Taxes Articles

  1. 6 Sources For Free Tax Help

    From community-based services to free software, there are many free resources to help with your taxes.
  2. Raising Taxes To Subsidize Rural Internet

    The FCC is considering a tax hike to subsidize internet access in rural areas.
  3. Top 10 Financial Blessings Of 2009

    It's been a tough year for the broad economy, but the fact that we've emerged from the brink of economic collapse gives us plenty to be grateful for.
  4. Working Longer: Will It Hurt Your Retirement?

    Many are choosing to work longer in order to rebuild their nest eggs, but despite the extra income, there are drawbacks.
  5. You're Retired. Should You Ditch Your Life Insurance Policy?

    If you're trying to determine whether you should throw out your life insurance policy along with your business suits, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
  6. An Estate Planning Must: Update Your Beneficiaries

    Life changes make it time to rewrite your plan's designations.
  7. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  8. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    New taxes, property values, appraisals, community changes and nearby abandoned foreclosures can all lower your home's value. Take proactive steps to protect it.
  9. 2009 Tax Credits: A Holiday Gift To Yourself

    Before you run out and buy gifts for others, make sure you give yourself a gift by wrapping up all the tax breaks you possibly can.
  10. Get The Most Bang For Your Charitable Buck

    Stretch your donation dollars this holiday season by giving to an efficient nonprofit organization.
  11. 10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Know what you're in for before jumping into the home remodeling game.
  12. Where Should Your Small Business Incorporate?

    Where you incorporate your small business will affect your tax rates and overall costs. Where is it the most economical?
  13. The Rich Take A Pay Cut

    The current recession is having a large impact on the rich.
  14. Cut Taxes With An Energy-Efficient Home

    A greener home can mean more green in your pocket this tax season.
  15. 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.
  16. IRS Asset Seizures: Could It Happen To You?

    If you can't pay your taxes, know that the IRS has many avenues for collecting what you owe.
  17. New Healthcare Plan Taxing To All

    The idea that only the rich will be taxed for healthcare is as suspect as the idea that healthcare quality won't change.
  18. 4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    Find out how to work the system to get the highest total benefits the law allows.
  19. Refusing An Inheritance

    Contrary to popular belief, inheriting assets isn't always a good thing. Find out what to do if you want to disclaim them.
  20. Taking A Look At Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  21. The Truth About The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    The $8,000 tax credit might be the push you need to buy your first house, but there are some things you need to know first.
  22. Cut Taxes By Reporting Property Damage

    Know the options you have for your insured property if and when a disaster strikes.
  23. A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    For those who encounter this tax, it can be costly. Find out how to navigate this complicated tax arrangement.
  24. Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Half of Americans lose their nest eggs when they switch careers. Learn why you should avoid this trap.
  25. 5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows

    Find out how to stop chasing the market and start leading it.
  26. On This Day In Finance: July 13 - Live Aid Concert Raises $70 million

    The first global concert raised millions of dollars to help the poor in Ethiopia.
  27. Gift Cards? The Tax Man Wants Yours

    Find out why 25 U.S. states currently confiscate unused gift card balances.
  28. Notorious White Collar Criminals: Where Are They Now?

    While Madoff's victims hope he dies in jail, other notorious fraudsters still have future careers ahead of them.
  29. On This Day In Finance: July 1 - Internal Revenue Agency Founded

    Revenue Act of July 1, 1862 created the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
  30. Free Money For Homebuyers

    Take advantage of the federal and state money being offered to apply for an FHA mortgage and get the cash you need to go to closing.
  31. Tax Court: Your Last Resort

    Appealing an unfavorable or unfair tax ruling may be your last chance to save your finances.
  32. On This Day In Finance: June 9 - The Birth Of Modern Taxation

    On this day in 1943, the Current Tax Payment Act was signed into law.
  33. Vacation Home Or Income-Producing Investment?

    There is an alternative to letting your cottage sit empty all year, but turning a profit won't be easy.
  34. Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts

    Home buyers with low down payments may get stuck with higher mortgage payments. Find out what you get for the extra money.
  35. How To Appeal Your IRS Audit

    The auditor's review isn't always the last word. Many taxpayers who are audited can successfully appeal their audits and save thousands of dollars.
  36. 5 Tax(ing) Retirement Mistakes

    Don't let these simple errors take the luster off your golden years.
  37. No Debt Forgiveness For The Tax Man

    Debt settlement sounds like a free lunch, but it has tax consequences.
  38. 5 Ways To Save On Child Care Costs

    Child care costs can be a shock to new and expecting parents, but are some programs in place to help with the first few years.
  39. Tough Times: Should You Dip Into Your Qualified Plan?

