Taxes Articles

  1. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

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

    Here are five smart ways that you can clean up your finances in 2012.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. Form 9465: Don't Pay Your Back Taxes Without It

    This form can lighten your tax load if you owe Uncle Sam.
  6. End Of The Year IRA Options

    What are some improvements you can make to your IRA account for 2012 to make it more profitable?
  7. 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.
  8. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  9. An Overview Of Itemized Deductions

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

    If you're a homeowner, this is one item you want to understand and use on your return.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Tax Credits And Deductions For Parents

    Your children can help you save on your taxes with these credits and deductions.
  14. 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.
  15. Does Tax Loss Harvesting Really Work?

    This is a regular December tradition for investors, but it may not actually provide any benefit.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Starting Early With Financial Planning

    You can achieve your financial goals if you start early enough. Here are some tips.
  19. 3 Republican Plans For Your Taxes

    With an election year looming, candidates are playing with taxes to try to earn your vote.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 3 Tax Benefits For Homeowners

    Even in today's real estate market, the benefits to owning over renting are huge. Here are some tax benefits that come with home ownership.
  28. Should The Economy Scare You?

    The media and government tell us what to believe about the economy, but what's really going on? The effect of U.S. debt, social security and class warfare is larger than you may realize.
  29. Top Estate Planning Tips For Same-Sex Couples

    Estate planning for same-sex couples requires extra effort and legal assistance.
  30. Countries With The Highest Taxes

    If you thought your taxes as an American were high, think again. Here's a list of the top five countries with the highest tax revenues as a percentage of GDP.
  31. 5 Steps To Forming A Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Corporation

    Before you tackle this challenge, know the challenges of forming and operating an official nonprofit organization.
  32. Unemployed? Stay Home And Do Some Financial Housecleaning

    These financial strategies will ensure that while you're unemployed you get your finances in order.
  33. 4 Taxes That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

    Americans have always had to pay taxes - it's how the country keeps running - but the continual addition of 'new taxes' is where it gets interesting.
  34. Estate Planning Law Changes You Need To Know

    When organizing your affairs, you'll need to be aware of tax rates and other regulations.
  35. Taxes: Who Pays And How Much?

    When it comes to taxes, the debate is endless on who pays what, especially in Congress. With no new initiatives in sight, let's take a look at who is paying now.
  36. Highest Corporate Taxes By Sector

    The amount a U.S. company pays in tax depends upon the sector it is in.
  37. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
  38. 10 Bank-Breaking Money Myths

    Just because a belief is common, doesn't mean that it's true. Here we separate fact from fiction.
  39. Buying Power Around The World

    It takes more than just exchange rates to explain the global differences in the price of many goods.
  40. Disclaiming Inherited Plan Assets

    There are some good reasons for choosing not to accept the funds, but be sure you follow the proper process.
  41. When You Should Change Your Withholding Tax

    When there are major changes in your life, you should adjust your withholding to ensure you aren't paying too much in taxes.
  42. Pros And Cons Of Offshore Investing

    Tax loopholes are shrinking, but there are still plenty of viable prospects. Get the big picture.
  43. 7 Reasons To Review Or Revise Your Will

    Drafting a will and locking it away for good could negatively affect your beneficiaries.
  44. Introduction To International REITs

    Avoid being left behind as REITs expand beyond U.S. borders.
  45. Choosing Between The Suburbs And The City

    The location in which you decide to live can deeply influence your well-being, so choose wisely!
  46. Retirement Savings: Tax-Deferred Or Tax-Exempt?

    There advantages and disadvantages to both types of savings accounts. Find out which one is right for you.
  47. Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Find out what factors you should weigh when searching for income-producing real estate.
  48. What To Do If You Get Audited

    If you're in the minority of those that get audited, find out how to prepare and how to handle the process.
  49. The $100 Million House: What It Really Costs

    Billionaire Yuri Milner just broke the record for the highest priced sale of a single family home in America - but it's even more expensive that it sounds.
  50. 4 Ways To Minimize Estate Taxes

    These four strategies will ensure that most of your money goes to your loved ones, and not to the government.
  51. Why People Don't Lie On Their Tax Returns

    Studies show people are overwhelmingly truthful when it comes to their tax filing, even when lying would benefit them.
  52. 5 Groups That Don't Pay Taxes

    Now that you've paid your share, find out who didn't have to pay taxes this year.
  53. Is Your Small Business Really A Hobby?

    Make sure that your business follows IRS guidelines and stays out of hobby territory in order to make the best use of any losses that occur.
  54. 6 Places To Retire For Low Income Taxes

    These states offer unique tax benefits for their long-term citizens.
  55. Do Canadians Really Pay More Taxes Than Americans?

    We look at the difference in tax rates and services offered on both sides of the border.
  56. 7 Homeowner Costs Renters Don't Pay

    There are many factors to consider when comparing buying to renting. Learn more here.
  57. Donations: How To Maximize Your Tax Deduction

    Donating to charity is a great way to show your giving spirit and save money on your taxes at the same time.
  58. 5 Tricks For Lowering Your Property Tax

    Find out what steps you can take to reduce your bill.
  59. Tax Preparation Fees: How Much Is Too Much?

