Taxes Articles

  1. 4 Solar Power Rebates You May Not Know About

    Credits and rebates can make solar power a practical investment if you plan to remain in your home.
  2. Can You Afford To Dip Into Your RRSP Early?

    Canadians have their own considerations to make before choosing early retirement.
  3. Keep Working Or Stay At Home With The Kids?

    Choosing to stay at home with the kids is a choice that has both positive and negative financial consequences.
  4. Canadians: Save For Retirement, Pay Less Tax

    If you're thinking about how to plan for retirement, an RRSP's tax incentives, simplicity and flexibility could be a great option.
  5. Top 5 Ways To Budget For A Baby

    Follow these simple tips to keep your wallet as fat and healthy as your new baby.
  6. Is Free Education Really Free?

    As the cost of college in the U.S. continues to climb, it's hard to believe that in some countries you can still be educated for free.
  7. States That Pay The Most Taxes

    These five states may pay through the nose in taxes - but the benefits may just be worth it.
  8. How Will The Expiring Bush Tax Cuts Affect You?

    Find out which expiring tax cuts might cost you money if Congress doesn't extend them.
  9. Should You Invest In Build America Bonds?

    Here are some pros and cons of the debt securities created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  10. 5 Reasons To Buy A New Car

    Even the most frugal drivers have a tipping point. Is it time for a new car?
  11. Do Tax Cuts Stimulate The Economy?

    Learn the logic behind the belief that reducing government income benefits everyone.
  12. Using Life Insurance To Make Charitable Donations

    Your life insurance policy can be a great tool for charitable giving. Find out how.
  13. The Workaholic's Retirement Plan

    If you're still punching the clock after 30 years, what kind of retirement plan should you have?
  14. Water Cooler Finance: Billion-Dollar Summits And Barack Vs. BP

    Keep up to date with this week's financial and economic headlines.
  15. Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    Understanding your property taxes can protect you from financial shocks.
  16. Top Tax Refunds For Recent Grads

    Don't miss out on these tax credits if you have recently graduated.
  17. Establishing A Revocable Living Trust

    This arrangement allows you to have more control over your estate - both before and after your death.
  18. 4 Frivolous Tax Arguments That Won't Work

    Many Americans still try to get out of paying taxes, but the most common excuses just don't hold water.
  19. 6 Surprising Facts About The Early Days Of Income Tax

    Income tax is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013. Here are some interesting facts you may not know about it.
  20. 6 Hidden Government Revenue Streams

    You may be well aware of the tax dollars the government withholds from your paycheck, but this isn't the only way your income is being tapped.
  21. 6 Ways To Leave Less For Uncle Sam

    Both the fabulously wealthy and the millionaire next door need to plan for the estate tax boomerang.
  22. How Much Is The Government Making Off You?

    More than 65% of income-tax-paying Americans got a tax refund in 2009. It may have been good for taxpayers, but it was even better for the government.
  23. How People Lose Money Trying To Save On Taxes

    IRS avoidance should not drive investing choices.
  24. Shhhh! New Whisper Taxes Creeping In

    From tanning beds to pizza parlors you might be surprised about where the latest taxes might appear.
  25. Top Ways To Invest Your Tax Refund

    Investing your tax refund will give you the best possible return.
  26. Don't Let Inaccurate Tax Forms Get You Audited!

    Copying in numbers directly from your tax forms can end up with you paying more (or less) taxes than you owe.
  27. A Tax For Your Behavior

    To what extent are taxes and restrictions being used to modify your behavior?
  28. Refund Anticipation Loans Generally A Ripoff

    These short-term loans can provide much-needed cash, but the instant payout comes at a cost.
  29. Understanding The U.S. Tax Withholding System

    Understanding the origins of our tax withholding system is crucial to getting the most out of it.
  30. The Obama Tax Hikes - What To Do

    Buy munis, book losses, avoid marriage, consider a Roth conversion now and get your Lasik eye surgery next year.
  31. Timely Help For Tax Procrastinators

    Last-minute advice, including what to do if you find you can't finish your 1040 or pay on time.
  32. 5 Strategies For Lowering Next Year's Taxes

    If your tax bill is bigger than you'd hoped, there are few ways you can reduce it next year.
  33. How U.S. Policy Affects Other Countries' Tax Rates

    U.S. tax policies don't just affect our own economy - many times, the entire world is influenced.
  34. 5 Top Tax Season Questions