    401(k)s, pensions and profit-sharing plans can be a source of cash, but there are consequences to this option.
  40. Making Sense Of The Tax Code

    If tax rules and regulations are Greek to you, read on to learn how to decipher them.
  41. Downsize Your Home To Downsize Expenses

    Learn how to cut your mortgage, tax, gas and utilities bills.
  42. Seek Out Past Losses To Uncover Future Gains

    Tax loss carry-forwards can help reduce the tax burden of owning a profitable fund.
  43. Run Your Personal Finances Like A Business

    The principles that contribute to success in business can also help you achieve your financial goals.
  44. Update Your Variable Annuity With Section 1035

    Thanks to a special tax code clause, you can surrender a variable annuity without paying income tax.
  45. Non-Cash Contribution Rules Could Cut Returns

    Higher standards for certain contributions could mean smaller deductions for you.
  46. An Introduction To Canadian Income Trusts

    Yields in excess of 10% aren't rare, but these unique investments need to be chosen very carefully.
  47. Dividends Still Look Good After All These Years

    Find out how this "first love" still holds its bloom as it ages.
  48. Get A Step Up With Credit Shelter Trusts

    Don't let unexpected taxes eat away at your inheritance or burden your heirs.
  49. Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning it.
  50. It Is Better To Give AND Receive

    You give to benefit others, but there can be perks for you too.
  51. A Multipurpose Future Planning Tool

    Overfunded variable universal life insurance policies can be an all-in-one financial solution.
  52. Saving Money With A Private Annuity Trust

    Learn about a strategy that could help you reduce taxes, diversify your portfolio and generate income.
  53. 10 Reasons Why Moving Might Not Make You Richer

    Find out why moving to a less expensive city may not reduce your expenses.
  54. Pay For A College Education With Retirement Funds

    These savings vehicles may be better than college saving funds for some families.
  55. The Simple Tax Math Of Roth Conversions

    Roth conversions will be available to affluent taxpayers in 2010. Will you benefit?
  56. Pick The Perfect Trust

    Trusts are an estate plan's anchor, but the terminology can be confusing. We cut through the clutter.
  57. Discover Master Limited Partnerships

    These unique investments provide significant tax advantages.
  58. Get Ready For The Estate Tax Phase-Out

    Changes to federal legislation will affect how your assets are treated once you're gone - be prepared.
  59. Cut Your Tax Bill

    Paying your bills early or giving an extra donation now can help you come tax time.
  60. Capital Gains Tax Cuts For Middle Income Investors

    Find out how TIPRA plans to slash taxes for those in the 10-15% tax bracket.
  61. Estate Planning For Canadians

    Trusts, wills, taxes and rules differ by country. Find out what you need to know about estate plans in Canada.
  62. Tax Relief For Katrina Victims

    Find out if you qualify for the assistance offered to hurricane survivors by the U.S. government.
  63. New Retirement Plan Limits For 2011

    New changes to the law can have a huge impact on your nest egg.
  64. Retiring Early: How Long Should You Wait?

    Maximize your Social Security benefits by choosing when you retire.
  65. Changes In Tax Legislation And Regulation

    Keeping on top of these amendments can help you avoid penalties and take advantage of benefits.
  66. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property is divided.
  67. 4 IRA Changes That Encourage Savings

    Find out what's new in the world of IRAs and how you can get more bang for your buck.
  68. Pension Protection Act Of 2006 Becomes Law

    Learn how the passed bill can help you save more for retirement.
  69. Paying Uncle Sam: From Tobacco To $1 Trillion

    The services we rely on, like education, law and security, were built on taxes.
  70. 5 Things To Consider Before Late-In-Life Marriage

    Waiting to marry has become the norm, but do you know what to consider before saying "I do"?
  71. 9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business

    Give your business what it needs to thrive and it will reward you for years to come.
  72. The 5% Solution To Financial Freedom

    How can you save the recommended 10% of your income? We'll show you how to get there.
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