more than you owe in the first place.
  59. Don't Count On An Inheritance

    If you're fortunate enough to receive an inheritance at all, it might not be nearly as large as you expect.
  60. Small Business Tax Obligations: Payroll Taxes

    Don't leave it up to your accountant - owners are ultimately responsible for fulfilling tax obligations.
  61. Get A Tax Credit For Your Foreign Investments

    The foreign tax credit provides a break on investment income made and taxed in a foreign country.
  62. Moving And Your Car: Excise Taxes

    Here is a breakdown of what excise taxes are and how they can affect you when you move.
  63. How To Deduct Home Business Expenses

    If you have a home business, here are some valuable tax tips you need to know.
  64. Finding A Retirement-Friendly State

    Which states are tax-effective retirement locales? It depends on the source of your retirement income.
  65. Spoil Your Grandkids, Cut Your Tax Bill

    Helping your grandchildren save for college is a way to spoil them and reap some benefits yourself.
  66. Next Season, File Taxes On Your Own

    Master these fundamentals and you'll be doing your own taxes with minimal stress.
  67. Tax Tips For The Individual Investor

    We give you seven guidelines to help you keep more of your money in your pocket.
  68. Avoid The Social Security Tax Trap

    Government benefits can cost you big money! Know the income thresholds before you file.
  69. Tablets To 1040s: How Taxes Began

    Ever dream of a world without tax? It existed - 3,000 years ago.
  70. 5 Unusual Sales Taxes You Need To Avoid

    Here are five unusual taxes and ways that you can avoid them.
  71. How To Deduct Property Taxes

    Find out how you can deduct property taxes.
  72. Avoid Tricky Tax Issues On Municipal Bonds

    Learn the rules every investor should know before buying into this "tax-free" investment.
  73. Bursting Boomers' Inheritance Dreams

    Waiting for a big payload from an aging relative? The chance of cashing in is lower than you think.
  74. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  75. Innovative Ways To Get Your Finances In Order In 2012

    Here are five smart ways that you can clean up your finances in 2012.
  76. Form 9465: Don't Pay Your Back Taxes Without It

    This form can lighten your tax load if you owe Uncle Sam.
  77. What New Tax And Regulatory Changes May Mean For You

    There has been a lot of debate over new tax legislation this year. How will Americans be affected by any changes?
  78. How To Claim A Dependent On Your Tax Return

    If you are a caregiver, get to know the rules for claiming a dependent before filing your taxes.
  79. How The Wealthy Slash Their Income Tax Bills

    Many of these tax-minimization strategies can be used by anyone. Find out how you can pay taxes like a millionaire.
  80. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  81. End Of The Year IRA Options

    What are some improvements you can make to your IRA account for 2012 to make it more profitable?
  82. An Overview Of Itemized Deductions

    Not taking the standard deduction this year could save you hundreds of dollars.
  83. Tax Deductions On Mortgage Interest

    If you're a homeowner, this is one item you want to understand and use on your return.
  84. Using Tax Lots: A Way To Minimize Taxes

    The method of identifying cost basis can help you to get the most out of reduced tax rates.
  85. End-Of-The-Year Income Tax Checklist

    From grouping related expenses to taking advantage of the alternative minimum tax, here are some things you need to keep in mind when doing taxes.
  86. Tax Credits And Deductions For Parents

    Your children can help you save on your taxes with these credits and deductions.
  87. 5 Last-Minute Ways To Maximize Your Tax Deductions

    With tax season right around the corner, here are some ways to increase your tax deductions.
  88. Does Tax Loss Harvesting Really Work?

    This is a regular December tradition for investors, but it may not actually provide any benefit.
  89. 8 Reasons To Dump A Mutual Fund

    Buy and hold is not forever. Find out when it pays to sell your fund and move on.
  90. How To Profit From Natural Gas

    A new bill was introduced to encourage expansion of natural gas. Learn how this could be a money-maker for consumers.
  91. Starting Early With Financial Planning

    You can achieve your financial goals if you start early enough. Here are some tips.
  92. 3 Republican Plans For Your Taxes

    With an election year looming, candidates are playing with taxes to try to earn your vote.
  93. How To Occupy Wall Street With A Main-Street Agenda

    Occupy Wall Street is hoping for change, but what needs to be done to improve the U.S. financial system? Here are some examples.
  94. How To Find The Right Tax Preparer

    Choosing the right tax preparer for your needs is extremely important. However, many are not up to the task, so you need to be careful.
  95. 5 Expenses You Want to Be Deductible But Aren't

    Here are five expenses that many taxpayers often try to claim only to find out that their deductions are denied.
  96. Don't Put Off Your Year-End Tax Plan

    From sales tax deductions to credit reports, check out what items should be on your financial checklist.
  97. How To Claim Home Office Expenses

    There are many factors to determine what home office deductions can be made towards your small business. Planning ensures high deductions.
  98. 4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    Mortgage payments aren't the only expense. Find what else you'll be on the hook for.
  99. 4 Tax Tips For Unemployed Workers

    Solid tax planning is essential. Unemployment can cause changes in your tax bracket and result in different allowable tax deductions.
  100. Countries With The Highest And Lowest Taxes

    If you think your taxes are high, you may be surprised. Discover the countries with the highest and lowest taxes.
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