    A tax pro answers questions she hears most often and quashes some myths.
  35. 6 Avoidable Tax-Time Irritants

    Find out how to keep the IRS from getting under your skin and avoid other frustrating tax scenarios.
  36. Student Tax Breaks

    Education bills may not be as stressful as you think - these student tax breaks can help!
  37. Why You Should Itemize Your Tax Deductions

    This strategy of moving your tax deductable payments and donations to the following year could mean hundreds more on your return.
  38. A Concise History Of Changes In U.S. Tax Law

    We look at how U.S. taxes have changed since their inception.
  39. Politicians Who Skipped Out On Taxes

    Their salaries depend on people paying taxes, but these politicians avoided paying taxes themselves.
  40. The Biggest Real Estate Mistakes To Avoid This Year

    The real estate market has changed dramatically in the last few years - don't get caught in the cold.
  41. Choosing A Tax Preparer

    There are many people and companies that can file your taxes. Find out what each has to offer, and which is right for you.
  42. 3 Great Real Estate Deals That Won't Last

    Federal subsidies, low interest rates, falling home prices - many are about to come to an end. Find out how to get on board before these benefits run out.
  43. Tap Retirement Funds To Buy A Home?

    It's not ideal, but there are times when it can make sense to use your IRA or 401(k) for a down payment.
  44. Top 9 Solutions To An Unexpected Tax Bill

    Finding out you owe when you expected a refund is a nasty shock. Find out how to cope.
  45. Claim The Homebuyer Tax Credit Before It Expires

    This credit expires April 30, but you can still cash in, and buying a house isn't the only way to do it.
  46. Want A Bigger Tax Refund? Don't Itemize

    Six reasons why many taxpayers can save money and time by claiming the standard deduction.
  47. Tax Deductions For Rental Property Owners

    Besides creating ongoing income and capital appreciation, real estate provides deductions that can reduce the income tax on your profits.
  48. 10 Tax Tips For Stock Options

    Options and restricted stock are a great perk--if you don't get caught in a tax trap. Here's what you need to know.
  49. 5 Spring Clean-Up Tips For Your Finances

    When you're done cleaning out the garage, consider putting some shine on your financial affairs.
  50. U.S. Sales Tax Rates Hit Record High

    Shopping blues: Top tax 12%. Chicago's 10.25% highest big-city rate. More Internet tax fights loom.
  51. Getting Started On Your Estate Plan

    With some preparation, you can save your heirs from paying a hefty estate tax. Here are some tips.
  52. Last-Minute Strategies To Help Pay For College

    Find out what to do when your kid is ready for higher education, but you aren't.
  53. Tax Technology That Works

    These software programs and applications can help you prepare and get through tax season. Find out what they have to offer.
  54. Should You File Taxes For Free?

    If you qualify, you can file your taxes for free online. Find out how to do it, and whether it's worth the effort.
  55. Taxpayer Alert: 1099 Traps Multiply This Year

    Bank consolidations, stock options, and 1099-R changes could create problems. Here's how to stay out of the IRS' crosshairs.
  56. The History Of Taxes In The U.S.

    The number of taxes that we now consider a given did not always exist. Find out how they arose.
  57. Cut Your Tax Bill With Permanent Life Insurance

    Learn how to lower your income tax and avoid estate tax - all while building wealth.
  58. Marriage Vs. Common Law: What It Means Financially

    The number of unmarried couples is on the rise, but your relationship may or may not be given the same benefits as married couples.
  59. Tax Avoidance Or Illegal Evasion?

    Find out how to avoid the most common tax filing mistakes and audit triggers, so you can deduct with a clear conscience.
  60. Planning For The Estate Tax's Return

    The 2010 estate tax lapse could be costly to your family if it keeps you from planning.
  61. 5 Surprise Costs That May Affect Your Tax Bracket

    Surprise! You may owe more than you think.
  62. What To Bring To The Tax Man

    Forgetting these forms can cost you your refund.
  63. 10 Tax Protester Claims To Avoid

    The IRS calls them "frivolous" arguments. Make one and you could get hit with big civil penalties and even criminal charges.
  64. Water Cooler News: Financial News This Week

    Find out what's making news in the world of finance this week.
  65. Tax Withholding: Good For Government, Bad For Taxpayers

    It's important to understand where that money coming out of your paycheck goes and why - after all, you earned it.
  66. 10 Sources Of Nontaxable Income

    Taxes are often a deterrent from investing and saving. These financial practices will bring you no tax grief.
  67. How Criminals Changed The Tax Code

    Thanks to tax crooks and "creative accountants", tax codes have been designed to eliminate loopholes and catch those who try to skirt their annual payments to the government.
  68. Trade Properties To Keep The Taxman At Bay

    Like-kind exchanges can mean a much lower tax bill on real estate for savvy investors.
  69. Earn Tax-Free Income

    Tax rates are going up, so it pays to find sources of income that the tax collector can't touch. Here are 20 of them.
  70. How Much Tax Do You Really Pay?