    These are the five most important variables to consider, when deciding if a tax preparer is charging a reasonable amount for services.
  60. 5 Sources Of Income You Aren't Claiming - But Should

    There are many types of taxable benefits that you may receive on a regular basis on which Uncle Sam wants to take his share.
  61. The Great Canadian Tax Quiz

    How much do you know about the taxes you pay? Here's a list of 10 tax questions to test your knowledge.
  62. Betting On March Madness? Watch Out For The Tax Man

    Gambling on your office bracket is one thing, but gambling on your tax bracket is another. Learn how to keep more of your winnings, while keeping the IRS happy.
  63. How To Choose The Right Executor For Your Estate

    Making a careful choice now can save your heirs from a lot of problems later.
  64. Simple Last-Minute Tax Tips

    A little preparation and organization can take the stress out of last-minute tax filing.
  65. 4 Ways To Give Back With Your Tax Refund

    Many people choose to invest or save their tax refund, but have you considered using the money to improve the lives of others? Find out how to do some good with your tax refund this year.
  66. The Impact Of U.S. Corporate Taxation On Investment Decisions And CFC Transfer Pricing

    To avoid taxation, businesses do careful tax planning, taking into consideration more than one country's taxation system.
  67. 5 Ways To Double Your Tax Refund

    Many companies offer incentives that allow you to multiply your tax refund - at a price. Here are five of the more popular promotions this year.
  68. Tax Rules For Resident And Nonresident Aliens

    This article examines the definition and tax treatment of these types of non-U.S. citizens.
  69. Investing Tips For DINKs

    It sounds like an insult, but many count being a DINK as a financial advantage.
  70. The Small Business Jobs Act: Make It Work For You

    Understanding how to manage business credit is the key to obtaining small business loans.
  71. Jobless In 2010? 6 Tax Breaks You Can't Miss

    These tax deductions can help soften the blow of unemployment.
  72. Top Tax Tips For Retirees

    Filing your taxes during retirement can be just as time consuming as when you were employed. We have some tips to help you out.
  73. 6 Corporate Tax Loops Obama Wants To Close

    The Obama Administration wants to close corporate tax loopholes while possibly lowering the corporate tax rate to be more competitive with other nations.
  74. The Truth About IRS Tax Settlement Firms

    These companies claim that they can reduce or even eliminate what you owe to the IRS. Find out the facts behind this alluring fiction.
  75. 6 Ways To Write Off Your Car Expenses

    Reduce the cost of owning and maintaining a car with these clever tax tips.
  76. 5 Ways To Receive Your Tax Refund

    Taxpayers in the U.S. can receive their income tax refund in many different forms - checks, debit cards, savings bonds and direct deposits. Find out which one is right for you.
  77. How Governments Influence Markets

    The biggest influence in the markets today can create some unintended consequences.
  78. Tax Deductions You May Be Missing

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account.
  79. 5 Things To Consider When Choosing Where To Retire

    Climate, taxes and property values all play a part in selecting the best places to retire.
  80. Dividend Tax Rates: What Investors Need To Know

    Find out how legislation enacted in 2003 is benefiting both investors and corporations, and when it's scheduled to expire.
  81. A "Kiddie Tax" Overview For Parents

    Understanding how children are taxed is very important when it comes to saving for their college education.
  82. Taxpayers The IRS Is Targeting This Year

    The IRS does not treat all tax returns equally - find out if you are in danger of being audited.
  83. 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.
  84. Where Your Tax Dollars Went In 2010

    2010's federal budget says a lot about our government's priorities, but it also speaks to an unsustainable level of current spending.
  85. 10 Tax Benefits For The Self-Employed

    Running your own business has both personal and financial perks.
  86. How Long Until Your Hybrid Pays Off?

    Buying a hybrid vehicle to save money on fuel costs is an appealing idea, but how long will you have to drive that fuel-sipper to break even on the high price tag?
  87. Government Regulations: Do They Help Businesses?

    These rules are in place to protect consumers and help businesses thrive at the same time.
  88. The Ultimate Tax-Time Checklist

    Find out what information you need to pull together before filling out your return.
  89. The Most Controversial Tax Deductions

    When it comes to taxes, it's hard to make people happy but these deductions raised more than the average amount of controversy.
  90. 6 Problems With 401k Plans

    If you pay attention to the problems here, you will be able to avoid the negative effects and meet your retirement goals.
  91. Tips For Filing Taxes Safely Online

    Filing online is easy and straightforward, but there are a few risks to watch out for.
  92. Increase Your Tax Refund With Above-The-Line Deductions

    Find out about these deductions and how you can use them to lower your tax bill.
  93. The Fundamentals Of Spousal Support Taxation

    The spousal support that is paid out after a divorce can have varying tax implications. We'll look at what you need to know to settle on the best tax solution.
  94. 5 Countries With Low Taxes

    These countries manage to keep their overall tax levels in check, and some of them have done well because of it.
  95. 5 Tax Credits You Shouldn't Miss

    If you're not taking advantage of these deductions, you could be missing out on tax savings.
  96. 5 Financial Bills That Snuck In For 2010

    These five add-ons are intended to provide tax incentives for individuals and businesses, and encourage the development and growth of environmental practices.
  97. The Unseen Taxes That You Pay Every Day

    Taxes are embedded in the price of everything we buy to an extent that most people don't even realize.
  98. Green Tax Cuts To Know For 2011

    Even those not concerned with "green" initiatives can take advantage of these environmentally friendly tax breaks.
  99. How To Cut Your Alternative Minimum Tax

    Save yourself money by lowering the amount of tax you owe.
  100. How To Save More For Your Retirement

    The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 made it easier to prepare for the future. Will you be ready?
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