    When you add direct and indirect taxes together, your real tax rate is much more than you expected.
  71. 3 Common Tax Questions Answered

    We clarify some rules that often puzzle taxpayers.
  72. Avoiding Tax Scams

    These schemes can lead to fines - and even jail time - for both the scammer and his victims.
  73. Filing Your First Tax Return

    Tax time can be intimidating - but knowing these tips can ease the process and get you a hefty return.
  74. Marrying Your Finances: File Jointly And Save!

    Read these tips to find financial (and wedded) bliss, and put some cash in your pockets.
  75. The 10 Most Common Tax-Filing Mistakes

    Be sure to double check your federal income tax return for these common mistakes that could cost you time and money.
  76. 7 States With No Income Tax

    These states impose no income tax on residents, but will putting down new roots really save you money?
  77. "Temporary" Taxes That Stuck

    Taxpayers should be wary when a new "temporary tax" is introduced. Sometimes these temporary taxes are anything but.
  78. 11 Tax Deductions You Can't Actually Write Off

    These are some of the most common tax write-offs that you can't really claim.
  79. New Tax Breaks That'll Help You In 2010

    With all of the new tax changes this year, the IRS won't be able to take quite as much from you.
  80. Taxed-To-The-Hilt Businesses

    Think your taxes are high? Take a look at what some of these major industries are faced with
  81. Give To Charity; Slash Your Tax Payment

    Being generous has never been more (financially) rewarding!
  82. Avoid An Audit: 6 "Red Flags" You Should Know

    Don't make yourself a target - steer clear of these attention-grabbing tax-filing practices.
  83. Don't Bank On A Tax Refund

    When you get a refund, you’ve essentially lent your money to the government, interest-free. Find out how to keep your money working in your favor, year-round.
  84. Your Taxes: Where Do They Go?

    You know you're paying a big chunk of your income to taxes. But where is it going?
  85. 10 Things You Should Know About 1099s

    They're arriving in the mail now. Don't ignore them, or you could be buying trouble with the IRS.
  86. 10 Things to Know About 1031 Exchanges

    Real estate swaps grow popular, but traps are many. Beware new rules on vacation homes.
  87. 5 Famous Tax Cheats

    These five famous Americans tried to dodge the taxman and got caught. Find out who they were and what they owed.
  88. New Baby, New Tax Break

    Delivering a new baby also delivers a $1,000 child tax credit - and that's just the start!
  89. 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The receipts you cram into your wallet could be replaced with cash come tax season.
  90. Newly Divorced? How To File Your Taxes

    Divorce is a rough transition. Make the tax changes as easy as possible with these tips.
  91. 2010: The Year To Convert Your IRA

    Thanks to fewer restrictions, it's now easier than ever to convert your traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.
  92. 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.
  93. 10 Tips For Deducting Your 'Hobby'

    Here's how to keep Uncle Sam from claiming your small side business is really a hobby.
  94. 2010 Investment Outlook

    We look at what investors should be keeping in mind - and on their radars – as we enter the next phase of the economic recovery.
  95. IRS To Regulate Tax Preparers

    But new standards won't help taxpayers this filing season.
  96. Should The U.S. Switch To A Flat Tax?

    Some countries have begun charging a flat tax rate instead of the gradual tax system of the Western world.
  97. That's A Tax Break?

    Unusual - and even humorous - things that people can do to get a break on their income taxes.
  98. 7 Ways To Avoid Self-Employed Tax Penalties

    If you follow these methods for calculating estimated tax payments, you could minimize your chances of incurring penalties.
  99. When An Innocent Spouse Seeks Tax Relief

    The IRS sets a high bar for spouses angling to divorce themselves from their partners' back tax bills.
  100. Why You DON'T Want To Be A Millionaire

    Learn how this money-making dream can become a nightmare.
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